8 Black Dogs With White Paws


So you are after a dog with white paws, are you?

Good luck with cleaning those off after muddy walks in the park!

If white paws are your thing, then I have a list of eight dog breeds that have white paws.

Now, not every dog in each breed will be guaranteed to have white paws.

The breeds in my list offer a slightly better chance of getting a dog with white paws than other breeds.

And what is quite nice is that for many of these dogs, their white paws offer a nice contrast with other colours on their coat.

[1] Border Collie


Border Collies are medium-sized dogs with thick weather-resistant double coats that vary from smooth to rough and can either be wavy or curly. The soft, short and dense coat of this dog breed is commonly seen as white-and-black, the body is mostly black but white around the neck, chest, belly and legs. 

Other colour patterns for this breed include red merle, blue merle, brindle, black-tan-white or red-tan-white colour patterns. Despite the many colour combinations, dogs of this breed will most likely have white legs and white paws. 

A fully grown Border Collie will stand as tall 22 inches at the shoulders and weigh about 45 pounds. Border Collies are known to be very intelligent and very energetic, they will need lots of mental and physical stimulation to keep them going, they are not dogs that lie around and wait to be pampered. 

[2] Bernese Mountain Dog

The Bernese Mountain Dog, fondly called Berner, is a medium to large dog breed with a characteristic tricoloured coat. Native to the Swiss mountains, the weather-resistant double coat is thick, silky and mostly black with white and tan marking around the chest, belly, face and legs. Legs are usually tan with white paws. 

This dog is a hard-worker and breed to drive cattle and pull carts to the market, despite their humble background as farm dogs, they also make great family pets. The Berner is a gentle, affectionate and loyal dog, it’s very intelligent and easy to train. Dogs of this breed will grow as tall as 27 inches at the withers and weigh no more than 115 pounds. 

[3] Miniature Schnauzer

Miniature Schnauzers are small German dogs with square-shaped build and alert disposition. This super-active terrier-type dog is covered with a double coat; a soft undercoat and a hard and wiry external coat. Coat colours will range from white-and-black, black-and-silver, pepper and salt, solid black or white. 

Dogs of this breed will usually have white paws except those with solid black coats. Originally bred as ratters and farm dogs, Miniature Schnauzers are tough and muscular, they make good family pets and excellent watch dogs without an aggressive trait, they are intelligent and easy to train but with a stubborn streak. Adult dogs of this breed will stand no taller than 14 inches at the withers and tip the scale at 18 pounds. 

[4] Boston Terrier

The Boston Terrier is a well-balanced, short-tailed compact dog with a square-looking head and erect ears. It has round prominent eyes set widely apart on the head and a broad, flat nosed wrinkle-free face. The tough, muscular body of this terrier is covered with a short and smooth coat with a characteristic tuxedo-style colour pattern, black or brindle body with white chest. 

This terrier will also have a white blaze and muzzle, black nose and white marking on its legs and paws. Dogs of this breed will weigh no more than 25 pounds and stand as tall as 17 inches at the withers. Although bred to be fighting dogs, Boston Terriers are nothing but gentle and playful. They are known to show sprouts of hyperactivity typical of terriers, and are very lovable and affectionate.

[5] American Staffordshire Terrier

Muscular and graceful, the American Staffordshire Terrier was bred in England as a fighting dog. This dog breed has short, smooth and glossy coats with different colour patterns including white-and-tan, brindle-and-white, white-and-black, etc, they will usually have white markings on the face, chest, legs and paws. 

As fighting dogs, the AmStaffs are bred to be stocky with broad chests and powerful legs, these dogs are very playful and great with kids. They need lots of exercise and a great deal of mental stimulation to keep them going. Fully mature dogs will measure about 19 inches from paws to shoulders and weigh no more than 70 pounds. Despite its tough and stoic look, the AmStaff is actually a very gentle and tolerant dog. 

[6] Staffordshire Bull Terrier

The Staffordshire Bull Terrier is a small to medium-sized dog breed with a stocky and muscular build. Their short and smooth coat can come in virtually any colour with white marking on a few areas. They can be red, brindle, fawn, black, blue, any of these colours with white markings on the face, chest, belly and paws. 

These dogs usually don’t have white paws, many will have paws with the same colour as their bodies. Adult dogs of this breed will measure about 16 inches from paws to shoulders and weigh about 36 pounds. The Staffords are known to be intelligent, courages and very fond of kids. Their ancestors were fast fighting dogs but the modern Staffordshire Bull terrier has a very gentle personality and adapts well to the family lifestyle.

[7] Tibetan Terrier

Powerful and medium-sized dog with a shaggy coat, the Tibetian Terrier comes in a variety of colour combinations. This compact dog breed can be seen in solid colours, or particoloured especially white-and-tan, white-and-black, pepper and salt, or liver, chocolate with white markings on the face, chest and paws. 

Only dogs with pronounced white colouring on their bodies are likely to have white paws and dogs with solid colours other than white will not have white paws. The shaggy coat of a Tibetian Terrier covers the entire body and a fall of hair covers the face but long eyelashes ensure their eyes stay open enough to see. 

Dogs of this breed are very sweet and fun-loving creatures and unlike most other terriers these dogs were bred to be companions, not vermin hunters. An adult Tibetian Terrier will stand as tall as 16 inches at the shoulders and weigh no more than 30 pounds. 

[8] Australian Shepherd

The Australian Shepherd dog breed has a medium-length water-resistant coat, which can be straight or wavy, over its body and long fulsome hair around the neck and chest. The Aussies colour patterns can range from solid black or tan to blue merle, red merle  with white markings on the face, chest, and legs. 

Most of these dogs will have white paws irrespective of the colour combination, except those with inconspicuous white markings. At full maturity, an Australian Shepherd will tip the scale at 70 pounds and stand as tall as 23 inches at the withers. This highly energetic dog was originally bred in the United States for herding livestock and over the years they have transformed to the perfect family companion. Aussies are very intelligent, easy to train and devoted to their humans. 

James Grayston

My name is James and I love dogs. have owned four Golden Retrievers in the past 15 years. Currently I own two "Goldies"- a five year old and a seven month old. The photo shows me with our youngest when she was about 7 weeks old!