In a classic case of "don't judge a book by its cover," a barrage of both volunteered pets and abandoned shelter dogs teamed up with dog-ruvin' photographer Fred Levy
to produce some furnom
In an effort to dissuade potential dog parents from conceding to the rather irrational idea of "Black Dog Syndrome
" -- where people are supposedly less likely to adopt black dogs due to the fear that the animal is unfriendly -- Levy's "Black Dog Project
" showcases a series of black dogs against black backdrops. Put simply, these photos are breathtaking, and I'm not just saying that because I have a soft spot for the dark-furred pups.
Following the uproar these photos caused, Levy decided to publish them in a book titled, "Black Dogs Project: Extraordinary Black Dogs And Why We Can't Forget Them
," coming out next fall. A percentage of the proceeds will even be going to a Labrador rescue in San Diego, and who doesn't ruv that?
To see more of these mesmerizing photos, visit Levy's Tumblr
, and to pre-order his book, head on over to Amazon
Featured Image via Canina Noir