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Dog Breed List B


Dog Breed List B: 

What's in a Name? This is a list of dog breeds starting with the letter B.

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So, you think you might know what breed you like, but when you look it up, you find many names for the same breed?  Has this ever happened to you? 

Each dog organization that recognizes dog breeds use their own names and for the most part these names are fairly similar, but not always. 

Take the Brussels Griffon for example, listed farther down on this dog breed list B. 

You might find this breed listed as the

  • Belgian Griffon
  • Griffon bruxellois
  • Griffon Belge, or the
  • Petit Brabancon

Part of this has to do with the way dogs are categorized in their registry. 

The AKC (American Kennel Club recognizes one breed:  Brussels Griffon.  Member clubs of the Fédération Cynologique Internationale recognize three separate breeds based on the type and color of the hair. 

So, depending on where you are in the world, you are likely to call the same dog by a different name.

You'll find all those dog breeds that begin with the letter B.  Did we forget to include any on this dog breed list B?  Please feel free to use the contact form at the bottom of the page to inform us of other breeds that should be added to this page. 

As time permits, I add pages about each breed to this website.  Those that are already complete have clickable links to their page.



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Dog Breed List B

Now, onto Dog Breed List B: All those dog breeds beginning with the letter B.

Barbet

Also called Barbet Water Dog, French Water Dog, Griffon d'Arret a Poil)

Origins:  France
Size:  Medium to Large
Grooming: High
Training: Easy
Recognition:  AKC:  FSS, CKC:  Sporting, FCI:  Group 8, UKC:  Gundog

Basenji

Origins: Africa (Congo)
Size: Small
Grooming: Easy
Training: Time Consuming
Recognition: AKC (Hound), ANKC (Hound, CKC (Hounds), FCI (Group 5), KC (Hound), NZKC (Hound), UKC (Sighthounds and Pariahs)

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Basset Artésien Normand

Dog Breed List BBasset Artésien Normand

Origins:  France
Size: Medium
Grooming: Easy
Training: Average
Recognition: FCI:  Group 6,  UKC:  Scenthound

Also Called Artesian Norman Basset or Norman Artesian Basset

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Basset Bleu De Gascogne

Dog Breed List BBasset Bleu De Gascogne

Origins:  France
Size: Medium
Grooming: Easy
Training: Average
Recognition:  FCI:  Group 6,  KC (UK):  Hound;  UKC:  Scenthound

Also Called Blue Gascony Basset,
Bleus de Gascogne

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Basset Fauve De Bretagne

Dog Breed List BBasset Fauve De Bretagne

Griffon Fauve de Bretagne
(a.k.a. Fawn Brittany Griffon)
Origins:  France
Size: Medium
Grooming: Average
Training: Average
Recognition:  AKC:  (FSS), ANKC:  Hounds,  UK:  Hounds, FCI:  Group 6,  UKC:  Scenthound

Also Griffon Fauve de Bretagne
or Fawn Brittany Griffon


Basset Griffon Vendeen (Grand)

Dog Breed List BBasset Griffon Vendeen (Grand)

Origins:  France
Size: Medium to Large
Grooming: Average
Training: Average
Recognition:  AKC:  FSS,  ANKC:  Hound,  FCI:  Group 6,  NZKC:  Hound,  UKC:  Scenthound

Also Called Vendée Griffon, Griffon Vendeeen

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Basset Griffon Vendeen (Petit)

Dog Breed List BBasset Griffon Vendeen (Petit)

Origins:  France
Size: Small to Medium
Grooming: Average
Training: Average
Recognition:  AKC:  FSS,  ANKC:  Hound,  FCI:  Group 6,  NZKC:  Hound,  UKC:  Scenthound

Also Called Vendée Griffon, Griffon Vendeeen


Basset Hound

Origins:  England
Size: Large
Grooming: Easy
Training: Average
Recognition:  AKC (Hound), ANKC (Hound), CKC (Hound), FCI (Group 6), KC (Hound), NZKC (Hound), UKC (Scenthound)

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Bavarian Mountain Hound

Dog Breed List BBavarian Mountain Hound

Origins:  Germany
Size: Large
Grooming: Easy
Training: Average
Recognition: FCI (Group 6),  KC (Hound),  UKC (Scenthound)


Beagle

Origins:  England
Size:  Small to Medium
Grooming:  Easy
Training:  Average
Recognition: AKC (Hound). ANKC (Hound), CKC (Hound), FCI (Group 6), KC (Hound), NZKC (Hound), UKC (Scenthound)

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Bearded Collie

Dog Breed List BBearded Collie

Origins: Scotland
Size: Medium to Large
Grooming:  Extensive
Training:  Easy to Moderate
Recognition: AKC (Herding), ANKC (Working Dogs), CKC (Herding), FCI (Group 1), KC (Pastoral), NZKC (Working), UKC (Herding)

Also called:  Highland Collie, Beardie


Beauceron

Dog Breed List BBeauceron

Origins: France
Size: Large to Giant
Grooming:  Easy
Training: Easy
Recognition:  AKC (Herding), FCI (Group 1), KC (Pastoral), NZKC (Working), UKC (Herding)

Other Names:  Berger de Beauce, Bas rouge, French Shorthaired Shepherd


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Bedlington Terrier

Origins: England
Size:  Small
Grooming:  Extensive
Training:  Average
Recognition:  AKC (Terrier), ANKC (Terriers), CKC (Terrires), FCI (Group 3), KC (Terrier), NZKC (Terrier), UKC (Terrier)

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Belgian Groenendael

Dog Breed List BBelgian Shepherd Groenendael

Origins: Belgium

Size: Medium
Grooming: Average
Training: Average
Recognition:  AKC (Herding), ANKC (Working), CKC (Herding), FCI (Group 1), KC (Pastoral), NZKC (Working), UKC (Herding)

Also Called Chien de Berger Belge, Groenendael, Belgian Sheep Dog


Belgian Laekenois

Dog Breed List BBelgian Shepherd Laekenois

Origins: Belgium

Size: Large
Grooming: Average
Training: Average
Recognition:  AKC (FSS), ANKC (Working), CKC (Herding), FCI (Group 1), KC (Pastoral), NZKC (Working), UKC (Herding)

Also Called Chien de Berger Belge, Laekenois, Belgian Shepherd Dog


Belgian Malinois

Origins: Belgium
Size:  Medium
Grooming:  Easy
Training: Average
Recognition:  AKC (Herding), ANKC (Working), CKC (Herding), FCI (Group 1), KC (Pastoral), NZKC (Working), UKC (Herding)

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Belgian Tervuren

Dog Breed List BBelgian Tervuren

Origins: Belgium

Size:  Large
Grooming:  Average
Training:  Easy to Average
Recognition:  AKC (Herding),  ANKC (Working),  CKC (Herding),  FCI (Group 1),  KC (Pastoral),  NZKC (Working,  UKC (Herding)

Also Called Tervuren, Belgian Sheepdog, Belgian Shepherd Dog, Chien de Berger Belge


Bergamasco Sheepdog

Also called Bergamasco Shepherd Dog, Bergermaschi, Cane da pastore Bergamasco

Origins:  Italy
Size: Large
Grooming: Extensive
Training: Challenging
Recognition: AKC (Herding),  ANKC (Working),  FCI (Group 1),  KC (Pastoral),  NZKC (Working),   UKC (Herding)

Other Names used:  Cane de Pastore

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Berger Picard

Dog Breed List BBerger Picard

Origins: France

Size: Large
Grooming:
Training:
Recognition:  AKC (Miscellaneous),  CKC (Herding),  FCI (Group 1),  UKC (Herding)

Also called Bacardi Shepherd, Berger de Picardy, Picardy Shepherd


Bernese Mountain Dog

Origins:  Switzerland
Size:  Large to Giant
Grooming:
Training:
Recognition:  AKC (Working),  ANKC (Utility),  CKC (Working),  FCI (Group 2),  KC (Working),  NZKC (Utility),  UKC (Guardian)

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Bichon Frisé

Origins: Areas around the Mediterranean
Size:  Small
Grooming:  Extensive
Training:  Average
Recognition:  AKC (Non-Sporting),  ANKC (Toys),  CKC (Non-Sporting),  FCI (Group 9),  KC (Toy),  NZKC (Toy),  UKC (Companion)

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Biewer Terrier

Dog Breed List BBiewer Terrier

Origins: Germany
Size:  Small
Grooming:  Extensive
Training: Average
Recognition:  AKC (FSS)


Black and Tan Coonhound

Origins: United States
Size:  Medium to Large
Grooming:  Easy
Training: Average
Recognition:  AKC (Hound),  ANKC (Hound),  CKC (Hounds),  FCI (Group 6),  NZKC (Hound,  UKC (Scenthound)

Black Mouth Cur

Dog Breed List BBlackmouth Cur

Also called American Blackmouth Cur, Red Blackmouth Cur, Southern Cur, Yellow Blackmouth Cur

Origins:  The United States
Size: Large
Grooming:  Easy
Training: Average
Recognition:  UKC (Scenthounds)

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Black Russian Terrier

Dog Breed List BBlack Russian Terrier

Origins: Russia
Size: Large to Giant
Grooming:  Average
Training:  Easy
Recognition:  AKC (Working),  FCI (Group 2),  CKC (Working),  KC (Working),  NZKC (Utility),  UKC (Guardian Dog)

Also Called:  Chiornyi


Blue Heeler

Dog Breed List BBlue Heeler

Origins:  Australia
Size: Medium
Grooming: Minimal
Training:  Average
Recognition: FCI:  Group 1, AKC:  Herding, ANKC:  Working, CKC:  Herding, KC:  Pastoral, NZKC:  Working, UKC:  Herding

Also Called:  Australian Cattle Dog, Australian Queensland Heeler


Blue Nose Pit bull

Dog Breed List BBlue Nose Pitbull

Origins:  United States
Size:  Medium
Grooming:  Minimal
Training:  Average
Recognition:  Not a breed of itself, but registered as an American Pitbull Terrier:  UKC:  Terrier

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Bloodhound

Origins:  United States
Size: Large to Giant
Grooming:  Easy
Training: Time Consuming
Recognition:  ANKC:  Hound,  CKC:  Hound,  NZKC (Hound)

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Bluetick Coonhound

Dog Breed List BBluetick Coonhound

Origins: The United States
Size:  Large
Grooming: Easy
Training:  Challenging
Recognition:  AKC (Hound).  UKC (Scenthound),  NZKC (Hound)


Boerboel

Also called South African Boerboel, South African Mastiff

Origins:  South Africa
Size: Giant
Grooming:  Easy
Training: Average
Recognition:  AKC Working

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Bolognese

Dog Breed List BBolognese

Origins: Italy
Size:  Small
Training:  Easy
Grooming:  Time Consuming
Recognition:  AKC (FSS),  FCI (Group 9),  KC (Toy),  NZKC (Toy),  UKC:  Companion


Border Collie

Origins:  England and Scotland
Size:  Medium
Grooming:  Average
Training:  Easy
Recognition:  ANKC (Working),  CKC (Herding),  AKC (Herding),  FCI (Group 1),  KC (Pastoral),  NZKC (Working),  UKC (Herding)

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Border Terrier

Origins:  England & Scotland
Size:  Small
Grooming:  Average
Training:  Average
Recognition:  ANKC:  Terriers,  CKC:  Terriers,  AKC (Terrier),  FCI (Group 3),  KC (Terrier),  NZKC (Terrier),  UKC (Terrier)

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Borzoi

Also Called Russian Greyhound, Russian Wolfhound, Russkaya Psovaya, Borzaya, Siberian Wolfhound

Origins: Russia
Size:  Large to Giant
Grooming:  Average
Training:  Time Consuming
Recognition:  ANKC:  Hound,  CKC:  Hounds,  AKC (Hound),  FCI (Group 10),  KC (Hound),  NZKC (Hound),  UKC (Sighthound and Pariah)

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Boston Terrier

Dog Breed List B

Also called American Bull Terrier, Boston Bull, Boston Bull Terrier

Origins: United States
Size:  Small
Grooming:  Easy
Training: Easy to Moderate
Recognition:  ANKC:  Non-Sporting,  AKC (Non-Sporting),  FCI (Group 9),  KC (Utility),  CKC:  Non-Sporting,  NZKC:  Non-Sporting,  UKC:  Companion

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Bouvier des Flandres

Dog Breed List BBouvier des Flandres

Origins:  Belgium and France
Size:  Large to Giant
Grooming: Average
Training: Easy
Recognition:  ANKC:  Working,  CKC:  Herding,  AKC (Herding),  FCI (Group 1),  KC (Working),  NZKC (Working),  UKC (Herding)

Also called Belgian Cattle Dog, Flanders Cattle Dog, Vlaamse Koehond

Boxer

Origins: Germany
Size: Large
Grooming:  Easy
Training: Average
Recognition:  ANKC:  Utility,  CKC:  Working,  AKC (Working),  FCI (Group 2),  KC (Working),  NZKC (Utility),  UKC (Guardian)

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Boykin Spaniel

Dog Breed List BBoykin Spaniel

Origins: United States
Size:
Grooming:
Training:
Recognition:  AKC (Sporting),  UKC (Gun Dog)


Bracco Italiano

Dog Breed List BBracco Italiano

Origins:  Italy
Size:  Large
Grooming:  Easy
Training:  Average
Recognition:  ANKC:  Gundogs,  AKC (FSS),  FCI (Group 6),  KC (Hound),  NZKC (Gundog),  UKC (Scenthound)

Also called Italian Pointer.


Braque d'Auvergne

Dog Breed List B

Origins:  France
Size: Large
Grooming:  Easy
Training:  Average
Recognition:  FCI (Group 7),  KC (Gundog)  UKC (Gun Dog)

Also called Auvergne Pointing Dog

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Braque Francais

Dog Breed List BBraque Francais

Origins:  France

Size:  Medium to Large
Grooming:  Easy
Training:  Average
Recognition:  CKC:  Sporting,  FCI (Group 7),  UKC (Gun Dog)

Also Called: Braque Françaisn de Grande Taille, Braque Françaisn de Petite Taille, French Pointer, Gascony Pointer,  Large French Pointer, Pyrenees Pointer, Small French Pointer


Brazilian Mastiff

Dog Breed List BBrazilian Mastiff (Fila Brasileiro)

Origins:  Brazil
Size: Giant
Grooming: Minimal
Training: Time Consuming
Recognition:  FCI Group 2 ,  CKC Miscellaneous ,  NZKC Utility

Also Called Fila Brasileiro, Brazilian Molosser


Brazilian Terrier

Dog Breed List BBrazilian Terrier

Origins: Brazil
Size:  Small
Grooming:  Easy
Training:  Average
Recognition:  FCI:  Group 3


Briard

Dog Breed List BBriard

Origins: France
Size:  Large
Groom:  Average
Training: Average
Recognition:  ANKC (Working),  CKC (Herding),  AKC (Herding),  FCI (Group 1),  KC (Pastoral),  NZKC (Working),  UKC (Herding)

Also called Berger de Brie, Chien Berger de Brie


Brittany

Dog Breed List BBrittany Spaniel

Origins: France
Size:  Medium
Grooming:  Average
Training:  Easy
Recognition:  CKC:  Sporting,  AKC (Sporting),  ANKC (Gundog),  FCI (Group 7),  KC (Gundog),  NZKC (Gundog),  UKC (Gun Dog)

Also Called Brittany Spaniel


Brussels Griffon

Origins: Belgium
Size:  Small
Grooming:  Average
Training Average
Recognition:  CKC:  Toys,  AKC (Toy),  ANKC (Toy),  FCI (Group 9),  KC (Toy),  UKC (Companion),  NZKC (Toys)

Also Called Griffon Bruxellois

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Bulldog

Origins:  England

Size:  Medium to Large
Grooming:  Easy
Training:  Average
Recognition  AKC (Non-Sporting),  ANKC (Non-Sporting),  CKC (Non-Sporting),  FCI (Group 2),  KC (Utility),  NZKC (Non-Sporting),  UKC (Companion)

Also called English Bulldog, British Bulldog

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Bullmastiff

Origins: England
Size:  Giant
Grooming:  Easy
Training:  Average
Recognition:  ANKC:  Utility,  CKC:  Working,  AKC (Working),  FCI (Group 2),  KC (Working),  NZKC (Utility),  UKC (Guardian)

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Bull Terrier

Origins: England
Size:  Large (Miniature Bull Terriers are small to medium)
Grooming:  Easy
Training:  Average
Recognition:  AKC:  Terrier,   ANKC:  Terriers,  CKC:  Terriers,  NZKC: Terrier (Miniature),  UKC:  Terrier

Two sizes:  Standard and Miniature

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Berger Picard: By Cufleadh (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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