Full List of Dog Breeds that Start with B

Perhaps you’re just trying to learn new dog breeds in alphabetical order or work at a crossword puzzle. Either way, these are the situations where having a list of dog breeds that start with B can help.

Of course, this list isn’t exhaustive. The number of breeds out there is constantly growing. I’m bound to give you the cutest ones among them, so worry not!

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Berner Chow

For our first dog breed, starting with B, it’s the Berner Chow. The Berner Chow is not purebred but is a crossbreed between Chow Chows and Bernese Mountain dogs.

This is the robust, well-built, symmetrical tricolored canine. It was first bred as a watchdog and herding dog. 

Both parents of this great canine possess an enhanced degree of intellect so that one might conclude that the Berner Chow would be as clever as its parents.


The Basenji is a hunting canine and also one of many dogs that start with B. These dogs are famous for their athletic and muscular form.

Originating in Central Africa, these dogs are also known by other names such as Ango Angari, Congo Dog, African Bush Dog, or Zande Dog.

Border Collie

The Border Collie is one of the most common breeds of dogs in the world. It placed 35th on the American Kennel Club’s ranking.

These tireless puppies weigh between 30 and 55 pounds and have medium-length smooth or rough coats. They are bred to the herd and keep the animals.


The Bloodhound is a popular dog breed that starts with B. These dogs have such keen sniffers, and their evidence is admissible in many trials!

The Bloodhound can weigh between 80 and 110 pounds. They’re cool, mellow, and caring unless they’re scenting a trail.

Bedlington Terrier

Bedlington Terrier’s striking similarity to a lamb is unmistakable. The most distinctive characteristics are their tufted heads, arched backs, and curly coats.

In ancient times, this breed was also known as Rodbury Terrier or Rothbury. It was called Bedlington Terrier later in 1825.

Bichon Yorkie

Bichon Yorkies are the “shaped” crossbreeds of Yorkshire Terriers and Bichon Frises. This dog breed originates from the USA. Thanks to one of its parents for letting it be a dog breed, starting with B.

This little fella hardly ever stays still. Loyalty, freedom, and curiosity are some of the distinguishing characteristics of this lovely dog.

This is an excellent alternative for dog owners with families and children who don’t want to get a big dog.

Bergamasco Sheepdog

This pooch originates from the Italian Alps near Bergamo. Originally, this was a herding canine, and it has relatively strong bones and a sturdy body shape.

As a family dog, this is a perfect choice for any dog owner with children around. It’s friendly with other pets, too, and has a low maintenance ratio.

While Bergamasco Sheepdogs can sometimes be quite stubborn, they are often willing to please themselves. They can be quite protective and patient a lot of times.

Berger Blanc Suisse

Despite the color, this canine is so similar to the German Shepherd that the inexperienced eye will never tell the difference. This type of dog is a canine breed of its own, as it is a White German Shepherd with its own personal registration.

More generally known as the White Swiss Shepherd Dog, this pup comes from Switzerland, as you may have guessed.

This dog breed was prohibited from being registered in its native country, Germany. However, in Canada or the U.S., this breed’s coloring has given rise to followers and its own breed club, calling it the White Shepherd.


The Borzoi is often referred to as “regal” – these dogs have an unmistakable leggy grace and poise.

They weigh between 60 and 105 pounds and can run up to 40 mph.


If your idea of an ideal puppy is a lapdog that is perfectly happy to hang out near (or on) you, the Bolognese could be your dog among dog breeds that start with B.

These little puppies weigh between 5.5 and 9 pounds, and much of it is their fluffy white coat.

They’re not that accepting of outsiders, but they can change on their time.

Basset Hound

Will there be a more easily identifiable breed than the droopy-eared, sad-eyed Basset Hound? The word “Basset” in French means “low.”

The Basset Hound initially served as a scenthound to hunt small game in packs. Basset Hound can weigh between 40 and 65 pounds.


The Beagle is one of those quintessential, all-American dogs, even though this breed has evolved much earlier.

Beagles are curious, clever, hard-working, and polite. The Beagle will weigh 15 to 30 pounds today.

Belgian Malinois

The Belgian Malinois was initially raised as a herding dog, but today it is a K-9 leader and a military dog.

This dog can weigh between 60 and 80 pounds and is all muscle, with a short, tidy coat that is naturally waterproof and easy to groom.

The Malinois is intelligent, alert, and tireless at work.

Bichon Frise

The Bichon Frise weighs at most 12 to 18 pounds, but their personalities are several times larger.

The Bichon Frise is believed to have been first bred in the Canary Islands of Spain. Nowadays, the smart, sweet dog is popular all over the world, partly because of its fluffy coat.

This is one of the cutest among the dog breeds that start with B.

Black Russian Terrier

The Black Russian Terrier can weigh anywhere from 80 to 130 pounds fully grown, making this working dog an especially intimidating guard dog.

Their characteristic dense black coat evolved to keep the dog warm outside in Siberia.

This dog is mighty and powerful and requires an experienced trainer.


The Boxer Dog is the “whole-dog” package – intelligent, solid, sweet, and so loyal!

These dogs can weigh between 50 and 80 pounds, and they’re all muscle.


Briard fans claim that this dog is a “fur-wrapped heart” on legs. I’m not sure whether to take their word for that, but it is still a dog breed starting with B, so it’s on the list!

This shaggy French herding breed weighs between 55 and 100 pounds. When they’re not working, these dogs are all about their people. When you’re working, only a pair of Briards will easily guard and herd a few hundred sheep!

Brittany Spaniel

The French-born Brittany dog, or Brittany Spaniel, as some people still call this dog, is extraordinary. And it has many fans at home and abroad for its expert hunting skills.

They weigh between 30 and 40 pounds and have a stunning and distinctive cream/white and orange/reddish coat pattern.

Bull Terrier

Maybe most readily recognized as the official mascot of Target stores, the Bull Terrier is a confident, solid, cheerful dog who loves to be with “its” people.

Bull Terriers weigh between 50 and 70 pounds and were originally bred for bull-baiting and fighting in Britain.

Today, luckily, they have grown into hunting and working dogs and, most importantly, beloved pets.


It’s easy to see why this dog was raised by game-keepers in the war against poaching. They are not only massive but also highly intelligent, obedient, courageous, and loyal.

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