This sporting dog breed hails from France and is famous for its intelligent and fun-loving nature. Barbets were originally bred for rescuing waterbirds from hunters.
The Basenji was initially developed in Congo. In the early days, these pooches used both smell and spectacle to hunt. However, they have also done quite well as pets because of their friendly behavior with families.
Basset Fauve de Bretagne
Despite their small size, this breed was bred, in France, for hunting purposes. These canines are very clever and have an active nature and physique.
This scenthound was first found in the 6th century and was bred for hunting hares or rabbits. This friendly dog breed also hails from France and exhibits wonderful behavior with their people, including kids.
Bavarian Mountain Hound
The Bavarian Mountain Hounds have been used for hunting, since the beginning of the 20th century. These intelligent pups are extremely loyal and have a reserved nature that makes them a great hound dog.
Although these canines are small in size, Beagles have a solid and strong body. This loving and caring breed was originally bred, in Great Britain, as scent hounds.
This terrifying breed was developed as a killer of pests. They have an excellent hunting nature and a sense of smell that allows them to locate and attack their prey. As the name suggests, Bedlington Terriers were originally found in Bedlington, a town in the North-East of England.
These Belgian canines were originally famous for herding purposes. However, they have been quite popular for serving police and army, in recent times. In addition to that, they can also make good family pets because of their loving nature.
This medium-sized sheepdog hails from Belgium and was considered extremely reliable for herding sheep and cattle. With time and training, they became excellent police dogs because of their intelligence and active nature.
This is the oldest French breed that is used for herding. These pups almost became nonexistent after both the World Wars. Even today, this breed is very rare to be seen.
Bernese Mountain Dog
The Bernese Mountain Dog originated from the region of Bern, which is located in Switzerland. These large canines are very strong but have a loving and polite demeanor. Although they were developed to herd cattle, Bernese Mountain Dogs have done reasonably well as domestic companions.
This appealing breed is related to several other canines, ranging from Coton de Tulear to the Maltese. It is believed that these cute pups were initially bred in the Mediterranean (just like Maltese). Nowadays, Bichon Frises are available in several countries, including the US.
Black and Tan Coonhound
The first dogs of this breed were born in the United States of America. They have an excellent hunting ability and a superb sense of humor. This versatility allows them to become both, the hound and a family dog.
The Bloodhound’s forefathers were developed in primitive France for trailing stags and pigs. Over time, these hunting pooches changed roles and are now used to provide services for law enforcement agencies.
Dogs of this breed were considered to be working dogs. Blue Lacy was originally discovered in Texas and can be used for both herding and hunting.
This Coonhound breed is another one in the list that was originally bred in the United States. They are popular for their friendly nature, cold muzzle, and a deep bawl mouth. Blueticks are quick and powerful and are mostly used for hunting purposes.
This South African mastiff was developed for guarding and working on the farms. Nowadays, these massive canines are distributed to different parts of the world.
The Bohemian Shepherd was originally bred in the region of Chodsko, in the Czech Republic. Although they were developed for guarding and herding purposes, these loving pups prefer to become family pets.
This small dog breed hails from Bologna, a city located in the north of Italy. Due to their size, they are considered a part of the toy dog group. They make good house pets because of their loving nature and excellent socializing skills.
This small terrier breed was initially developed for hunting fox and vermin. Since then, Border Terriers have learned a lot and can do well as domestic pups. They are commonly found in Scotland and England.
This dog breed originated in the 17th century, in Russia. Nowadays, Borzois are also quite popular in Europe. This sighthound likes to hunt in a group of three and attack on rabbits, wolves, or foxes.
Although they were bred for fighting, Boston Terriers are extremely gentle and friendly. In fact, they are also nicknamed as “American Gentleman” because of their calm demeanor.
These medium-sized dogs were originally used in Germany for guarding purposes. The muscular body of this breed was considered ideal for this job. In contrast to that, Boxers are now popular family dogs due to their loving and friendly behavior.
This distinctive-looking breed is quite famous for hunting, especially in Italy. The Italian pointer dog has slowly gained popularity as a pleasant and loving family dog.
Braque du Bourbonnais
This dog breed has several other names, like French pointer as they originally developed in France. Their loving nature is definitely one of the best qualities for becoming a family pet. However, the abundant energy of these pups can be a problem for busy families.
These intelligent canines were originally bred in France for herding. Although they are quite rude and dangerous for strangers, Briards are very friendly towards their people.
This breed is also called the Danish Mastiff. These large dogs were discovered in Denmark and are mostly used for guarding or protecting the wealthy homes. They are also recognized by the Danish Kennel Club.
The breed is categorized as a toy dog because of its small size. These canines were first discovered in the city of Brussels, in Belgium. They are popular for hunting and killing rats.
This breed originated, in England, in the 19th century. These pooches were quite famous for fighting because of their muscular bodies and aggressive nature. Nowadays, these fighters have found peace and like to live a peaceful life as family dogs.
This fearless and large dog breed hails from Great Britain. Bullmastiffs are used as family guardians or estate guardians because of their fierce attitude towards strangers. However, they are incredibly loyal to their family and would protect them in all circumstances.