Category: Breeds

Bouvier Des Flandres

Breed: Bouvier Des Flandres AKC Breed Group: Herding Other Registries: ANKC (Working); CKC (Herding); FCI (Cattle Dogs); KC (Working); UKC (Herding)   Bouvier Des Flandres Overview This daunting dog breed is in fact rather calm and gentle, but courageous and powerful nonetheless. The Bouvier Des Flandres adapts well to …

Boston Terrier

Breed: Boston Terrier AKC Breed Group: Non-sporting Other Registries: ANKC (Non Sporting); CKC (Non-Sporting); FCI (Companion and Toy); KC (Utility); UKC (Companion)       Boston Terrier Overview As the name implies, the Boston Terrier breed was developed in Boston, Massachusetts. This terrier was bred from the bull …

Borzoi

Breed: Borzoi AKC Breed Group: Hound Other Registries: ANKC (Hounds); CKC (Hounds); FCI (Sighthounds); KC (Hound); UKC (Sighthound & Pariah)       Borzoi Overview This dog breed was originally named the Russian Wolfhound. The Borzoi is a cross between the Greyhound and another breed out of Russia. …

Border Terrier

Breed: Border Terrier AKC Breed Group: Terrier Other Registries: ANKC (Terriers); CKC (Terriers); FCI (Terriers); KC (Terrier); UKC (Terrier)   Border Terrier Overview Originating near the border of Scotland and England in the Cheviot Hills area, the Border Terrier was bred to be a farm worker. Their principal …

Border Collie

Breed: Border Collie AKC Breed Group: Herding Other Registries: ANKC (Working); CKC (Herding); FCI (Sheepdogs); KC (Pastoral); UKC (Herding)       Border Collie Overview Originating in the 19th century on the border between Scotland and England, the Border Collie was named after their location. This dog breed …

Bolognese

Breed: Bolognese AKC Breed Group: Foundation Stock Service Other Registries: FCI (Companion and Toy); KC (Toy); UKC (Companion)     Bolognese Overview Closely related to the Havanese and Bichon Frise, the Bolognese originated in Italy during the 11th century. A favorite of Renaissance nobility, this breed was often …

Boerboel

Breed: Boerboel AKC Breed Group: Working     Boerboel Overview The Boerboel, also called the Boel, is a uniquely South African breed. The name is derived from ‘Boer’, meaning ‘Farmer’ in Dutch and Afrikaans. This makes the Boerboel, the boer’s dog or the farmer’s dog. The South African Boerboel is …

Bluetick Coonhound

Breed: Bluetick Coonhound AKC Breed Group: Hound Group Other Registries: ANKC (Hounds); UKC (Scenthound)     Bluetick Coonhound Overview Originating in Louisiana, the ancestry of the Bluetick Coonhound can be traced back to the Bleu Gascogne French hounds. This dog breed is a born hunter. They are excellent at  tracking …

Bloodhound

Breed: Bloodhound AKC Breed Group: Hound Other Registries: ANKC (Hounds); CKC (Hounds); FCI (Scenthounds); KC (Hound); UKC (Scenthound)   Bloodhound Overview This is one of the oldest known dog breeds. The exact origins of the Bloodhound are unknown, but the breed was perfected by the monks of Belgium. …

Black Russian Terrier

Breed: Black Russian Terrier AKC Breed Group: Working Dog Other Registries: ANKC (Utility); CKC (Working); FCI (Pinscher and Schnauzer); KC (Working); UKC (Guardian)   Black Russian Terrier Overview This dog breed  is large in size and squarely built with a slightly stretched frame. Black Russian Terriers are intelligent, active and …

Black and Tan Coonhound

Breed: Black and Tan Coonhound AKC Breed Group: Hound Other Registries: CKC (Hounds); FCI (Scenthounds); UKC (Scenthound)       Black and Tan Coonhound Overview This scent hound is considered to be an American dog breed that originated in the 1700s. The Black and Tan Coonhound is a …

Bernese Mountain Dog

Breed: Bernese Mountain Dog AKC Breed Group: Working Dog Other Registries: ANKC (Utility); CKC (Working); FCI (Swiss Mountain and Cattle Dogs); KC (Working); UKC (Guardian)   Bernese Mountain Dog  Overview The exact origin of the Bernese Mountain Dog breed is unknown. It is believed that their origins lie in …

Bichon Frise

Breed: Bichon Frise AKC Breed Group: Non-Sporting Other Registries: ANKC (Toys); CKC (Non-Sporting); FCI (Companion and Toy); KC (Toy); UKC (Companion)   Color:  Origin: France Bichon Frise Overview This is a gentle natured dog breed that originated in the 13th century. The Bichon Frise is versatile, hardy, and …

Berger Picard

Breed: Berger Picard AKC Breed Group: Herding Dog Breed Other Registries: CKC (Herding); FCI (Sheepdogs); UKC (Herding)       Berger Picard Overview This is thought to be one of the oldest French herding dog breeds. The Berger Picard originated in northern France during the 9th century. This breed …

Bergamasco

Breed: Bergamasco AKC Breed Group: Miscellaneous Other Registries: ANKC (Working); FCI (Sheepdogs); KC (Pastoral); UKC (Herding)   Bergamasco Overview Originating in Persia, the Bergamasco is an ancient shepherding breed. They were developed to be self-reliant and are extremely intelligent. The breed nearly became extinct after World War II, …

Belgian Malinois

Breed: Belgian Malinois AKC Breed Group: Herding Other Registries: ANKC (Working); CKC (Herding); FCI (Sheepdogs); KC (Pastoral); UKC (Herding)   Belgian Malinois Overview Protective, strong, and territorial, this dog breed is a great working dog and excels at obedience training. This dog breed is often used as a watchdog. …