Dog Breed Guides - B
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The Basenji is a high-spirited, playful, and curious dog and has a soft coat that is brindle, chestnut, black-and-tan, or black in colour.
The Basset Hound was originally bred as a trailing dog, and it will bay loudly when it is on the trail of a rabbit or other, smaller game.
The Beagle is a good natured, gentle and cheerful dog. The Beagle gets along with strangers as well as other animals. The Beagle gets along with strangers as well as other animals.
Bearded Collies originated in Scotland as a sheepherder and cattle driver. They are sometimes called the Highland Collie. Ancestors likely came from the European continent.
The alert, energetic Bedlington Terrier loves to play, but is known for his mild and gentle side. His personality earns him the reputation of a great companion dog.
Belgian Malinois enjoy any kind of physical activity. They will gladly go jogging, hiking, running, do obedience, outdoor activities, or just spend time with the humans.
The Bernese is self-confident and very intelligent making them a quick and willing learner. Their loyal bonding requires close companionship of their people.
The Bichon Frise are friendly and loving companions who adjust very quickly to new surroundings. They love to be the centre of attention and they have a lively personality and are easy to train.
Black and Tan Coonhound
The Black and Tan Coonhound likes lots of fresh air and action-packed exercise. He loves to be with people, though he can be suspicious of strangers, and he may not take to new dogs right away.
Blood Hounds originated in Mediterranean area near Rome. St. Hubert (patron saint of hunters) and his monks are said to have had a hand in developing this breed.
The Blue Heeler was developed in the mid to late 1800s for stockmen who needed a dog with the stamina to withstand the harsh conditions of the Australian countryside.
Border Collies love to play fetch and chase games, and won't tire as fast as you. When playing, make it hard for the Border Collie to find the ball/stick/etc. This makes it more fun for the dog.
The alert and plucky Border Terrier is most interested in being with his owner and is a good-natured and loving companion.
The Borzoi is a tall lean dog that resembles a Greyhound with long hair. Their coat can vary from long and silky to coarse and curly. All colours and patterns are acceptable, but white with spots is most common. This breed is slow to mature.
Playful and high-spirited, Boston Terriers love to play games and especially like to chase any kind of ball. They are friendly, spirited companions that love to go for walks with you.
Bouvier Des Flandres
Bouvier Des Flandres are a laid back companion who love calm attention, and are perfect for the mellower calmer owner. Also, this breed is an intelligent dog who responds well to obedience training.
The Boxer was originally developed in feudal Germany from a line of sixteenth-century European bulldogs, eventually becoming a utility dog for peasants and shop owners. The original breed was cross-bred with a taller English import in the 1880s.
The Briard is a French dog used for herding and guarding. He has a medium to long coat which comes in grey, black, tawny, or a combination of those colours. This is an independent breed that needs obedience training and exercise.
The Brittany enjoys being active with their families, and love to run, so they make very good companions for joggers and runners. Some also enjoy swimming when the water is warm.
The Brussels Griffon is known for the almost human expression on his face. He is highly intelligent and sensitive. Even though he requires the protections needed by any toy breed, the Brussels Griffon is a total companion, bright and alert. If he feels threatened, he kicks up a big fuss.
The Bulldog is also commonly used in advertising, watch for it on commercials or your favourite program. Bulldogs love to go for slow walks in cool weather, or stay inside on very hot days and enjoy the air conditioner!
The Bullmastiff was developed in England in the mid to late 1800's as a cross of 60% Mastiff and 40% Bulldog. They were mainly night watchdogs, often called "the gamekeeper's night dog," as they attacked poachers and pinned them to the ground.
Developed in England, the Bull Terrier comes from crosses of bulldogs and an extinct white terrier. They were dogfighters, but it is NOT the Pit Bull Terrier. The ferocity of the Pit Bull has been bred out of the Bull Terrier.