Looking for the Best
Black Dog Names?
Here They Are!

I've collected a list of my 55 favorite black dog names to share with you!

As you can probably tell by now, I have a real soft spot in my heart for black dogs. My own black dog, Chase, is my “baby”. I know that there are many other sweet, lovable black dogs like him out there that are just waiting for someone to come along and “take a chance” on them.

If you are considering a black dog adoption , I hope you find the following list of my 55 favorite black dog names helpful in choosing the name for your new furbaby.

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And if you just can’t seem to decide which name you should choose, ask yourself the following:

  • Do you like the name enough to repeat it many times a day for many years to come?
  • Does the name really suit your dog’s personality?
  • Is the name simple to pronounce so that it will be easy for your dog to understand?
  • Do you feel it will suite him even after he leaves puppyhood behind (if you’ve adopted a black dog puppy) and grows into an adult?
  • Is it the kind of name that will make people laugh at him (or you)?

With that in mind, why not make yourself a cup of herbal tea, sit back, relax and peruse the following list of names to see which one gets your heart thumping?

And for even more dog names , check out our pages on masculine dog names and female puppy names.

55 Great Black Dog Names

  • Ash
  • Bear
  • Beluga
  • Blackberry
  • Blackie
  • Blackjack
  • Charcoal
  • Coco
  • Cocopuff
  • Coke
  • Cola
  • Cordial
  • Cosmos
  • Currant
  • Diesel
  • Domino
  • Dusk
  • Ebony
  • Eclipse
  • Eightball
  • Ember
  • Espresso
  • Galaxy
  • Guinness
  • Inkspot
  • Inky
  • Jet
  • Hershey
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  • Licorice
  • Midnight
  • Moonbeam
  • Moonstruck
  • Nero
  • Noir
  • Olive
  • Onyx
  • Pepper
  • Pepsi
  • Phantom
  • Pitch
  • Puddle
  • Sable
  • Shade
  • Shadow
  • Smoke
  • Smokey
  • Sooty
  • Spade
  • Spot
  • Storm
  • Stormy
  • Raven
  • Thunder
  • Twilight
  • Velvet

I hope that this list of black dog names has gotten your creative juices flowing!

I also hope you will help me to spread the word educating people about the unfairness of BBD (Big Black Dog) Syndrome.

These sweet, loving dogs deserve a chance. So, please, let's give them one.

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If you already have a black dog, or know someone who does, you'll definitely want to grab a copy of Black is Beautiful: A Celebration of Dark Dogs.

This wonderful book is a photographic tribute to America’s least appreciated canines by writer and photographer Pam Townsend. Ms. Townsend is also a volunteer with the SPCA/Humane Society of Prince George’s County, Inc.

For a donation of $20 to the SPCA/HS of Prince George's County, plus $3.13 shipping and handling, you can get your copy and do your part to help support big black dog adoption.

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