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Dog Breed List B


Dog Breed List B:  What's in a Name?

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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.

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

Dog Breed List B

Barbet

Also called Barbet Water Spaniel, French Water Spaniel, 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

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BarbetBarbet (French Water Spaniel, Griffon d'Arret a Poil)

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)


Basset 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 Artésien NormandBasset Artésien Normand

Basset 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 Bleu De GascogneBasset Bleu De Gascogne

Basset 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 Fauve De BretagneBasset Fauve De Bretagne

Basset 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 (Grand)Basset Griffon Vendeen (Grand)

Basset 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 Griffon Vendeen (Petit)Basset Griffon Vendeen (Petit)

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)


Bavarian Mountain Hound

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

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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)


Bearded 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

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Beauceron

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)


Belgian 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

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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)


Belgian 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

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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


Berger 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

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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)


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)


Biewer Terrier

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

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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 and Tan CoonhoundBlack and Tan Coonhound

Black Mouth 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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Blackmouth CurBlackmouth Cur

Black 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

Black Russian TerrierBlack Russian Terrier

Blue 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

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Blue 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

Blue nose PitbullBlue Nose Pitbull
Read more about the Blue Nose Pitbull

Bloodhound

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


Bluetick Coonhound

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

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Boerboel

Also called South African Boerboel, South African Mastiff

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


Bolognese

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

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BologneseBolognese

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)


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)


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)

Borzoi  (Russian Greyhound, Russian Wolfhound, Russkaya Psovaya Borzaya, Siberian Wolfhound)Borzoi (Russian Greyhound, Russian Wolfhound, Russkaya Psovaya Borzaya, Siberian Wolfhound)

Boston Terrier

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

Read More about the Boston Terrier (Link)

Bouvier 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

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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)


Boykin Spaniel

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

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Bracco 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

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Braque d'Auvergne

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

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

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

Also Called Fila Brasileiro, Brazilian Molosser

Brazilian Mastiff   (Fila Brasileiro)Brazilian Mastiff (Fila Brasileiro)

Brazilian Terrier

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

Brazilian TerrierBrazilian Terrier

Briard

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

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Brittany

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

Brittany SpanielBrittany 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


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


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)


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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Read more about the Bull Terrier

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