Black dog bias?

I'm a black dog and proud of it. But it seems that some people don't prefer black dogs - my Mum disagrees!

We have always heard that shelters and rescues have a harder time getting black dogs adopted over other 'colors' of dogs. Some people call it 'black dog syndrome'.

We were reading an interesting article in the LA Times this past weekend, that says "skeptics say the syndrome is an urban legend, but shelter and rescue leaders insist the phenomenon is very, very real." I'm siding with the shelter and rescue leaders on this one. I know first hand that the shelter where I came from has a harder time adopting out black dogs.

It's an interesting read. Check out the story, "Black Dog Bias?" in the LA Times.