Do you want to become an expert on all things dog-related? Well, look no further than the list below. Obviously, the list is not exhaustive but it should give you a decent idea of dog breeds that begin with the letter “B”.

Basset Hound

You can recognize this breed anywhere with its characteristic loose skin and elongated ears. If you are a dog expert, you will notice the resemblance between the Basset hound and the Bloodhound because the two are related. This hound has a friendly, lovable, and calm personality.


This small but tough dog bears a striking similarity to the English foxhound. Originally bred as a hunter back in the 14th century, the Beagle is a friendly and affectionate dog that needs constant company. However, you should not leave it alone with other pets unless you train it properly.

Bernese Mountain Dog

These dogs are easily recognizable by their distinctive and beautiful tricolored coat of black, rust, and white. These dogs can be trained easily and have a friendly, gentle, social, and affectionate personality. They are quite intelligent as well, which is why they are sometimes used as guard dogs.

Bichon Frise

Due to its small size and fluffy appearance, you may mistake this little guy for a ball of fur. Even though its origin is under debate, the dog is highly adaptable, affectionate, and social. Further, it even does well with kids and other pets.

Border Collie

Border Collies are perhaps the most popular sheep herding dogs in the world. Originally from Scotland and England, they have high stamina levels that are matched only by their agility and grace. Personality-wise, they are keen, highly intelligent, intense, and eager.

Boston Terrier

Native to America, this terrier is widely known for its light nature. The dog is compact, muscular, and loves going on leisure walks. The terrier is playful, intelligent, affectionate, enthusiastic, and playful. The dog also gets along well with kids, other dogs, and other pets.


These Russian dogs were originally bred as wolf hunters due to their speed and agility. Also called the Russian Wolfhound, they were common among English and Russian nobility. The Borzoi are known for their gentleness, dignity, and calm manner in the house.


This medium-sized dog has a very distinctive feature of a blunt muzzle. The dog has an acute sense of hearing that makes it a suitable guard dog. Some of its personality traits include a high level of alertness, self-assurance, and dignity. With kids, the boxer is usually stoic but also patient and playful.

Brittany Spaniel

This long-legged dog was initially bred as a hunter because of its keen sense of smell. The Britany spaniel aims to please its owner and has a friendly nature. Unlike most breeds, training this breed is not difficult.


With a large-sized body, it is easy to see why this dog was bred by gamekeepers in the fight against poaching. Despite its large size, the Bullmastiff is highly intelligent, obedient, courageous, and loyal.