The affenpinscher is categorised as a toy group dog by the American Kennel Club due to its diminutive 10-pound size and 11-inch height.
It was developed to eliminate rats and other pests. Affenpinscher, which translates to "monkey terrier" in German, makes sense when you see the charming pushed-in face of these dogs.
The Rottweiler, or Rottie as it's often called, is an ancient Roman cow dog ancestor that has served in a variety of service roles throughout history, such as guard dogs, search and rescue dogs, and therapy dogs.
Despite their imposing look and reserved demeanour around outsiders, Rotties make loving, tranquil companions for families. With rust, brown, or mahogany trim, their short, silky coat is primarily black.
The gorgeous Belgian sheepdog is known as the Groenendael after a neighbourhood in Brussels because it is alert and intelligent.
The Belgian sheepdog is the only breed of related sheepherding dogs that exclusively comes in black, the others being the Belgian Malinois, Belgian Laekenois, and Belgian Tervuren.
For almost three decades, the Labrador retriever has been the most popular breed of dog in the United States. Known for being sociable and trainable, labs make great family dogs.
Regular brushing will reduce the amount of hair that is left lying about the home because the short coat is water-resistant and sheds excessively. This active dog need a lot of daily exercise, particularly off-leash running or fetch.
The Flemish name of the breed translates to "small captain." These endearing and tenacious small dogs are often solid jet black with dark-brown eyes that sparkle.