Fox Terrier may come to mind when we think of dog breed names starting with F alphabet. But how many of such dog breed names are there in the world? Today, we went on to gather a list of dog breeds that start with F letter.
There are quite a handful of dog breeds with names beginning with the letter F. Most of them are the breeds’ alternative names. There are also quite a few breeds from France. In total, we found 32 dog breeds that begin with f as follows:
Flat-Coated Retrievers come from England and belong to the gundog family of dog breeds. These dogs are active and easy-going. They are excellent family pets and get along well with small children as well as other dogs and cats. Due to their high energy, it is required to give these dogs a lot of exercise and engage with them.
The Finnish Spitz comes from Finland and is known as suomenpystykorva in Finnish. These dogs are used for hunting animals which include squirrels, rodents and even bears. This breed is a bark pointer which barks to pinpoint the prey’s position as well as distract their attention in an attempt to allow the hunter to capture the prey easier.
French Bulldog originates from France and are known as bouledogue français in French. This breed was developed in the 1800s from a mix of Toy Bulldogs from England and local ratter dogs in France. These dogs are stocky and compact. They are also friendly and have a mild temperament. Hence, they are kept as companion dogs.
Fila Brasileiro comes from Brazil and is also known as Brazilian Mastiff. This breed is large in size. They also have great tracking ability. These dogs are also aggressive.
Finnish Lapphund belongs to the Spitz family of dogs. This breed was developed by crossbreeding post-domesticated female wolves with male dogs. These dogs are medium in size and have an easy going temperament. They are bred primarily to herd reindeer.
The French Spaniel is known as Epagneul Français in French. This Is a type of Spaniel setter and is amongst the largest Spaniel breeds. The breed was created in the 14th century in France. Their coat is white in color and brown markings can be found on it. They are used as hunting dogs.
Farmer Dog (AKA Australian Kelpie)
Farmer Dog comes from Australia and is known as the Australian Kelpie. They are used as sheepdogs and can gather and drive sheeps without human guidance. These dogs are medium in size and they can be in a number of colors.
Fawn Brittany Basset (AKA Basset Fauve De Bretagne)
Fawn Brittany Basset comes from Brittany in France. This breed is a type of scenthound with short legs and were descended from Grand Fauves which is a large dog but are no longer in existence. This breed can also be seen in various parts of Europe and they are bred to scent trails. These dogs are also kept as family pets.
Flanders Cattle Dog (AKA Bouvier Des Flandres)
Flanders Cattle Dog comes from Flanders in Belgium. It is also known as Bouvier des Flandres in French which means “Cow Herder of Flanders”. These dogs are used in the farm to drive cattle, herd sheep and pull carts. Nowadays, they are also used as guard and police dogs. They are also kept as pets.
Fryske Stabij (AKA Stabyhoun)
Fryske Stabij comes from Friesland in Holland and is amongst the top 5 rarest breeds of dogs in the world. It has a strong tracking ability and is used as a pointer. It also can be used as a soft-mouthed retriever.
Foxhound (AKA American Foxhound)
American Foxhound is a close relative of English Foxhound. This breed are scent hounds and they are used for hunting foxes by scent.
French Mastiff (AKA Dogue De Bordeaux)
French Mastiff is a very old breed that has existed in France since the 14th century. Also known as Dogue de Bordeaux, this breed belongs to the mastiff family of dogs and is large in size.
Fighting Bull Terrier (AKA Bull And Terrier)
Fighting Bull Terrier is a cross breed but is no longer in existence. The crossbreed was the ancestor of a number of modern Bull-type terriers.
Formosan Mountain Dog (AKA Taiwan Dog)
Formosan Mountain Dog originates from Taiwan and is also known as the Taiwan Dog. This breed is small to medium in size.
Field Spaniel belongs to the Spaniel family and are medium in size. This breed was created in the late 19th to early 20th centuries to be used as all-black dogs in shows. Today, there are a rare breed and is now in the Kennel Clubs’ list of Vulnerable Native Breeds
Finnish Hound is used to hunt hare and foxes. These dogs are friendly and calm. They have high energy when hunting and are versatile trackers.
Friaar Dog (AKA Icelandic Sheepdog)
Friaar Dog is also known as the Icelandic Sheepdog. They arrived in Iceland with the Vikings. This breed belongs to the spitz dog family and are similar to Norwegian Buhund, Welsh Corgi and Shetland Sheepdog.