Dog Breeds

Bergamasco

Bergamasco

These shaggy, corded sheepdogs were brought into Italy by ancient Phoenician merchants. A large, robust herding dog with flock-guarding ability, he served his masters well over the centuries by developing keen independent problem-solving abilities.

Berger Picard

Berger Picard

The origin of the Berger Picard is supposed to be closely linked with that of the two other French herding breeds — the Briard and the Beauceron. All three breeds were shown at the first French dog show in 1863- The Picardie was recognized in 1923.

Bernese Mountain Dog

Bernese Mountain Dog

The Bernese Mountain Dog (BMD) originates in the remote region of the Swiss mountains and valleys. They can be traced back to around 1000 AD when farmers kept large Swiss working dogs to guard their fields. The mountain dogs became popular in their region.

Bichon Frise

Bichon Frise

This elegant little dog has an affectionate nature and bonds very strongly with its owner. Although small, the Bichon Frise is very spirited and loves to play games. It is an ideal canine companion with an undiminished ability to perform tricks.

Black and Tan Coonhound

Black and Tan Coonhound

Much credit must be given for the development of these hounds to the people in the United States who live in the mountains of Virginia. They bred hounds to trail and hunt not only raccoon but also bear in the rugged mountain terrain.

Black Russian Terrier

Black Russian Terrier

Created in Russia, the black Russian terrier is a large, very strong hunting breed that will even go after a bear. This dog will gain more popularity in the future in Europe and the United States as it is accepted by the FCI (the French equivalent of the AKC).

Bloodhound

Bloodhound

If any breed has a claim to be part of the British heritage, it is the noble Bloodhound. The traditional adage that "the Bloodhound is the father of all hounds" gives us a clue as to its importance as a breed. Powerful and dignified, this dog is a sensitive companion.

Bluetick Coonhound

Bluetick Coonhound

Devoted and intelligent, the Bluetick is a fine family member. His easygoing nature allows him to fit into home life, and he forms deep, loyal bonds with his owner. Although he has a lot of energy, he is also content to lay at his owner's feet while off the hunt.

Boerboel

Boerboel

This large, steadfast, intelligent working dog is loving and affectionate while possessing the courage and self-confidence to protect his family to the death. He needs human companionship and will automatically bond to his family.

Bolognese

Bolognese

Also known as the Bolognese Toy Dog, the Bologneser, the Gutschen Hundle or the Schoshundle, this dog has been popular as a household companion in northern Italy for centuries. It has been known by several nicknames, including the Bolo and the Botoli.