Indica Dominant Hybrid – 85% Indica / 15% Sativa
THC: 16% – 24%, CBD: 3%
Black D.O.G. is a rare indica dominant hybrid strain (85% indica/15% sativa) created through crossing the infamous Blackberry Kush X Emerald Headband strains. Named for its super dark appearance, Black D.O.G. has super fluffy oversized and rock hard deep forest green nugs with thin clear hairs and a coating of vividly white crystal trichomes that contrast perfectly with the rich undertones. As you pull apart each frosty little nugget, fresh earthy aromas are released with a notable punch of blackberry to them. The flavor is very much the same, with a hint of berries and grapes accented by fresh pine and lightly sweetened earth. The Black D.O.G. high is just as delicious as its taste, with long-lasting effects that are perfect for those who appreciate a good cerebral indica high. The effects start in your mind, filling your cerebral sense with a tingly bliss that immediately erases any negative or racing thoughts. A relaxing body high helps keep you anchored as your mind fades further and further into sedation, ending in a deep and peaceful sleep. Thanks to these effects and its high 16-24% average THC level, Black D.O.G. is said to be perfect for treating those suffering from conditions such as chronic stress, depression, chronic pain, headaches or migraines, and insomnia.
Black D.O.G.’s flowers are medium to large in size and cling together in elongated, almost cylindrical shapes. These buds have a seemingly hybridized internal structure, with the dense center characteristic of indica varieties but with long, feathery leaves that have more of a sativa character. The leaves themselves are a bright shade of spring green and are wound through with a high concentration of curly orange pistils. Translucent white trichomes finish off these flowers, accounting for their psychoactivity and making them very sticky to the touch.
When properly cured, Black D.O.G. gives off a predominantly woodsy, earthy scent with hints of fresh pine. A deeper whiff may pick up on some fruity accents lurking underneath. Grinding up these buds, meanwhile, yields a deeply musky odor that pays tribute to this strain’s Kush roots. When it is combusted in a pipe or joint, Black D.O.G. burns with a smooth and refreshing smoke that’s typically easy to inhale. On the exhale, this smoke mingles flavors of citrus and pine.
Like many other indica-dominant strains, Black D.O.G. can be a creeper that requires several minutes before its effects become apparent. As such, impatient consumers are advised to wait for 15 minutes or so before increase their dosage. Eventually, the high arrives with a concerted feeling of pressure around the temples and lower forehead (the so-called “headband” effect for which parent strain Emerald Headband is named). As smokers become accustomed to this odd sensations, they may become aware of some changes in cognition and sensory perception. Ideas may seem to take on a new intensity or may move more quickly than usual. At the same time, consumers may be prone to slight visual or auditory distortions and may experience strange phenomena like a feeling of time dilation. Those who are so inclined can push these trippy properties even further with some moody lighting or atmospheric music.
Said to be a heavy producer, Black D.O.G. grows medium in height with strong vigor. Because of the strain’s incredibly short flowering cycle, which takes place from 48 to 55 days, the plants tend to be pest- and moisture-resistant. During the flowering phase, Black D.O.G. appears to produce chunky, dense colas frosted with icy trichomes.
Suitable for indoor or outdoor growing conditions, cultivators can expect harvests between 400 to 500 grams per square meter or 1,000 to 3,000 grams per plant, respectively. If grown outside in the Northern Hemisphere, growers should plan to harvest Black D.O.G. in late September or early October, while plants grown in the Southern Hemisphere should be ready to harvest in late March or early April.
BLACK D.O.G. STRAIN GENETICS
This strain was originally created by Humboldt Seed Organization (HSO seeds), which comes from the beautiful green hills of northern California. HSO is master breeders and is known across the world for its beautifully crafted strains. This makes their brand name a stamp of quality, and you know that if you’re smoking one of their strains you’re going to have a good time. Black Dog is thought to be a cross between:
- Blackberry Kush
- Emerald Headband
BLACK D.O.G. STRAIN PRICE
Thankfully, the cannabis seeds for Black DOG are available online from the original seller. What does this mean for the price? Well, if a strain is clone-only, or the seeds are nearly impossible to come by, then the price is generally a lot higher. That is because people can’t grow the strain themselves and dispensaries and coffee shops may struggle to find it. Thus, the supply is much lower. However, Black Dog is available online and is unlikely to cost any more than $10 a gram regardless of which zip code or continent you’re in/on.
BLACK D.O.G. STRAIN TASTE
As Black D.O.G. is a Blackberry Kush cross, you can expect a very fruity taste. If you want to truly experience the taste of this strain, it’s highly recommended that you bring out your trusty flower vaporizer, and give it a toot. This is because there’s no combustion of the plant material; it’s simply vaporized instead. This gives a much better taste than if you were to light it up and smoke it normally. You should consider grinding your weed first, as this allows the full flavor to be released. The taste profile of Black D.O.G. is:
BLACK D.O.G. STRAIN OIL, WAX, SHATTER, EDIBLES, ETC.
If you want to make concentrates, then you should definitely be careful. Creating Butane Hash Oils yourself is considered to be dangerous, and should only be undertaken if you know what you’re doing. If you don’t know what you’re doing then you should definitely consider visiting North America to try these concentrates. If you do decide to try and make it yourself, then Black D.O.G. weed is a great choice for vapes, concentrates, waxes, etc. This is because this cannabis hybrid has a high THC content and a very nice flavor, both of which are what people look for in strains to make concentrates from.
You can also use any strain you want to make edibles. You simply need to decarboxylate your weed first, and then you can use it to easily make edibles. There are two ways to make edibles, decarboxylate fresh buds, or use already vaped marijuana. If you get the leftover marijuana from your vaporizer and then stick it with a fat or oil, you’ve got a potent edible. Please note: these are seriously potent. Do not underestimate their potency!
|Black D.O.G. General Effects
|Black D.O.G. Medical Effects
|Black D.O.G. Effects Negative
|Cottonmouth (dry mouth) 100%
|Stress Relief 100%
|Pain Relief 50%
|Lack of Appetite 30%
|Couch Lock 30%
This juicy little Indica strain is perfect for those who are suffering from pain, chronic stress or insomnia. Indica strains in general are also perfect for relaxing. If you’re looking for a strain to help you sleep, don’t just smoke it and immediately expect to fall asleep, particularly with Indica-dominant hybrids or hybrids with that little cerebral kick (just like Black D.O.G.). This is because the cerebral high will generally keep you awake as thoughts run through your head. This isn’t true of everyone, but you should wait for about an hour after smoking for the best sleep-inducing effects.
BLACK D.O.G. STRAIN SEEDS
The seeds are available from the original breeder. This means that you can rest assured when you buy them, as you know that they’re going to be exactly what you’re expecting. For a lot of strains buying seeds is a gamble. Humboldt Seed Organisation (HSO seeds) are here to help.
BLACK D.O.G. STRAIN YIELD
Per meter squared, Black D.O.G. can expect to yield around 400-500 grams indoors. Outdoors, you can expect 1000-3000 grams per plant. If you’re familiar with yields you will know that this is a very good yield.