Are black dogs put to sleep more often because of their color?

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From News One: Since there is prejudice toward blacks, is it that hard to believe that this bias extends to the canine world too? According to proponents of “Black Dog Syndrome” (BDS), pet lovers are reportedly passing up black dogs at pounds and shelters and choosing lighter colored canines, causing black dogs to be euthanized at alarming rates.

BDS, which is also applicable to black cats, is a disturbing phenomenon that can supposedly be traced to a few factors.

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