The American Kennel Club classifies the affenpinscher as a toy group dog for its small 10-pound size and 11-inch stature.
Intelligent and watchful, the beautiful Belgian sheepdog is also named the Groenendael for a place in Brussels.
The black Russian terrier looks like a giant schnauzer, with a similar body outline, plus a long beard and mustache.
Bouncy, silly, and fun-loving, the flat-coated retriever is often mistaken for a black-coated golden retriever.
The Labrador retriever has held the No. 1 spot as the most popular dog breed in the United States for nearly three decades.
The majestic Newfoundland is massive but also known as a gentle giant that is usually great with children.
This toy group dog is most commonly seen sporting a tan- or fawn-colored coat with a black mask and ears, and also black.
This herding dog herded sheep in Hungary. The unique corded coat protected this breed from the cold weather.
Schipperkes worked as ratters and watchdogs on and around ships and barges in Belgium as far back as Medieval times.
Although almost everyone who pictures a Scottish Terrier thinks of a black dog, they also come in wheaten.