I’m little late to the party, but I wanted to be certain to chime in with my opinion. Wednesday, Oct. 1st, was National Black Dog Day. I believe I first became aware of statistics four or five years ago: that black dogs (along with cats) are not adopted as easily as other colors and are often among the first to be euthanized. It’s heart breaking to imagine, and as a proud papa of a black and tan dachshund I must say some of the reasons why black dogs are usually overlooked are absurd to me. The three mains reasons I’ve heard include: 1) the black color is evil; 2) black dogs don’t photograph well and 3) black dogs look scary because their facial expressions are not as easily visible.
Wow. For me, all three reasons are the furthest from the truth. Let’s take Emily Sue as an example. Emily is the antithesis of evil; she’s so super sugary sweet she’ll cause a toothache. She photographs exceptionally well; the camera absolutely loves her! And, her big round and bright eyes pop in that sea of black; I always know how Emily feeling with just a look. If you’re considering a new pet, don’t discount the color black. What do you think dachshund friends?! In my experience, our community loves the classic black and tan coloring. It’s probably only second to the classic red. If you got a black and tan (or black dachshund) share yours on our Facebook page. We love seeing them.