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8 Dog Breeds That Are Black and White

In this piece, we explore the history of eight different black and white dog breeds, throwing light on their personalities, grooming requirements, and the amount of exercise they require.

In the late 19th century, the Boston terrier was developed in Boston, Massachusetts, in the United States. The white English terrier, which has since been extinct, was crossed with the English bulldog to create this breed.

Boston Terrier

Because to its amiable demeanor and flexibility, this species has become a symbol of firehouses and a popular family pet.


Border collies are highly effective at herding and managing animals because of their intelligence and training. Because of their superior instincts, agility, and work ethic, they are considered among the best herding dogs in the world.

Border Collie

The Siberian husky is a large-to-medium dog breed with a wolf-like look and distinctive blue eyes. This breed has a long and storied history, having been developed specifically for sled pulling in the freezing Arctic.

Siberian Husky

The Great Dane was developed as a hunting and guard dog in Germany, where it is thought to have first appeared. The breed has ancient ancestors that have been discovered. 

Great Dane

Alaskan Malamutes are social, bold, and free-thinking. They have a high IQ and respond well to training, but they also have a strong will and can be stubborn at times. Consistent early and ongoing education and socialization

Alaskan Malamute

The Bernese Mountain dog was first developed in Switzerland, where it was bred to perform a variety of tasks. Around 2,000 years ago, the Romans brought the ancestors of this breed—large, stout dogs—to Switzerland.

Bernese Mountain Dog

The old English sheepdog is a huge breed of dog recognized for its charisma, good nature, and distinctive appearance (a shaggy, thick coat). Though they were developed in England for the purpose of herding, they have since become a popular pet.

Old English Sheepdog

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