Their personalities differ by coat color. Some dogs match the breed's temperament, although it mostly relies on their upbringing.
Affenpinschers are brave, engaging, and amusing. Their wiry coat needs biweekly brushing and cutting every few months to avoid matting.
Rotties are calm, kind, and loving with their family, yet scary to outsiders. Their sleek short coat is typically black with rust, brown, or mahogany trim.
Belgian sheepdogs are energetic, trainable "workaholics." Only weekly brushing and occasional bathing are needed to maintain the shiny black coat.
With their thick, water-resistant coats, robust bodies, and webbed feet, Newfoundlands were ideal. Newfies defend homes and pull carts.
Flat-coated retrievers exercise more. Its name comes from its glossy, straight coat. Black is the most popular color for flat-coated retrievers.
Black Russian terriers resemble gigantic schnauzers with lengthy beards and mustaches. A "blackie" is a black-only breed.
Standard poodles are smart, inquisitive, lively, and trainable. Originally bred to recover waterfowl for hunters, these dogs were famous circus dogs.