Personally, black dogs are my first choice. For some reason they are the most overlooked in shelters. Please consider adopting a black dog or a pit bull from your local animal shelter. My Hope is a black pit bull rescue, she's the cream of the crop :)
He was a little black dog, with long silky hair and small balck eyes that twinkled merrily on either side of his funny, wee nose. / Take your students on a multisensory field trip through this wonderful book!