With more than 1000 dog breeds scattered across the globe, we are sure some breeds are new to you in this list of breeds of dogs that begin with the letter B. You’ve probably heard of that there is the Borzoi, Basset Hound, and Bloodhound. But what do you feel about the Bosnian Coarse-Haired Hound? Or the Banjara Hound?
This list includes purebred dogs beginning with B. For crossbreeds beginning with B, refer to our crossbreed breeds of dogs list! Find more breeds of dogs starting with A through Z by clicking the links at the bottom of this page too.
Nearing the brink of extinction, this ancient kind of work dog (the vegetarian diet) has been found in the mountain ranges of India along with two tribes of nomadic people, Gujjar and the Bakharwal. Gujjar as well as the group who gave the dog its name the Bakharwal.
Highly adept at protecting animals and humans It is the breed’s instinct to defend those who are around them that is driving the breed towards its death As militant separatists kill the dogs to stop them from alerting the tribes of people who have encroached upon their territory.
Named in honor of the Banjara people who live there the rare sighthound of India is a guardian for both animals and flocks.
Also known as the Vanjari Hound, this breed is famous for its fastness, which is similar to the speed of Greyhounds. It is also known for its speed, which is comparable to that of a Greyhound, and its endurance which is comparable to the endurance of the Collie.
Barbados da Terceira
A breed of dog that comes originated from Portugal The Barbado da Terceira received its name from the island of Terceira (the Portuguese word for “third”), where the breed is used to herd cattle.
The distinctive shaggy hairstyle has the word “beard,” which served as the basis for the first part of the breed’s name (with “Barbados” meaning “beard” in Portuguese).
Francophiles might recognize the expression “boueux come un barbet.” which translates to “muddy as a Barbet,” an ode to the water dog’s love of playing in Puddles.
Pronounced Bar-bay, this athletic breed (whose DNA is comprised of Bichon Frise Briard Poodle as well as Newfoundland) has assisted French hunting since at least the beginning of the 16th century. However, in recent times, the Barbet’s responsibilities have expanded by adding dock diving dogs, and therapy dogs.
The Basenji is sometimes referred to for its nickname of “the barkless dog” but it certainly has plenty to talk about, considering that they resemble cats. African canines may be the most ancient dog breed!
The breed was once given as gifts to Egyptian pharaohs, over the centuries the breed was a help to African tribesmen while they hunted for game.
A dog with a variety of names, the Basenji is often referred to for its role as an African Bush dog, the African barkless dog and the Ango Angari and the Congo dog, and The Zande dog.
While the breed isn’t widely known across the United States, bibliophiles may recall feeling their heartstrings drawn by the story of the Basenji from the James Street novel Goodbye, My Lady. The story’s popularity resulted in a 1956 film with the same title and included in the title role an infant Basenji dog that was named My Lady of the Congo as a reference to the country of the breed’s origin.
Basque Shepherd Dog
The central role of the Basque people since the beginning of the sixteenth century. the beauty of the Basque breed was depicted in paintings by Rococo artist Luis Paret y Alcazar and Impressionist Adolpho Guiard and other artists that have lost their names in the course of history but their monastery frescoes featuring images of the Basque shepherd dog, remain.
Also called known as Euskal Artzain Txakurra Also known as the Euskal Artzain Txakurra Spanish sheepdog comes in two varieties The velvet-coated Gorbeiakoa along with the coarse, rough-coated Iletsua.
Basset Artesien Normand
While their long, stubby legs kept them from falling to their feet, the uncommon French dog was once considered to be a cult animal by hunters who hunted small game.
It is known by many names, such as it being called the Artesian Basset Hound and The Basset Normand, the Normand and also by its name ( BAN) The breed is lighter-boned than that of the Basset Hound.
Basset Bleu de Gascogne
These short legs of this hound dog have explored the French countryside with hunter dogs since the Middle Ages in search of small game.
While the breed was in danger of extinction during the 19th century Bleus de Gascogne returned to its original country. Yet, sightings of this species (which is the smaller version of The Grand Bleu de Gascogne) outside of France are extremely rare.
Basset Fauve de Bretagne
In the end, the entire world was left without the Grand Fauve de Bretagne, the breed’s forerunner during the late 19th century however, this tiny scent dog is gaining recognition in its native France. Also called”the Fawn Brittany Basset This breed- together with its extinct ancestor as well as the Griffon Fauve deBretagne is the sole three hounds that have an origin in the Brittany region as the place of birth.
In terms of control of the olfactory system, the Bloodhound is the winner by a sniff, and this scent was found to contain 220 million smell receptors- being second.
The descendants from the Saint. Hubert’s Hound. The French breed of dog was well-liked by Napoleon III that bronze likenesses of his dogs were presented in the Paris Salon.
Bavarian Mountain Hound
A German scenthound that has been helping hunters since the latter part of the 1800s. wounded track game The Bavarian Mountain Hound has the blood of both the Hanoverian Scenthound and the Red Mountain Scenthound in its veins.
The Goldilocks dogs because of an adorable manner of speaking and a mid-range frame, which make the breed ‘”just right,” the popular scenthound came into existence in England. Although the origins of the breed are a mystery, the variations of today’s beagle existed from the 11th century.
As their names suggest, this scenthound is a result of combining the Beagle with the Harrier.
A French breed The Beagle-Harrier began its existence during the late 19th century. While the Beagle-Harrier was introduced across the United States in the mid-1800s, the breed is not often observed in America or in the country from which its birthplace.
While most people associate it with an animal that herds, this breed’s profile has grown throughout the time to include guide dogs as well as military dogs, police dogs, and the search-and-rescue dog.
There is a variety of this breed, including The Malinois and the Tervuren and the Groenendael, and the Laekenois. (It is important to note that these dogs are regarded as distinct breeds according to the American Kennel Club).
The courageous Belgian shepherds from the Malinois breed that have left their mark on the history of mankind include Cairo who was instrumental in helping to find Osama bin Laden as well as Conan who assisted to assist the US Army to bring an end to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
A dog that herds with Scottish origins This breed first began to roam the Highlands in the 1500s. It was immortalized on canvas by artists of the 18th century Gainsborough and Reynolds The “beardie” (which is also known as”the Highland Collie, the Mountain Collie, and the Hairy Mou’ed Collie) has also earned a name through the large screen with the version from 2006 of The Shaggy Dog.
While most people associate them with the ability to shepherd the breed is capable of a long list of accomplishments that includes the roles of a soldier, guard dog, rescue dog, and in recent times, an actor. (Film enthusiasts can check out the acting talents from Beaucerons from Hotel for Dogs, Marmaduke, Moonraker, and Nikita.)
The origins of the breed are in France during the Middle Ages, the double dew clawed dog- which can also be described in the name of”the Berger de Beauce, the Beauce Sheep Dog, and the Bas Rouge-is among the breeds that have contributed to the genetics for Doberman Pinscher. Doberman Pinscher.
In the beginning, they were called Gypsy dogs, and later they are now known as the Rothbury Terrier or the Rodbery Terrier in 1825, this breed has been known as the name of the town of North East England that witnessed its birth.
A type of dog that looks like a lamb, it was created to hunt badgers and otters and otters, the Bedlington Terrier is a breed that shares genetics with Dandie Dinmont Terrier, the Otterhound, and the Whippetis now more well-known for its quest for awards in the world of dog shows and dog shows. (The perfectly cut hairstyle of the Bedlinton Terrier named Rock Ridge Night Rocket was the reason that the breed was able to achieve the top position in the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in 1948.)
In between dreadlocks with dreadlocks, long eyelashes guard the eyelashes of the dog that herds that have been protecting cattle and sheep in the Italian countryside for centuries.
Some other names that describe this breed are the Bergamasco Sheepdog and the Cane da Pastore Bergamasco.
Two world wars nearly meant the end of this breed, and current sightings of French herding dogs are scarce.
It is believed that the Berger Picard shares DNA with the German Shepherd, the Bergamasco Shepherd as well as the Cane Paratore and the Lupino of Gigante as well as the Pastore of Oropa, as well as the Pastora Della Lessinia e del Lagoai.
Bernese Mountain Dog
Originating from Switzerland Members of this breed used to be working horses who used their power to pull carts, move cattle herds, and protect both properties and the lives of people.
A dog breed that attracted the attention of stars such as Doris Day, Susan Sarandon, and Kristin Chenoweth (and won best in the show at 2001’s Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show due to a puppy called J.R.), the Bichon Frise came from the Canary Islands.
As herding and sailing dogs in Spain, It is the French who turned the small tail-waggers into the modern-day pampered pooch.
Also called known as the Poitou Hound, both names associated with this breed are a tribute to the origins of the dog in that of the Chateau De Billy (home to the breed’s creator) located in Poitou, France.
A rare breed, which was first discovered around the turn of the century. the Billy has DNA in common with extinct breeds, the Ceris and the Larry and the Montemboeuf together with the Poitevin.
Black and Tan Coonhound
Created to hunt raccoons, this breed originated in America and is the result of a cross from bloodhounds Bloodhound together with Black and Tan Virginia Foxhound and the now gone Talbot Hound.
Pet parents of the Black or Tan Coonhound share a bond with the first president of America! George Washington displayed his love of liquor by gifting his dogs hunting companions the booze-inspired names Drunkard, Taster, Tippler, and Tipsy.
Black Norwegian Elkhound
While it is not a common sight in other regions of the world, this hunter dog has been seen throughout Scandinavian countries since the 18th century.
Also called The Black Elkhoundand the Norwegian Moose Dog The breed should not be mistaken for the Norwegian Elkhound. an old breed immortalized in Norse mythology.
Black Russian Terrier
The 17 breeds that contributed to the evolution of this working/military dog, included the Rottweiler and the Newfoundland and the Airedale Terrier, and the Giant Schnauzer.
The breed was developed in the 1930s to assist the Russian army Two decades later, the breed was primarily one-legged members of the family. This breed is nowadays called”The Black Pearl of Russia.
Black Mouth Cur
The breed was born in the USA the breed was given fame through some of the greatest heartbreaking stories ever written, Old Yeller. Also called The Southern Cur, the Southern Black Mouth Cur, and the Yellow Black Mouth Cur The hunter dog is believed to originate from Mississippi.
A breed that can be distinguished through a sniff in the olfactory department the Bloodhound is home to over 300 million smell receptors and a sense of smell that’s 1000 times stronger than an individual!
Also called the St. Hubert Hound and the Chien de St. Hubert because of the breed’s lineage of ancestors, dogs that came from Saint Hubert’s Abbey of Saint Hubert in Belgium The Bloodhound is also known as the Sleuth dog due to the bloodhound’s remarkable tracking abilities.
The State dog for Texas the working dog is a staple of Texas since the Lone Star State since the 1800s which is when the breed was created by the brothers Ewin, Frank, Harry, and George Lacy. Although it is not named the coat of Blue Lacy is not only blue. Blue Lacy can also be found in red, as well as tri-color.
Blue Picardy Spaniel
The beginning of the 20th century saw the introduction of this unique French pointer dog that was created with the Picardy Spaniel as well as the English Setter.
The breed isn’t widely recognized outside of its homeland and Canada The breed was not bred with its “blue” appearance. Puppies tend to be white, with occasional black spots.
The breed’s home in Louisiana, Tennessee declared its admiration for the tail-wagger’s witty and lively manner by declaring Bluetick Coonhound as the state’s official dog in 2019. Bluetick Coonhound is the state’s official dog in the year 2019.
A dog with genes with Back and Tan Virginia Foxhound The Grand Bleu de Gascogne, the cur of Gascogne, also known as an American Foxhound and the English Foxhound The breed can trace its origins back to George Washington.
The Bluetick Coonhound has gained fame in recent years because a variety of country music stars have sung the breed’s praises on chart-topping singles and the writer Fred Gipson waxed poetic about the dog that hunts raccoons in Savage Sam.
The word means “farmer’s dog,” this South African breed has lived according to its name by working hard to safeguard both the properties and the lives of their four-legged families. The breed was first introduced in the 17th century These muscular dogs share their DNA with the Mastiff and The Bulldog as well as Bull Terrier. Bull Terrier.
Highly loyal to those they love The Boerboel is a bit cautious of strangers. This breed is prohibited in several countries.
The breed was chosen as a king’s choice by Bohemia to guard the land which was where they were born Today, this historic herding breed’s impressive resume also includes the roles of a therapy dog, service dog, and Search and Rescue dog.
Also called the Chomsky Pes, the Czech Sheepdog, and the Chodenhund The dog breed that is a long time ago (which was developed around 1300) is extremely sensitive and affectionate.
A breed of dog whose beauty is captured through the work of Titian, Goya, Breughel, and Watteau These playful toy dogs have been the friends of such famous pet owners like Madame de Pompadour, Russia’s Catherine the Great, and Marilyn Monroe.
The breed is derived from Bologna, Italy, the breed (which is sometimes referred to as the Bichon Bolognese is closely close to Maltese.
In the beginning, it was called originally known as the Scotch Sheep Dog, the name Border Collie was derived from the border region that straddles Scotland and England which is where the breed was born.
The modern-day Border Collie can trace its origins back to a dog known as Old Hemp, born in late 1893. To honor the breed’s founder, a four-legged dog In 2015, a memorial for the memory of Old Hemp along with Adam Teller, his proprietor Adam Teller was erected in West Woodburn, Northumberland in England.
The pet parents of Border Collie share a common connection with royals who love dogs such as Queen Victoria whose Border Collie “Sharp” was immortalized along with the sovereign in both painting and photographs, as well as the Crown Prince of Denmark Frederik as well as Princess Mary who began their marriage with the help of a Border Collie called Ziggy, and who now reside in the same palace with Grace which is the same breed.
A breed with a lineage that goes back to a Dandie Dinmont terrier, as well as the Bedlington Terrier, this wavy-coated canine was created to be protection for sheep from their adversaries, the sly fox.
The Border Terrier was once named”the Coquetdale Terrier, the Redwater Terrier, and the Ullswater Terrier The Border Terrier- which originated in England has a jovial personality and is ideally suited to be part of a lively family.
A synonym for sophistication, this elegant Russian sighthound (whose name translates to “fast”) originated in the 17th century.
The breed shares DNA with Arabian sighthounds This breed is called Borzoi, Fella, and the Russian Hunting Sighthoundwas once aid in hunting Wolf, an activity that was made easier due to the sighthounds’ 270-degree perspective on their surrounding.
Bosnian Coarse-haired Hound
It is referred to by many names, including The Barak Hound, the Bosnian Broken-haired Hound, and the Bosnian Rough-haired Dog, the scent-hound been tracking game since the 1890s. The breed is rarely observed outside of Bosnia.
At a minimum of 16 inches tall and weighing just 16 inches, the Boston Terrier may be small in stature, however, this breed has a huge spot in the hearts of all who live in Massachusetts because the breed was made the official dog of Massachusetts in 1979.
The Boston Terrier is known as “the American Gentleman,” the Boston Terrier was an animal friend to two presidents: Warren G. Harding who was the pet owner to Hub, a Boston Terrier named hub as well as Lyndon Johnson, whose family dogs Fleck and Spot were a key part of many of the childhood memories.
Even though the breed ranks 21st on the American Kennel club’s annual list of the dogs that are most loved The Boston Terrier has its pet day ( National Boston Terrier Day) The holiday is celebrated on the 19th of February.
Bouvier des Ardennes
The name is a tribute to the Belgian region in which the breed was born The dog’s fate as with other breeds, became in doubt following the start of the First World War.
Reliance on the use of vehicles to transport cattle herds to the market instead of the droving ability that is Bouvier des Ardennes further hastened the decline of this breed. Although the population increased in the mid-80s due to the hard work of breeders this breed of cattle herder remains a rare breed.
Bouvier des Flandres
The Bouvier des Ardennes war and the emergence of trucks for transporting cattle to markets almost brought about the death of the Belgian breed of the herder. But, the breed was able to find jobs in other fields including guard dogs and police dogs.
The story behind the breed’s name is not clear. Some believe in the notion that the dogs gained their pugilistic name due to their tendency to stand on back legs, and “box” with their free front paws, others consider the idea that “boxer” came from the word “baxer,” a now obsolete German spelling for the boxer. Others believe that the name is derived from Box the other moniker of the Bullenbeisser.
The officially recognized state dog in South Carolina (the place of the breed’s origins) The Boykin was named for the sportsman who was a fervent fan and developed this specific breed of dog, L.W. “Whit” Boykin.
Affectionately known by sweet sobriquets Swamp Poodle and Little Brown Dog The Boykin Spaniel is so popular that it is celebrated each year since 1984. It has its celebration of pets that falls on the 1st day of September.
The breed is also recognized by the sculpture artist Mary Deas Boykin Wortley (the great-great-granddaughter of the Boykin spaniel’s creator, L. W. “Whit” Boykin), who created 11 tiny Boykin Spaniel statues that are scattered all over Camden, South Carolina city of Camden. Tourists can pick up a booklet packed with information to guide those who are curious about the dog statues that comprise The Boykin Spaniel Invasion.
This pointed dog has walked the earth from its beginnings from the 4th to the 5th century BC and, during the Renaissance, the Bracco Italiano gained popularity thanks in part to breeders from the Medici family.
In the 1800s, when the breed was at risk of being extinct The dogs which are also referred to by the name Italian Pointer bounced back into the 1920s.
Also called known as the Auvergne Pointer and the Bleu d’Auvergne The gundog (which is similar to Braque French) is a hound that has pointed out animal hunters in-home France from the beginning to the end of the 18th century. Their passion for outdoor life is matched by their affection for their four-legged family members.
Braque de l’Ariege
Also called The Ariege Pointing Dog This breed, which warns hunters that there are pheasants as well as Hares- is the final product of the Bracco Italiano as well as the Perdiguero of Burgos breeds.
Like many breeds as well, as with many breeds, the Braque de l’Ariege was in danger of disappearing from the scene of the planet in World War II but breeders have brought it back from the brink in the 90s.
Braque du Bourbonnais
A long-standing French breed facing an unforgiving fate following World War II, by the 1970s, there were only a few mixed breed dogs with the characteristics that resembled the pointer breed left. The population of the breed grew due to the introduction of Braque du Bourbonnais in 1988.
There are two distinct breeds (the Braque Francais, type Gascogne, and the Braque Francais type Pyrennees following their regions of origin) The ancestor of both breeds converged during the fifteenth century. They are identified by their size including one breed, the Braque Francais, type Gascogne between 23 and 27 inches, towering over that of the Type Pyrenees by four inches.
Petting the pointers could be a method of determining the breed’s specific breed because the Gascogne coat type is thicker.
Rare French pointer whose roots are traced through English pointers as well as the Braque Francais, this breed was created in the 1800s, thanks to one of the kings Charles X of France’s canine friends.
Though they were born to hunt the Braque Saint-Germain may also be happy members of a lively family.
Also called The Berger de Brie as well as also known as the Chien de Berger French de Plaine, the Briard started as a protector and herder of sheep. The fashionable shaggy dogs are mostly companion animals. The most famous people who own Briards are Briard include Thomas Jefferson and Napoleon.
Briquet Griffon Vendeen
A smaller variation of the Grand Griffon Vendeen (which stands between 23 1/2 and 26 1/2 inches as opposed to the smaller Briquet’s 19 to 22 inches) This French-bred dog was created to aid hunters in the looking for small game.
After the Second World War, thanks to the efforts of a French judge of dog shows, the breed was able to bounce back. A fairly rare breed and a rare breed, the Briquet is rarely seen outside the country where it was born.
Named for the French region where the breed began This gun dog (which was, up until 1982, referred to in the form of the Brittany Spaniel) has been helping hunters since the mid-1800s.
The first breed recognized as a breed Boy was the first official recognized Boy in 1907 of 1907.
The Boy’s coat was white and orange The well-known Brittany coat colors include white, orange roan and white, orange, liver, and orange, liver, the white color, liver and roan, and as well as white and liver.
There are two kinds of Brittany two types: it is the French Brittany (which has been believed to be superior in the hunt) in addition to Brittany the American Brittany.
A royal who was aware of the importance of dogs and ruled the kingdom, The King Frederick VII of Denmark and Countess Danner were avid admirers of the Danish breed of dog. even took a formal portrait of the one they had as their Broholmer canine friends.
As guard dogs for the Danish elite during the early 19th century popularity of these dogs dropped throughout the Second World War almost to the point of death.
Thanks to the tireless efforts of dog lovers during the 1970s The breed (which originated from the pairing of English Mastiffs with breeds from Germany) returned in the 1970s.
Bruno Jura Hound
With a nose that detects even the most subtle smells of animals, this scenthound has become the sought-after pet of hunters who are tracking small game in the borders that separate Switzerland in Switzerland and France.
Also known as also the Bruno Jura Laufhund The ancient breed has a genetic connection to the St. Hubert Hound.
As Jack Nicholson and Helen Hunt received Oscars because of their parts in the romance As Good as It gets, Jill- the tiny Brussels Griffon, who played Verdell, won the hearts of movie fans!
A toy breed that was born in Belgium The cuddly blend of Affenpinschers and Belgian street dog began as a rat-catcher which they did until the end of the 1800s, when their adorableness caught the interest of Henrietta Maria, Queen of Belgium.
Commonly known as Griff and Bruss There are three kinds of Brussels Griffon: the Griffon Bruxellois and the Belgian Griffon and the Petit Brabazon.
Bucovina Shepherd Dog
The breed is named in honor of the Romanian region in which the breed was born in the first place, this protector of sheep and cattle has numerous variations, including those of the Carpathian Shepherd Dog as well as the Mioritic the Romanian Raven Shepherd dog and the Southeastern European Shepherd.
An uncommon sight outside of their home country This breed is described as being a “gentle giant” with a close bond towards their humans which is as strong as their fear of strangers.
Sometimes, it is referred to as”the Australian Pig Dog, this hybrid breed of The Land Down Under was developed in 1972 to hunt wild swine.
The dogs’ DNA is comprised of that of English Bulldog, Pointer breeds as well as the Mastiff and The Great Dane, and the Greyhound.
Similar to Pit Bull in the United States Similar to the Pit Bull in America, the Bull Arab often find themselves being snatched away by prejudice, causing some of these hybrid breeds to be euthanized due to the restrictions on housing.
Also known as “The White Cavalier,” the Bulldog as well as The Dalmatian and the gone the white English Terrier contributed to the breeding of this breed in the 1800s.
The unique look of the Bull Terrier has won the hearts of many famous pet owners over the years, such as the presidents Theodore Roosevelt and General Patton as well as the general public due to pop culture dogs such including Spuds McKenzie in the McKenzie series from Bud Light commercials, and the mascot of Target, Bullseye.
The saying goes that each dog has their day, and for those of this breed, the day is April 21st. the day that dog lovers celebrate the Bulldog as Beautiful Day!
Invariably placed as one of the top five well-known dog breeds in the United States in recent years the public’s perception of this particular breed was very different when it first appeared in the picture in the 13th century, like a dog that was employed for bull baiting. The Bulldog’s destiny was altered with time and by the turn of the century, it was now an animal companion.
The breed was previously known as “The Gatekeeper’s Night Guard,” this breed was born from the 18th-century pairing that was the British Mastiff and the breed which is no longer with us today, known as the Old English Bulldog.
Fans of sports will recognize the breed thanks to the mascot of the Cleveland Browns, Swagger. Cleveland Browns, Swagger, or even Rocky Balboa’s dog Butkus as seen in Rocky.
The meaning is “heavily wrinkled dog,” this breed has left a mark on the past of India by displaying images of dogs carved into the temple’s walls from the past.
Many names are used such as the Alangu Mastiff as well as the Indian Mastiff and the Indian Bully and the Pakistani Mastiff, as well as the Sindhi Mastiff. The ancestors of the present-day Bully Kutta were hunted by the emperor Akbar along with various other Indian royals.
There is a dark side to the story and Bully Kutta’s are been utilized in fight rings for dogs. The trend has begun to shift in recent years but groups are seeking to stop this illegal act and alter the perceptions of the breed.
From the time of the 16th century onward, cushioned feet of this dog have walked the streets of the Spanish province of Burgos looking for animals and birds.
Also called The Spanish Pointer and the Perdiguero de Burgos, this breed- believed to be derived from Pancho Navarro along with it is believed to have been derived from the Sabueso Espanol- loves the outdoor life. However, its sweet temperament means that numerous Burgos Pointers are now loved family members.