All Dog Breeds That Start With B (with Pictures)

Finding the perfect dog for you and your family can be challenging. In addition to the various characteristics and notable traits to consider, there are also hypoallergenic breeds. So read on as we take a look at some of the best breeds for you and your family.

dog breeds that start with b
All Dog Breeds That Start With B

All Dog Breeds That Start With B

This list can get you started learning more about the traits, origins, and lifespan of some dog breeds.


Native to France, Barbets love rolling in the mud or swampy areas. This breed lives about 15 years with a sweet and tender temperament.

Barbet side view pose
Barbet side view pose under the heat!


This dog breed originates from the Congo. Basenji’s are small hounds and live around 10 to 15 years.

curly tailed basenji
Curly tailed Basenji


Sometimes called a Bassetdor or Basset Lab, Bassadors are native to North America and are friendly. These dogs are large and can live 10 to 13 years.

Basset Fave de Bretagne

This small French native breed loves to hunt and spend quality time with others. This dog is intelligent and has a lifespan of 10 to 14 years.

Basset Hound

Basset Hounds come from France and are hounds. These dogs only live about a single decade and range from small to medium-sized.

Basset Hound fluffy ears
Cute Basset Hound sits with fluffy ears.


The Bassetoodle is native to North America and was bred in the early 2000s.

Bavarian Mountain Hound

This hound is native to Germany, can live up to 15 years, and is courageous and calm.

Bavarian Mountain Hound puppy
Bavarian Mountain Hound puppy sits on the couch.


This small dog is native to North America and lives 15 years.


Beabulls love cats and are a mix between beagles and bulldogs. They live about 12 years and enjoy peaceful environments.

Beabull dog bed
Beabull dog bed


Native to North America, Beagadors love to dig. This dog breed is sweet and can live about 15 years.


Beagles are native to Great Britain, are hounds, and live around 15 years. These dogs are small with short hair. Beagles are also incredibly smart and loyal.

Beagle treat
Beagle is happy to receive a dog treat.

Beagle Shepherd

Beagle Shepherds can do tricks that a dog their size doesn’t usually do. This breed is native to North America and can live about 14 years. They also make great service dogs.

Beagle shepherd behaved dog
Beagle shepherd is being a behaved dog.


This breed is native to Oceania, is friendly and active, and is medium-sized. This dog can live about 15 years.

Beaglier plays fetch ball with owner.


Native to North America, Beagos are excellent swimmers, have a medium frame, and can live about 12 years.

Bearded Collie

Bearded Collies are medium dogs from Scotland and enjoy herding. With a lifespan of 12 to 15 years, these dogs love having something to do and tasks that will make their owners happy.

bearded collie dog
A Bearded Collie with a long flowing hair coat


Beaskis love to play and have tons of energy. These dogs are native to North America, are medium-sized, and live about 15 years.


A Beauceron is common in France, where they are native. This herding dog lives about 10 to 12 years with a large frame.

Beauceron sitting pretty outdoors
Beauceron sits on the ground one afternoon.

Bedlington Terrier

Bedlington Terriers are native to England and live around 12 to 14 years with a small frame. These dogs have curly hair and enjoy basking in the sun.

Bedlington Terrier green grass
Bedlington Terrier standing on the green grass.

Belgian Laekenois

From Belgium, these dogs are herding types who live around 12 to 14 years with a medium-sized frame.

Belgian Laekenois training field
Belgian Laekenois jumping on the obstacle course.

Belgian Malinois

Native to Belgium, this herding dog can live anywhere from 12 to 14 years and is a medium size.

Belgian Malinois with a ball
Belgian Malinois lying in the field with a ball.

Belgian Shepherd 

Also called a Belgian Sheepdog, this herding dog is native to Belgium, lives 10 to 12 years, and can be quite large. 

Belgian Shepherd running in the water
Belgian Shepherd running in the muddy water!

Belgian Tervuren

This dog loves herding and playing, has a 10 to 15-year lifespan, and is medium-sized.

Belgian Tervuren on the road
Belgian Tervuren standing on the road.


Bergamascos love to solve problems and be independent. Native to Europe, this dog breed lives 13 to 15 years.

Bergamasco Sheepdog in a park
A Bergamasco Sheepdog in the park looks away.

Berger Picard

Berger Picards come from France and are mild-mannered. These dogs live 12 to 13 years.

berger picard studio photo
A studio photo of a Berger Picard. Look at those pointy ears!


Bernedoodles were bred in 2003 to create a version of a Bernese Mountain Dog with a longer lifespan of 12 to 18 years.

f1bb bernedoodle dog smiliing
An F1BB Bernedoodle is 87.5% Poodle – but still retain the Berner personality

Bernese Mountain Dog

This breed is native to Switzerland and is highly intelligent. This dog lives between six to eight years and is medium to large.

Bernese mountain dog pants inside the car
Bernese mountain dog panting inside the car after playing.

Bernese Shepherd

Native to North America, this dog lives up to 12 years, is highly affectionate, and large.

Bichon Frise

This playful and affectionate dog breed is from France, is very energetic, and lives up to 15 years.

Bichon Frise so white
Bichon Frise is so white as a cloud!


This dog breed is from Australia and lives 15 years. These dogs are highly affectionate and playful. They are fully grown at around 18 months of age!

bichpoo begging for a treat
Bichpoo begging for a treat on her owner.

Biewer Terrier

This toy dog breed is very vocal and elegant. These dogs enjoy a life of playing, fun, and excitement and can live for 15 years.

cute Biewer Terrier sits
Biewer Terrier sitting pretty!

Black and Tan Coonhound

Native to North America, this dog breed has a unique howl. While stubborn, this dog breed is loyal and can live 12 or more years.

Black and Tan Coonhound puppy in a crate
Black and Tan Coonhound puppy in a crate waiting for the milk.

Black Russian Terrier

This dog breed was first bred in the USSR to work for the military and is loyal. They live around 11 years.

Black Russian Terrier running
Black Russian Terrier running at the training field.


Bloodhounds are caring and affectionate, come from England and Europe, and can live up to 12 years.

Bloodhound sitting
Bloodhound can serve as a search and rescue dog!

Blue Lacy Dog

Bred in Texas in the 1800s, Blue Lacy Dogs are intelligent and lovable. These dogs can live up to 16 years.

Blue Lacy dog
Blue Lacy dog standing smart!

Blue Picardy Spaniel

Native to France, this breed is very energetic and loyal. This medium-sized dog can live 13 years. 

Blue Picardy Spaniel
Blue Picardy Spaniel standing on the grass!

Bluetick Coonhound

Native to North America, this dog breed loves to sing and is brave. This medium-sized dog lives about 12 years.

Bluetick Coonhound with a red collar.
Bluetick Coonhound standing with a red collar.


Native to North America, these medium-sized dogs are similar to Pitbulls and live about 13 years.

Bolognese Dog

These dogs are native to Italy, are very small, and live about 14 years.

bolognese dog breed
The Bolognese dog breed – you read that right! Small and playful.


Boradors are native to North America and used for search and rescue teams. These dogs are medium and live about 12 years.

Borador puppy
Borador puppy sitting on a couch.

Border Collie

These attentive dogs live about 15 years and are small. They can live up to 17 years and are native to Scotland.

Border Collie in the garden
Border Collie in the flowery garden.

Border Terrier

Native to Scotland, Border Terriers are loving and courageous. They can live up to 15 years and are small.

Border Terrier
Border Terrier is standing by the water.


This dog breed is quiet and calm, preferring to sunbathe than play.

Bordoodle playing a frisbee
Bordoodle running with a frisbee in the mouth.


Native to North America, Borkies are small and have a deep howl like Beagles, living up to 13 years.

Boston Terrier

This lovable dog is native to North America, has a small frame, and lives up to 14 years.

Boston Terrier exercise guide
Boston Terrier Exercise Guide

Bouvier Des Flandres

This French dog is brave and large, living up to 12 years.

Bouvier Des Flandres sitting at the backyard
Bouvier Des Flandres sitting at the backyard for a photo shoot!


Boxadors are large-framed escape artists. They are also loyal, live about 15 years, and are playful.

senior dog Boxador
Senior Boxador in the garden in a sunny afternoon!

Boxer Dog

These dogs are playful and live about 13 years.

boxer dog looking at food
Boxer dogs have healthy appetites so appropriate food selection is key


From North America, these medium-sized dogs love hunting.


These dogs are from North America and are meant for war and outdoor duties. They can live for about 15 years.


This dog breed comes in many colors in North America. These dogs are also large-framed and can live 13 years.

Boykin Spaniel

A dog breed with beautiful eyes, these dogs are loyal and loving. They are medium-sized and can live 15 years.

Boykin Spaniel walking in the field
Happy Boykin Spaniel walking in the field freely!

Brazilian Terrier

This dog breed comes from Brazil, is very energetic, and can live 15 years.

Brazilian Terrier
Brazilian Terrier is taking medicines.

British Timber

From Scotland, this dog is active and affectionate. This dog can live 14 years.


This dog breed hails from France and is very upbeat and happy. This medium-sized dog can live up to 15 years.

Brittany dog
Three Brittany dogs posing for a photo!


Native to North America, these dogs are confident and have little fear, although they are small. This dog breed can live 15 years. 

Brussels Griffon

This dog breed is from Belgium and prefers the company of other dogs. This dog breed is small and can live about 15 years.

Brussels Griffon
Brussels Griffon sitting in the backyard.

Bull Terrier

Native to Scotland, Bull Terriers are always alert but enjoy playing.

a white bull terrier
What a dog! A white Bull Terrier dog in a flowery field.


Bulldogs are native to Scotland and live about 10 years.

English Bulldog in a gray background
An English Bulldog in a gray background.


This Scottish dog is fearless and loyal. This dog breed is large and can live for about 10 years.

large Bullmastiff
A large Bullmastiff sits on the grass.

Wrap Up

Dog breeds that start with the letter B are often some of the most active and loyal breeds known to man.