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Black Dog

Humboldt Seed Organization developed the Black Dog strain (cultivar), an indica-dominant hybrid of Blackberry Kush and Emerald Headband comprised of 85% indica and 15% sativa. With high THC levels and a heavy indica influence, Black Dog is a great strain for mental and physical effects like pain relief.

The lesser-known terpenes, ocimene, sabinene, and phellandrene, are most abundant in Black Dog, contributing to its powerful cerebral effects for many users. Tart notes of blackberry tease the palate, while woodsy and piney notes refresh the senses.

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Strain types

  • 85%Indica
  • 15%Sativa


  • Berry
  • Earthy
  • Pine
  • Woody


  • Berry
  • Grape
  • Sweet
  • Tart


Ocimene is the most abundant terpene in Black Dog, providing sweet flavors and woodsy aromas. Its anti-inflammatory properties help contribute to the strain’s pain-relieving effects. Other terpenes found in high concentrations in Black Dog include sabinene and phellandrene.

  • Ocimene

  • Phellandrene

  • Sabinene



Black Dogs has been reported to have the following effects:

  • Calming
  • Cerebral
  • Sedating

The following adverse effects have also been reported:

  • Dry Eyes
  • Dry Mouth
  • Panic Attacks
  • Thirst

Black Dog settles you into a soothing, sedative state. It’s a slow-building strain, taking around 15 minutes for users to feel its effects. Reviews of this strain celebrate its cerebral effects and note that it’s best used at the end of the day with a snack or two close by.

Medical Applications

Black Dog reviewers report using this indica hybrid for various medical purposes. With its high THC levels, Black Dog is said to alleviate pain and insomnia. It provides a long-lasting high that melts physical and mental stressors away.
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The sedating properties of Black Dog help some people achieve higher quality sleep, making this strain better for nighttime use.

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System
  • Mental / Emotional



growing strains

Growers may purchase Black Dog seeds online for cultivating the strain indoors or outdoors. Good light penetration is necessary during the plant’s flowering cycle, which produces a higher-than-average yield of buds.


Up to 9 feet

Humidity and Temperature

Semi-humid Mediterranean climate


48 to 55 days

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Frequently Asked Questions

What Is Black Dog Good For?

Black Dog is good if you want a cerebral high with the added benefit of pain relief and relaxation.

How Does Black Dog Make You Feel?

Black Dog can help you destress and feel less anxious, especially when dosed in moderation.

Is Black Dog an Indica or Sativa?

Black Dog is mostly an indica hybrid cannabis strain at 85%, with just 15% of the genetic profile having sativa roots.

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