Are you considering adopting a Lab, but you aren’t sure which one to bring home? You may have heard someone say that black dogs are the last to be adopted at shelters and many think it’s because there is something wrong with them. While there does seem to be a higher ratio of black animals in shelters, it’s simply because there are more of them to love! The black coat color is a dominant genetic trait, so there are literally just more black dogs in the world than any other color.

Don’t let their abundance deter you, here are 13 fun and fantastic reasons you should adopt a Black Lab!

1. Formal Events

Do you have a black tie affair you need a date for? Don’t worry! Your Black Lab will always be ready to accompany you-rain or shine-with a coat that will perfectly match your little black dress or tuxedo!

2. Shedding

If you wear a lot of black clothing the worst dog for you is a white one! Adopt a Black Lab and you will never have to worry about pesky dog hair showing up on your clothes!

3. Warmth

Just a few minutes in the sun is all it takes for these cute canines to be warm and toasty! This is perfect in the winter when all you want to do is snuggle. Find your pup the perfect window to sunbathe next to and he will be ready to warm you up in no time!

4. Slimming

Everyone knows wearing black is slimming, and the same goes for your four-legged companion. Taking “Fido” out for a walk can help you become skinny while you look skinny next to him.

5. Dirt

One of the best parts of owning a Black Lab is that they almost never look dirty! Take them out for a day of hiking in the woods or let them dig a hole in the sand at the beach, their black coats won’t show nearly half the dirt and chances are you can get away with skipping the bath!

6. Snow Angels

Winter is a tough time for everyone, but one less thing you have to worry about with a Black Lab is losing them in the snow while you’re making snow angels. With a white dog you could turn away for just a second and they quickly blend in, but that’s not the case with Black Labs! They’ll always stand out!

7. Hide and Seek

Black Labs are champions at night time hide and seek. So if you are looking for a partner for a challenging game with friends, a Black Lab would be the perfect companion for you!

8. They Match

Adopt a Black Lab and you will never have to worry about matching your decor or your outfit to your dog ever again. Every color goes perfectly with black!

9. Fashion Forward

Black is chic and always in style! You can walk the rover runway with your pup in tow and never have to worry about what colors are trending!

10. Rock Stars

Celebrate your inner rock star by adopting a Black Lab! Even Ozzy will be jealous of your pooch’s commitment to rocking his metal look!

11. Harry Potter

Are you a Harry Potter fan? Dressing up like Harry is easier than ever when you have your very own Padfoot to accompany you!

12. Zombie Apocalypse

Are you prepared for the Zombie apocalypse? Your Black Lab is! With build in camouflage and glow in the dark eyes, Zombie’s won’t be able to recognize that your Black Lab isn’t undead!

13. The Real Reason

The best reason to adopt a Black Lab, or black dog, is that they are just as loving as brown, white, blue, or cream dogs. They play the same games, they wag their tails the same, and they will love you just as much as their other colored cousins!