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black dog syndrome

black dog syndrome
 n.— «But black dogs? While searching for a companion for George Bailey, Gregg was shocked to see a banner on an Ohio animal shelter’s Web site that detailed how tough it is for big dogs with black coats to find homes.…To the uninitiated, the idea seems so strange—doggie discrimination? But among those in animal rescue circles, the phenomenon is commonplace enough to have earned its own name: “black dog syndrome.”» —“Black pups face doggie discrimination” by Melissa Dahl MSNBC Mar. 5, 2008. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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