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, the name of a strong black tea.

To help you weed through names for Black Labs, or your dark and brooding Newfie, here are our top names for our favorite black-coated besties!

#1 Blake

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.

#2 Noir

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.

#3 Pearl

Pearl, as in Black Pearl, is a rare black gemstone produced by the black-lip oyster, and the uncatchable ship Captained by Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean series. Pawfect for your mischievous or rare doggo.

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#4 Onyx

The Black Onyx is a valuable, beautiful shiny stone that is said to have soothing energy. This name is pawfect for black labs who can calm and love you to no end!

#5 Tar

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. 

#6 Shadow

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

#7 Obsidian

When lava cools, it creates volcanic glass, or obsidian. This moniker pawfectly suits a cool and calm pup with a shiny black coat.

#8 Ninja

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. 

#9 Zorro

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.

#10 Guinness

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.’