This dog was adopted from an animal shelter. Black dogs are so special. A purebred Belgian Shepherd without a Doubt! So intelligent, so loving. The Belgian may be distinguished from the short-haired black German Shepherd by its long silky fur & 'lion's mane' (here contained somewhat by a collar) and orange almond-shaped eyes. Studies find that statistically, black dogs are euthanized more than any other. Why? How sad.