Are you looking for a unique and special pup to add to your family? Look no further than the black dogs with pointy ears! These pups are not only adorable, but they also have a lot of personality and charm. From their distinctive pointy ears to their sleek black coats, these dogs will turn heads wherever they go. Whether you’re looking for a loyal companion or a playful pup, these black dogs with pointy ears will surely fit the bill.


Black Beauceron dog with tongue out and ear up and pointy
Black Beauceron with cropped ears

The Beauceron is the largest French Sheepdog, and it is known for its energetic and protective attitude. These dogs are very loyal and never miss anything with their watchful eyes. They were initially bred to herd sheep but are also excellent guard dogs. The Beauceron is a strong dog with a muscular build, and it has a thick double coat that sheds moderately. 

  • Other names: Berger de Beauce (Sheepdog from Beauce) or Bas Rouge (red-stockings)
  • Lifespan: 10 -12 years
  • Origin: France
  • Ears: born floppy, cropped and pinned up later to make ears pointy


Black Pomeranian sitting next to some red flowers
Pure Black Pomeranian

Pomeranians are known for their tiny size and friendly temperament. They are descended from a much larger breed of Spritz from Iceland and Lapland. Pomeranians are amiable little dogs who love to play and are very alert to their surroundings, sometimes leading to barking problems. They were a big hit with many royals, like Queen Victoria, who fell in love with these dogs. 

  • Other names: Deutscher Spitz, Zwergspitz, Dwarf Spitz, Pom Pom, Pom, Zwers, and Tumbleweed
  • Lifespan: 12 -16 years
  • Origin: Pomerania: Baltic Sea in Central Europe, split between Poland and Germany.
  • Ears: pointy from birth

Cane Corso

Dog standing outside with tongue out ears up and pointy
Cane Corso dog with pointy ears

The Cane Corso has a big solid head, a a heavy rectangular body, and a short black, grey, fawn, or red coat. With its naturally strong-willed and dominant personality, the Cane Corso is not one to back down from any challenge. This makes the Cane Corso an excellent protector of his family and home. The Cane Corso can weigh up to a massive 120 pounds. Breeders created the breed to hunt big game and guard property.

  • Other names: Cane Corso Italiano, Italian Mastiff
  • Lifespan: 10 -12 years
  • Origin: Italy
  • Ears: born floppy, cropped and pinned up later to make ears pointy


Pure black Chihuahua with pointy ears and necklace on
Little Black Chihuahua

These little dogs come from Mexico and are named after the state of Chihuahua. They come from a dog called Techichi, which had pointy ears and came in many colours. Chihuahuas are the smallest kind of dog. They are full of personality and are very active. Chihuahuas are very emotional dogs. They often show their feelings through their body language.

  • Lifespan: 12 -20 years
  • Origin: Mexico
  • Ears: pointy from birth

Chow Chow

Black Chow Chow with a blue tongue sticking out
Beautiful Black Chow Chow

The Chow Chow is a fluffy dog that originated in Northern China. They were used for guarding, herding, and hunting. The Chow Chow is one of the oldest dog breeds that possibly return to the Miocene period. They are known for their blue tongues and extra teeth – most dogs only have 42 teeth, but the Chow Chow has 44. Unlike other dogs, the chow’s back legs are completely straight.

  • Other names: Chow
  • Lifespan: 11 -15 years
  • Origin: China
  • Ears: pointy from birth


Side view of a Dobermann ears pointy
Cropped pointy ears: Dobermann

Dobermann’s a stunning breed of dog originally bred in Germany by a tax collector named Karl Friedrich Louis Dobermann. These dogs need an experienced handler. These dogs are incredibly loyal, obedient, and intelligent, making training easy with the correct handler. The ears of a Dobermann are beautifully floppy when they are born. However, Dobermann’s ears are often cropped after birth to look pointy. Dobermanns have their ears cropped as it’s believed to be for their safety as a working dog; however, this is questionable for a family dog. Not all countries allow practice anymore.

  • Other names:
  • Lifespan: 10 -13 years
  • Origin: Germany
  • Ears: born floppy, cropped and pinned up later to make ears pointy

German Shepherd

Pure black German Shepherd with ball in mouth on the grass
Pure black German Shepherd

Max von Stephanitz developed the German Shepherd breed in 1899. The breed is often used by police officers, guards, and military personnel. German Shepherds are intelligent dogs that can be easy to train if you know how to teach them. They are calm, protective, and obedient if trained to a high standard. However, if a German Sheperd is not adequately trained, it can become dominant and take control.

  • Other names: Alsatian
  • Lifespan: 9 -13 years
  • Origin: Germany
  • Ears: pointy from birth


Pure black Groenendael standing on a white background
Groenendael with pointy ears

The Belgian Sheepdog is a medium-sized dog known for its body built for endurance, intelligence, and sensitivity. They have black coats and pointy ears. This breed was developed primarily by breeder Nicolas Rose in 1893. Belgian Sheepdogs are highly trainable and versatile dogs whose intelligence is legendary. Military forces in both World Wars have used the breed and are still used by many militaries in different ways today.

  • Other names: Belgian Sheepdog
  • Lifespan: 10 -14 years
  • Origin: Belgian
  • Ears: pointy from birth

Manchester Terrier

Manchester Terrier with pointy ears and curly tail. black in colour
Manchester Terrier

The Manchester Terrier is a lean, brown, black dog, but primarily black and has a smooth-haired coat. It was first bred in the 19th century to control the vermin in the City of Manchester. They took the job very seriously and soon became the best choice of dog breed at rat catchers. These dogs are very happy, keen to please and very active. Manchester Terriers can also have button ears, not just erect pointy ears. However, all toy versions of this dog breed will have pointed ears only.

  • Other names: Gentleman’s Terrier
  • Lifespan: 15 – 17 years
  • Origin: England
  • Ears: pointy from birth

Miniature Pinscher

Black dog with pointy ears laying down with a white bow on
Cute Miniature Pinscher

Miniature pinschers are a type of dog. They look like mini Dobermanns. Their ancestors may have been a mix of German Pinschers, Italian Greyhounds, and Dachshunds. Miniature pinschers need lots of care and attention from their owners. They are an assertive, active, and independent breed of dog. Miniature Pinschers can be stubborn sometimes, which can hold back on training capabilities at the start. Miniature Pinschers are very good at escaping. They also make good watchdogs because they are always alert and looking for strangers.

  • Other names: Zwergpinscher, Min Pin, King of the Toys
  • Lifespan: 12 -15 years
  • Origin: Germany
  • Ears: born floppy, cropped and pinned up later to make ears pointy

Black Norwegian Elkhound

Black Norwegian Elkhound with different colour eyes and pointy ears
Black Norwegian Elkhound

The Black Norwegian Elkhound is a small dog that is bred to hunt. It is scarce outside of Scandinavia, where people in Nordic countries use it for the same purpose as the Grey Norwegian Elkhound. The Black Norwegian Elkhound is smaller, more agile, and easier to recognise in the snow than the Grey Norwegian Elkhound. The Black Norwegian Elkhound is a younger breed first bred in Norway in the 18th century. The breed got its name from the Norwegian word for “elk dog” or “moose dog.” In English, “elk” refers to the animal that people in Eurasia call an “elk,” and “moose” refers to the animal people in the United States call a “moose.”

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  • Lifespan: 10 – 12 years
  • Origin: Norway
  • Ears: pointy from birth

Pit Bull

Pit Bull with pointy ears and tongue out
Handsome Pit Bull

There are different types of dogs called pit bulls in other parts of the world. The American Pit Bull Terrier is a dog originally from the United States. The term “pit bull” was first used in 1927. Pit bulls have served in wars and as mascots. Within the United States, pit bulls are usually categorised as American Pit Bull Terriers, American Staffordshire Terriers, American Bulldogs, Staffordshire Bull Terriers, and occasionally the American Bulldog. The Staffordshire Bull Terrier is not considered a pit bull in other countries, including Britain. Most pit bull-type dogs descend from the British Bull and Terrier, a 19th-century dog-fighting type developed from crosses between the Old English Bulldog and the Old English Terrier.

  • Lifespan: 12- 14 years
  • Origin: UK, USA
  • Ears:  born floppy, cropped and pinned later to make ears pointy


Pure black Schipperke with pointy ears in some water
A happy Schipperke

The Schipperke is a small Belgium breed of dog with small, pointed ears. The breed became popular in the 1690s on barges and earned its name schipperke, meaning “little captain” in Flemish. One of the breed characteristics is a long ruff around the neck. This breed originated in Belgium in the 1600s. There has been a long debate over whether this type of dog is a spitz or miniature Sheepdog.

  • Other names: Sitzke, Spits, Spitske, Little Black Devil, Litte Captain
  • Lifespan: 13 – 15 years
  • Origin: Belgium
  • Ears: pointy from birth

Scottish Terrier

Cite Scottish Terrier, pure black layng down on some green grass
Scottish Terrier with pointy ears

The Scottish Terrier is a muscular little dog originally bred to hunt vermin on farms. They have short legs and distinctive furnishings on the beard, legs, and lower body. They are well-balanced and have huge paws. Scottish Terriers are independent, confident, and very spirited.

  • Other names: Aberdeen Terrier, Scottie
  • Lifespan: 11 – 13 years
  • Origin: Scotland
  • Ears: pointy from birth

Skye Terrier

dog with long black hair and ears sticking up
Skye Terrier

The Skye Terrier is a Scottish dog breed with a long body and short legs. This breed can come in many colours, including jet black. The Skye Terrier is on the endangered list of dog breeds. In 2005, there were only 30 puppies born recorded. The Skye Terriers are deliberately bred with chondrodysplasia deformities like the dachshunds, corgies, and Basset Hounds. Skye Terriers have strong instincts to chase any signs of movement because of their hunting background. Their instinct is to hunt down small prey.

  • Other names: Clydesdale Terrier, Fancy Skye Terrier, Silky Skye Terrier, Glasgow Terrier, Paisley Terrier. 
  • Lifespan: 12 – 15 years
  • Origin: Scotland
  • Ears: pointy from birth

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