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Monday, November 12, 2007


Black Dog Syndrome has some Canadian Humane Society officials worried.

It seems black dogs at the Lakeland Human Society in Cold Lake aren't adopted as much as their lighter-colored canine friends. Prospective owners prefer any color but black, said animal care attendant Chelsea Deschambeau.

The reasoning is simple: All black dogs look alike.

Deschambeau also says darker dogs, such as Rottweilers, have a bad image and are portrayed in movies as aggressive. And, they don't photograph well because they don't stand out.

Of the 25 dogs now waiting to be adopted in the Alberta kennel, 17 are black.

On the other hand, Edmonton Humane Society spokesman Dianne Shannon says it's not the black dogs that are discriminated against, but black cats.

Where's Al Sharpton when you need him?

Photo by Erica Marshall

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Anonymous proofreader said...

Is it PC to call them African-American canines?

Mon Nov 12, 01:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Pete said...

I had a black dog for years as a kid growing up. A female mutt named Otto after a then close friend.She was a mix of Lab and whatever. She was found tethered to a fire hydrant near a school my mom worked at.She showed behavorial signs of having been abused.
She was the best pet I ever had.
She was a loyal friend and watchdog.
She was hard to see at night however.
If I ever get another it is!

Mon Nov 12, 02:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blackie, the best dog I ever had.

Mon Nov 12, 02:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

couldn't see him in the dark though, unles he was smiling.

Mon Nov 12, 02:47:00 PM  
Anonymous proofreader said...

Once you go black, you never go back..

Mon Nov 12, 11:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Beetlexuls said...

Unless you grow very much old...

Thu Dec 04, 07:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Beetlexuls said...

(that is when you become all grey)

Xedi Fara, Jeff!

Sun Mar 22, 04:15:00 AM  

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