15 Black and White Dog Breeds

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Black and white dogs are iconic and beautiful. They look great in your photos and are always easy to spot on your floors before you trip over them. If you're considering welcoming a black and white dog into your home, here's what you need to know about what breeds are available.

Check out our list of 15 black and white dog breeds. You're sure to find a dog with the right size and personality for you!

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Cute white male poodle resting on the grass. These types of water dogs have long been used as water dogs and companion dogs.

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Knowing the most popular black and white dog breeds will help you find new friends who have the appearance and behavior of your desired pet. We have listed 15 dogs that are suitable for a variety of potential dog owners. Everyone on this list has a dog!

1. Siberian Husky

Huskies play on the beach.
The Siberian Husky looks like a wolf, but it's also cute.

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The Siberian Husky is a ferocious looking dog that looks like it just stepped out of a pack of wolves. They are not very large dogs, weighing about 60 pounds and standing about 24 inches tall. They are great companions for anyone wanting a sporty black and white dog. These dogs are best at playing with another mate, rather than having fun tearing up your belongings while you're at work. These dogs are known for their tendency to shed and goofy.

2. Dalmatians

Dalmatians have a rich history of helping humans, and they make great friends.

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Dalmatians are a typical black and white dog breed. Spotted all over their bodies, they have been admired for their looks for decades. They've even been featured in various notable media, including movies! In the past, the dogs were trained to be used by emergency services when horse-drawn firefighters needed to clear roads. Now, they are the mascots of the firehouse. These medium-sized dogs are about 24 inches tall and weigh about 60 pounds.

3. Border Collie

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The Border Collie is a very intelligent and tough herding dog.

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The Border Collie is a very intelligent dog that has been trained as a herding dog for centuries. They are hardy animals that can thrive in the wet and cold weather of the UK. Border Collies typically come in black and white, and they can be challenging pets. You can train one of these dogs with considerable patience. However, they are notoriously loud companions in your house, and they certainly need a lot of space to run around in. Plus, you can expect frequent visits to the groomer to keep their fur from getting too long or tangled!

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4. Boston Terrier

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The Boston Terrier is a small breed of dog that is perfect for families that don't have a lot of space.

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Boston terriers are small dogs that are members of the mastiff family. They come in a variety of colors, including white, tan, red, and gray, but the most popular are black and white. These are the perfect companions for someone who doesn't have a lot of space in their home but wants a dog. They only weigh 25 pounds, so they don't require a lot of space. Boston Terriers are great for families and they are also very quiet compared to other dogs. People with allergies also love these pets because their fur is short and doesn't shed!

5. Portuguese Water Dog

Types of Water Dogs - Portuguese Water Dogs
Portuguese water dog lying on the bow of a boat on a lake. These types of water dogs were used as fisherman's helpers, acting as messengers from boat to shore or boat to boat.

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The Portuguese Water Dog is a well-known dog breed that once worked with fishermen as messengers. They are even trained to work on other projects on board, such as collecting broken nets and gear. These dogs are great for those who don't want an active breed; they tend to be very quiet. They're medium-sized, though, weighing 50 pounds and standing about 22 inches tall. If you like a dog that looks unique and keeps you busy, this is the dog for you!

6. Great Dane

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A white Great Dane is a white animal with a genetic mutation that gives it white fur and light blue eyes.


Although many people think of Great Danes and imagine a brown Great Dane with black spots, Great Danes do come in black and white. They come in two variants known as harlequin and tuxedo, and their colors feature black and white. These dogs are for people who don't mind loud barking and long walks. The Great Dane is a large dog breed that can weigh up to 175 pounds and in some cases stand up to 34 inches. These dogs need a lot of space, but they are smart enough to be easily trained!

7. Alaskan Malamute

Alaskan Malamutes can be as goofy as their smaller cousins, the Siberian Husky.

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The Alaskan Malamute appears to be an enlarged version of the Siberian Husky. They are large dogs, weighing up to 85 pounds, and come in black, white, or gray. They are beautiful dogs with bright eyes and lots of energy. Malamutes are working dogs, so they need a lot of exercise. Plus, your favorite black and white fur will spread all over your furniture as it keeps shedding! Still, they make cute and intelligent pets!

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8. Canaan Dog

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Canaan dogs are full of energy. They love to run and play.

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The Canaan Dog is a medium-sized dog that is mostly covered in white fur with only a small portion of black. These dogs are full of energy, yet low maintenance. These animals are known for frequent barking, which can be reduced with training. Unfortunately, they also have a habit of hunting down small game such as squirrels, so you might get a "gift" from time to time. Still, they are very alert and active dogs, so they make great watchdogs.

9. Tibetan Terrier

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Tibetan Terriers are small, but they need quite a bit of grooming!

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The Tibetan Terrier is a small, cute dog with long fur to cope with the cold of the Chinese home environment. They weigh only 30 pounds and are hypoallergenic, so they're perfect for a wide variety of owners. These small dogs are often stubborn, so they must be rigorously trained. However, they are very intelligent and they enjoy being around people they know. They don't bark excessively, but they will let you know when strangers are nearby.

10. French Bulldog

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French Bulldogs are great for apartments and small, quiet living areas.

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French Bulldogs are cute little dogs that only grow to be around 30 pounds. They can come in many different colors, including black and white. These dogs are the perfect goofy companion for anyone who likes to play outside and spend the same amount of time sitting on the couch. Your French Bulldog will do just like you. They are very low maintenance animals and they are fairly quiet when it comes to barking. They do, however, snore.

11. Newfoundland

Black and White Newfoundland (Landseer) Puppy
Newfoundland puppies are larger as adults than many other breeds!

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The Newfoundland breed is a sturdy working animal that can weigh over 150 pounds when fully grown. These dogs are big and need a strong owner who can keep them in line. Although their size may seem intimidating at first glance, Newfoundlands are sweet, cuddly dogs who actually suffer from separation anxiety. These dogs need a lot of space in your home and yard.

12. Papillon

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Papillons make great pugs and companions!

Also known as the Toy Spaniel, the Papillon is a small dog weighing just 9 pounds when fully grown. These adorable dogs make great companions and are the perfect size to sit on your lap. They come in a variety of colors such as tan, beige, chocolate, white, and black. Like other small dogs, Babylonians can be a bit rambunctious. While this is helpful when someone is not in your home, it can be a real hindrance when entertaining guests who are unfamiliar with dogs.

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13. Shetland Sheepdog

The smartest dog breed - Shetland Sheepdog
Shetland Sheepdogs come in a variety of colors, including black and white.


Also known as Shelties, Shetland Sheepdogs are a medium-sized dog weighing around 25 pounds, much smaller than the collies they look like. They are very intelligent dogs and have been used for herding and other jobs. They still stand out in various competitions for this and other jobs. Shetland Sheepdogs are easy to train and love to please their owners. They are perfect family animals and they come in many very desirable colors including black and white.

14. Chihuahua

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Chihuahuas love to play with their owners.

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Chihuahuas are a very small dog breed that come in black and white as well as various other colors. These dogs are great to those they bond with, but a little scary to everyone else. They are very timid and shy dogs, but they are very cheerful and not afraid to bark at outsiders. Weighing up to 6 lbs, these adorable dogs are perfect for playing and relaxing together.

15. Bernese Mountain Dog

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The Bernese Mountain Dog is one of the largest dog breeds.

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The Bernese Mountain Dog is another large dog that needs a lot of space and a loving owner. These dogs can weigh over 100 pounds and are very hardy. Sure, they might have a spare brown spot on their face, but they're mostly just black and white. These dogs are very intelligent and very family oriented. Their long fur coats do need a lot of grooming, though.

Final Thoughts on Black and White Dog Breeds

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Black and white dogs are loving animals!


There are many reasons people like black and white dog breeds, but finding the perfect dog for you is more important than their pattern. Fortunately, you now have a list of 15 different breeds from which to choose. Whether you want a watchdog or a dog who will watch TV with you, this list makes finding the right dog easy!


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