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30 Dog Breeds that Begin with B

Barbet

Barbet

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.

Basenji

Basenji

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

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.

Basset Hound

Basset Hound

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

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.

Beagle

Beagle

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.

Bedlington Terrier

Bedlington Terrier

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.

Belgian Malinois

Belgian Malinois

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.

Belgian Sheepdog

Belgian Sheepdog

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.

Berger Picard

Berger Picard

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

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.

Bichon Frise

Bichon Frise

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

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.

Bloodhound

Bloodhound

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.

Blue Lacy

Blue Lacy

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.

Bluetick Coonhound

Bluetick Coonhound

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.

Boerboel

Boerboel

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.

Bohemian Shepherd

Bohemian Shepherd

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.

Bolognese

Bolognese

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.

Border Terrier

Border Terrier

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.

Borzoi

Borzoi

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.

Boston Terrier

Boston Terrier

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.

Boxer

Boxer

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.

Bracco Italiano

Bracco Italiano

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

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.

Briard

Briard

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.

Broholmer

Broholmer

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.

Brussels Griffon

Brussels Griffon

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.

Bull Terrier

Bull Terrier

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.

Bullmastiff

Bullmastiff

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.   

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