Did you know there’s such a thing as doggie discrimination? Among those in animal rescue circles, the phenomenon is known as “black dog syndrome.” According to animal shelter workers, animals with black coats can be somewhat harder to adopt out — or to even get noticed. It’s mostly an unconscious thing, say the experts, which may explain why black cats have the same problems finding a home. People who are aware of superstitions about black cats may also be unconsciously harboring superstitions about black dogs.
Source: MSNBC Health, 3/5/13