Dog Breeds Which Start with the Letter “F”
January 5, 2019
Dog Breeds Which Start with the Letter “F”
If you’re looking for an extensive list of dog breeds which start with the letter “F”, we’ve got you covered. We’ve searched through global kennel registries to find all the breeds, old and new which reside in various corners of the globe. There are 21 breeds in total which begin with the letter F… technically, as you can see by the list, there are many which only fall under the letter characterisation through the region of the dog’s origin.
Fawn Brittany Bassett
The Fawn Brittany Bassett is a very rare type of Bassett which was formerly used for hunting, yet nowadays you’re much more likely to see the hound in the family home in France. However, the breed is so rare that it almost became extinct after World War 2.
Fawn Brittany Griffon
The tale of the Fawn Brittany Griffon is much like that of the Fawn Brittany Bassett, they too were also at the brink of extinction and were only brought back into popularity after the species was preserved. Yet, the small dog has been commonplace in family homes since the 1980s.
Even though black dogs don’t have the best camouflage, the hunting dogs were still bred to be an all-black breed, which, didn’t work out considering the still to this day brown coat. The breed is now so rare that there were only 51 registered in 2009.
The Fila Brasileiro is a large hound which originates from Brazil. They were used to chase down cattle, chase away wolves and even help recapture former slaves. While the dogs aren’t overly kind to slaves, they still make for a friendly and social breed to their owners.
The Finnish Hound is really more of a crossbreed after It has been crossed with Beagles and Foxhounds, yet, the breed has still been around since the 1800s. They were first recognised in 1870, however, Finnish breeders have always argued that the breed has been around for much longer.
The Finnish Lapphund is not to be mistaken with the Finnish Hound, they have many differences in both character and appearance. The fluffier breed belongs to both the Spitz and Shepherd family, and it has been used for thousands of years in its homeland of Lapland.
Finnish Reindeer Herder
There’re no prizes for guessing what the Finnish Reindeer Herder was first bred for. You’d expect a dog whose job it is to herd reindeer to be a little larger, yet what this dog lacks in size it more than makes up for in confidence.
Yep, Finland also has their very own breed of Spitz and it’s just as adorable as all of the other Spitz breeds from around the world. They were originally utilised for hunting, which is how they got their name of “barking pointer”.
Flanders Cattle Dog
The Flanders Cattle Dog is a mix of Irish Wolfhound, Scottish Deerhound and local farm dogs. After the dogs were bred, they became the guard dog of choice for farmers and shepherds who opted for the breed for their fiercely loyal natures.
The Flat-Coated Retriever first started out as the Wavy Haired Retriever but along the way, through breeding, they lost the kink in their curl. As you can guess, they were originally bred to retrieve, however they have also proven that they excel in agility competitions and competitions against other dogs.
Fox Terrier (Smooth & Wire)
The Wire and Smooth Fox Terrier’s are a decedent of the best fox and badger hunters which ever existed in the UK. Yet, today they’re also popular for their charming appearances as well as their ability to perform well in the field.
The French Bulldog is a breed which needs absolutely no introduction, it has reigned supreme on the most popular lapdog breeds list for years now, and despite their health problems, their popularity never seems to dwindle.
French Pointing Dog (Gascogne & Pyrenean type)
Due to their hunting instincts, size and character both the Gascogne and Pyrenean French Pointing Dogs are very popular breeds in France. There is only a slight difference between the height and behavioural traits between both the Gascogne & Pyrenean breeds.
The French Spaniel has had a bumpy ancestry with rises and falls in popularity since the 16th century. While some believe the breed originated from the Quail Terrier and others believe that they originally came from Spain.
French Tricolour Hound
The long-legged breed’s ancestry goes back further than the French Revolution. The French Tricoloured hound was favoured by nobles who also had a penchant for hunting, however, when the revolution came around and Napoleon was defeated, the dogs soon declined in popularity.
French Water Dog
The French Water Dog has been around pretty much since the beginning of time, therefore there are no accurate accounts of the true origin of the breed. As expected, the hunting dogs have an energetic personality and they move well through water.
French White and Black Hound
The French White and Black Hound is a large breed which was originally bred to hunt prey of all sizes, from small rodents to deer. They were often utilised in hunts for their powerful sense of smell. The breed only saw popularity in some regions of Europe and never claimed global popularity.
French White and Orange Hound
The French White and Orange hound is the result of breeding from English and French hounds which are now extinct. Yet, after surviving two world wars and their popularity still not waning, it’s safe to say the breed is here to stay.
French Wirehaired Korthals Pointing Griffon
This breed first appeared in the second half of the 19th century with the Netherlands to call its homeland. For hunters, the dogs have many benefits, including their fearless behaviours, a keen sense of smell and ability to move through water easily.
Frisian Pointing Dog
The rare breed of dogs descended from the Netherlands and they are renowned for their guarding and hunting instincts. The bred came about through breeding German and French Spaniels. The end result of the breeding was a loving, calm and loyal dog which makes for the perfect pet.
Frisian Water Dog
The Frisian Water Dog is yet another keenly confident hunting dog which will take to the water like a duck will take to water! Although in this case, the ducks better make themselves scarce due to the excellent retrieving capabilities of this breed.