A new study found that people are less likely to adopt black dogs than dogs with lighter colored fur.
Fortunately, being racist against black dogs isn't connected to being racist against black people. There are three main reasons people stay away from black dogs . . .
1. Studies have found that black dogs are seen as being SCARIER or GRIM, so people with kids are less likely to adopt them.
2. Their photos look worse on humane society adoption websites, since amateur photographers don't know how to light photos properly to keep black dogs from looking like silhouettes with tongues.
3. And when black dogs shed, their fur is more noticeable . . . so people might not want a black dog to shed all over their furniture. (SBS.com.au)