Dogs Trust is doing something very special to celebrate National Black Dog Day 2 months ago

Dogs Trust is doing something very special to celebrate National Black Dog Day

They want to dispel the myths!

According to Dog's Trust, 'Black Dog Syndrome' is a common - and unfortunate - trend when rescue dogs that have black fur are overlooked for other colours of dog.

It's rather unclear why this occurs however many believe it's to do with superstition as black animals are seen as 'bad luck'. Others think it's because black fur doesn't photograph well.

To help combat this issue, Dog's Trust is celebrating National Black Dog Day. On National Black Dog Day, the welfare charity wants to highlight the importance of finding a four-legged friend that fits into your lifestyle, based on their personality rather than their appearance or coat colour.

 

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And so, they will be changing all images of their dogs looking for homes into black and white pictures.

Speaking about Black Dog Day, Head of Operations at Dogs Trust, Karla Dunne said: "Every dog has his day, so we are delighted to celebrate National Black Dog Day and highlight some of the amazing black dogs in our Rehoming Centre waiting to be adopted.

"We are always trying to promote our dogs and give them as many chances as possible to find their Forever Homes, regardless of their age, coat colour or breed.

 

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"Unfortunately, black dogs can spend longer waiting to be adopted and Dogs Trust has found in puppy litters of varying colours, lighter coloured puppies are often booked for adoption first.

"It may be that that black dogs don’t stand out due to their dark colouring in kennels so people may scroll past them when looking through dogs in need of adoption on rehoming websites.”

The charity is also asking members of the public to share photos of their own black dogs using the hashtag #NationalBlackDogDay to show people just how good they are.