Top 10 Black Dog Names

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A black coat is a pretty common color among dog breeds. Some pups are pure black while others are a mixture of other colors including white and brown. In fact, your dog's color is dependent on its bloodline and breed. Dog breeds like the Doberman, Newfoundland, Portuguese Water Dog, black Great Dane, Rottweiler, and black Labrador Retriever are mostly black in color.

The black fur on these dogs gives them a sense of mystique and a presence that is undoubtedly charming. They certainly need unique names to match their look. Fortunately, there are plenty of names that you can choose inspired by all sorts of things. For instance, a unique and yet excellent way to name your canine friend is to associate two things. If you associate food and the color black, you can come up with names like Espresso, or Darjeeling which is the name of a strong black tea.

On the other hand, you may just be looking for a standard dog name that matches your dogs’ black fur. If this is the case, then find below the top ten monikers for dogs that have a black-colored coat. 


Blake is an Old English word or name for someone that had dark hair or dark skin. The name is a pawtastic fit for a furry bestie with a black fur coat.


Noir means black in French. If you are looking for an exotic name for your black-coated pup, then Noir is probably your best bet. The name is short, catchy and relatively easy for almost anyone to pronounce.


Pearl, as in Black Pearl, has two popular references you can choose from. The first is the rare black gemstone produced by the black-lip oyster, and the second is the uncatchable ship Captained by Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean series. 

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The Black Onyx is a valuable, beautiful shiny stone that is said to have soothing energy. If your black tail-wagger has such an effect on you, then Onyx is a furfect name for them.


Tar, as in Tarmac, is the black stuff used to build roads, in other words, it paves a rough road into a smooth one. If your black pooch makes your life easier in one way or the other, then Tar is a pawsome name to choose. 


If your black-coated doggo especially loves to follow you around, then shadow is an excellent name for them for obvious reasons.


Meaning full of shadow, Shady is a cute derivative of name Shadow, especially if you have twin dogs that are about the same age. 


A ninja was a covert agent in feudal Japan known to wear a black costume from head to toe. Today, a ninja is anyone that excels in an activity. The name is a cute nod to a black pooch that loves a particular activity. 


Zorro, the masked defender of the people that wore an all-black costume, is a pawfect moniker for your furry bestie that loves to help or be around people.


Guinness Stout is a dark Irish beer and is, therefore, a pawesome name for a dark pupper that is fun and keeps your spirit ‘high.’