Medium breeds of dogs

Perhaps this is the largest group of breeds, which includes dogs for various purposes – hunters, sledders, shepherds, companions and others. Among them you can find quite large representatives, however, are a bit short of large dogs, and miniature – not much more than small dogs. But all of them possess a certain charm and have their admirers. Medium breeds of dogs are very popular, let’s look at the most common ones.


  • 1. Australian Shepherd (Aussie)
  • 2. Akita Inu
  • 3. Alaskan Kli-kai
  • 4. American Cocker Spaniel
  • 5. American Pit Bull Terrier
  • 6. American Staffordshire Terrier (Amstaff)
  • 7. American Foxhound
  • 8. English Bulldog
  • 9. English Cocker Spaniel
  • 10. English setter
  • 11. Basset Hound
  • 12. Boxer
  • 13. Bull Terrier
  • 14. East Siberian Laika
  • 15. Dutch Spitz (Keeshond or Wolfspitz)
  • 16. Dalmatian
  • 17. Golden Retriever (Golden Retriever)
  • 18. Collie (Scottish Shepherd)
  • 19. Kurzhaar (German Pointer or German Pointing Dog)
  • 20. Labrador Retriever
  • 21. The Schnauzer
  • 22. Italian Greyhound
  • 23. Mexican Hairless Dog
  • 24. Poynter
  • 25. Poodle
  • 26. Bullets
  • 27. Samoyed husky
  • 28. Siberian Husky
  • 29. Chauchau
  • 30. Shar Pei
  • 31. Airedale

Australian Shepherd (Aussie) Australian Shepherd (Aussie)

Like other shepherd dogs – this dog has a pronounced security instincts, developed intelligence and endurance. She can travel long distances, work all day, and in your free time, enjoy playing the role of a companion.

Australian Shepherd – an attentive, active pet, with developed muscles, devoid of clumsiness. He has expressive eyes with a smart look – the dog understands its owner practically with half a word.

Akita Inu Akita

Japanese oldest breed, representatives of which throughout many centuries kept their original appearance, and still on Akit is considered a national treasure, a symbol of happy life and good health. These dogs were once used to hunting, and later became accessible only to the nobility and revered on an equal footing with sacred animals.

Akits had to do various work, but modern dogs are more often brought up as a companion or watchman.

Alaskan Kli-Kai Alaskan

This is a relatively young breed that arose only in the 70s years and is a miniature copy of the husky. Officially she It was recognized only after two decades. Already initially this the dogs were assigned the role of companion, and they successfully with her cope.

There are several categories of clicks – toy, mini and standard, which differ, for the most part, in size. Such a pet shows friendliness to all people in the family, but to strangers meets warily. Such a mini-husky can be safely purchased in as a pet for children – they will undoubtedly find a common language and will become best friends.

American cocker spaniel American Cocker Spaniel

Among the hunting breeds, these spaniels are the smallest dogs, but not inferior to them in terms of working qualities. Despite charming appearance, they are not decorative pets, as they have endurance, mobility and developed hunting instincts.

However, today these miles are most often turned on as companions. Such a pet is happy to participate in games, loves attention and affection. With a friendly approach, the spaniel is excellent assimilates various teams.

American Pit Bull Terrier American Pit Bull Terrier

One of the most controversial breeds. There is an opinion that no more aggressive and bloodthirsty dogs than the American pit bull terrier, however, experts completely refute this opinion. Yes they require early socialization and proper education, and if observe these necessary conditions, the pet will grow up quite loving and affectionate dog.

Representatives of this breed are not for the lazy, they need daily exercise, also special attention should be turn to food – pit bull terriers are prone to obesity and food allergies.

American Staffordshire Terrier (Amstaff) American Staffordshire Terrier (Amstaff)

Dogs of this breed are ideal bodyguards – incredibly strong, powerful, active, physically and intellectually developed. No wonder they’re great cope with official work. Amstaffs are often charged look after the children, they will protect their wards from any, even the most insignificant, threats.

Such a dog requires a firm master’s hand and a special training, the owner must be a leader for her, otherwise about full submission is worth forgetting.

American foxhound American

A stately, compact dog with a sonorous, melodic bark – American Foxhound, attracting special attention. This the representative of the hunting breed has a harmonious, light physique, good looks and excellent qualities the hunter.

The breed has a quick response, develops a decent speed and barks loudly. However, like other hunting dogs, able to show willfulness, independence and disobedience, as a result, when training a pet, some difficulties.

English bulldog English bulldog

A serious dog, also called a “bull”, in its veins the blood of ancient molosses and mastiffs flows. At home, in the United states, this dog is a symbol of many colleges and the unspoken attribute of the marine corps.

The modern English bulldog is a difficult dog, thanks breeding lost its fighting qualities, but retained very harsh appearance. He is phlegmatic, aristocratic, possesses some stubbornness, gets along well with children and other animals. Needs affection and is suitable only for maintenance in the house.

English cocker spaniel English

Another bird hunter, funny, very agile and active. He loves toys very much and jealously protects them from strangers, and not always allows them to take their household. Owners unanimously say English cockers are very voracious dogs, so you should adhere to the regime and not feed the pet from your table, no matter how he begged for a tidbit.

Like other spaniels, this cocker has a pretty appearance, long drooping ears and luxurious, not getting wet with hair. This is a loving dog in need of communication and affection.

English setter English Setter

The representative of this breed is the result of a long, laborious breeding work to create the perfect gundog dog. In attention was taken not only on working qualities, but also on the exterior. The first the setter, or as it was also called – laverac, appeared in the late 50s years of the 19th century.

The Englishman is very balanced, sociable, attached to his owners and good-natured. Such a pet can be kept in a house where there are already other animals.

Basset hound Basset

Very charismatic dog with an unusual appearance. Despite apparent clumsiness, able to develop unprecedented speed, not It requires constant communication, as it is completely self-sufficient. Basset houndoon is alien to rest alone, but he is his master will welcome with joy.

Due to the high intellectual abilities, the basset will not be blindly carry out any whim of the owners and will consider the team first and method of its implementation. This is not stupidity or slowness, but sign of a great mind, and owners should consider this when training feature.

Read also about small and large breeds.

Boxer Boxer

These are muscular, physically developed dogs that are used for service, as bodyguards and watchmen. Very popular a breed that is valued not so much for developed fighting qualities, how much for good nature. Boxers are very kind to the younger family members, like communicating with households and more often than not conflicting.

Such a strong pet needs care, it can not stand the cold, damp and drafts and needs regular physical loads.

Bull terrier Bull

Around the representatives of this breed, disputes do not subside – for some bull terriers – bloodthirsty and dangerous dogs that can tear to pieces the first comer, for others – loyal and affectionate pets. Where is the truth?

No, bull terriers are not killer monsters, however, they require training and upbringing, and given their stubbornness and self-will, sometimes a process getting very complicated. Such a dog is not suitable for beginners, but a person with experience will undoubtedly find an approach to his four-legged to a friend. These dogs have a highly developed instinct of dominance, so they don’t It is recommended to keep such a pet with other pets animals.

East Siberian Laika East Siberian Laika

Russian hunting breed related to the species of Spitz. These dogs are common in eastern Siberia and possess aggressiveness towards large predatory animals. However, people of aggression do not exhibit, do an excellent job with watchdog activities, as very alert and alert to strangers.

If you provide the East Siberian husky intense physical activity, then she becomes an excellent companion, not needing work.

Dutch Spitz (Keeshond or Wolfspitz) Dutch Spitz (Keeshond or Wolfspitz)

Like all Spitz, Keeshond has a pretty appearance, furry coat and cheerful disposition. Despite the fact that the dog looks like plush toy, it is very strong and able to perfectly guard and to guard. In addition, such a pet will be happy to participate in games with children.

Keeshond’s amazing feature is the ability to wash as feline – paws, which definitely causes emotion.

Dalmatian Dalmatian

Dalmatian – a lean, slender dog with an amazing spotty with hair. The representative of this breed is a family dog, which able to be friends with all family members, but will only obey his master. The pet needs communication and attention, he does not like loneliness and hard to endure forced separation. Get along well with children, but babies can cause him irritation.

A dog can be kept with other animals, but it is capable of be aggressive towards other dogs. Dalmatian training is easy but only without the use of physical punishment and rudeness, otherwise the pet closes, becomes timid or aggressive.

Golden Retriever (Golden Retriever) Golden

Dogs of this breed are quite common, which is not surprising. They are outwardly beautiful, friendly and loyal. Goldens were deduced as hunting breed, but great for zootherapy sessions, coping perfectly with the role of guide, nanny.

Retrievers sensitively pick up the intonations of the voice and always know – whether the owner is located to communicate or should come later. Good amenable to education and training, deprived of the gene of aggression and mentally steady.

Collie (scottish shepherd) Collie

Luxurious dogs with a sophisticated face and rich coat. Like all shepherds, Scots are strong, hardy, smart and flexible. The number of moving fast, but do not lose grace.

Such a pet is able to establish contact with other pets animals, including cats and will be sure to look after for the whole family, focusing on the younger members. We teach him It is interesting to study and learn new things, loves encouragement.

Kurzhaar (German Pointer or German Pointing Dog) Kurzhaar (German Pointer or German Pointing Dog)

Kurzhaar is a great versatile hunter who can also participate in sports and get great results. In addition, a modern dog, with due care, plays the role of a companion.

Poynter needs regular intensive loads, only then he will become an affectionate, complaisant pet – a favorite of all families.

Labrador Retriever Labrador Retriever

Representatives of this breed are not inferior in popularity. golden retriever. Labrador Retriever is excellent working dog, highly intelligent, loyal and faithful. However, despite the prevalence, the history of origin rocks hidden by a veil of speculation and conjecture.

But it is known for certain that they were assistants to fishermen with Newfoundland Islands – helped pull out nets, and often people. Labradors are obedient and devoid of aggression.

Schnauzer Schnauzer

The average of the schnauzers, but the same hyperactive and mobile. On walking he can run, jump, play with others for a long time dogs, and owners should give the pet this opportunity. Besides, from representatives of this breed excellent sensitive watchmen are obtained, and also rodent fighters.

It’s not difficult for the Mittelschnauzer to master various teams, but should not be rude and impatient, as the dog is capable of harbor resentment and revenge.

Italian greyhound Italian

An elegant, modest companion dog that is capable of excellent get along with all family members, and even in her small apartment enough space. Despite grace and sophistication, Italian greyhound is a cop, and hunting instincts are not alien to her. Such dogs sometimes used for hunting small game, but still more often they are just family favorites.

Italian greyhounds are affectionate, good-natured and calm, of the same demand from their owners. They do not need complicated care and quite unpretentious.

Mexican hairless dog Mexican

This exotic breed has a second, no less surprising name – xoloitzcuintle. Scientists believe that its representatives are the descendants of the first dogs that appeared on the territory North American continent.

Once these hairless dogs warmed their owners, therefore, they lived, most often in bedrooms. In addition, their heat able to reduce soreness with arthritis, bruises and other pathologies of bones and joints. The naked dog is very clean, neat and adores children, in general – an ideal home doggie, which requires warmth, both mental and thermal.

Pointer Pointer

Hunting gun dog that appeared on the territory Great Britain back in the 18th century. In the creation of the breed participated French, Italian Pointing Dogs and Foxhounds. Among the hunting dogs he is king – has a sharp scent, quick reaction and incredible speed. Feeling the game, the dog does not make noise, but stretches in a straight line, pointing with his nose towards the hidden birds.

Poynter is very elegant, well-built, but at the same time hardy and powerful enough. He is a great pet if his provide the necessary load, with pets can get along, but not with the birds – the object of hunting.

Poodle Poodle

Previously, these dogs were used in work – they pulled out a wounded game from the water, today they are partners. Common curly dogs with hypoallergenic hair. Exists several types of poodles – dwarf, medium, standard and large (royal). The last three types are medium breeds.

Dogs have high intellect, cheerful and good-natured disposition, are able to be friends with other pets that have previously settled in the house. The only caveat – the coat of poodles needs regular care – haircut and trimming.

Bullets Bullets

Breeding occurred in the 10th century AD, and among shepherds Hungarian bullet dogs is the best. According to the shepherds, such the pet is more than a working dog, it is a friend and a full member of the working teams.

The bullet has an interesting coat, prone to weaving in threads, if the owner does not cut it. Adult dogs may have real woolen tows. Bullets are smart and friendly to his family members, but distrustful of strangers, this makes them fine watchmen and guards.

Samoyed Like Samoyed

The most beautiful northern dog possessing magnificent snow-white with hair. But this is not a decorative animal, but a working like, performing various work. She helped her owners in everyday life, transported sledges, participated in hunting and guarded the compound.

For a long time, Samoyeds lived side by side with a man and learned understand him. They are obedient, hardy and complaisant. But, going to to get such a pet, it is worth considering that the dog needs regular, intensive classes, communication and work. He is hard tolerates separation, which means it is not suitable for people who often long away from home.

Siberian Husky Siberian Husky

Recently, these northern dogs have won an unprecedented popularity and, for the most part, due to its attractive appearance – luxurious wool, harmonious addition and interesting color. In addition, the husky has a good-natured character, she calm and balanced.

But not all owners take into account their pedigree feature. Before total, Siberian husky, completely unsuitable for living on chains and accustomed to work next to their master. They are able hunt, but will not bring the owner the game, and the guard from the husky unlikely to succeed, since he has no aggression against to man.

Chauchau Chauchau

Among medium-sized rocks, it is difficult to find a more “silent” a dog. Possessing a powerful, sharp voice, Chauchau, however, more often grunt than bark. These representatives of ancient Chinese breeds have an outstanding appearance and a difficult character.

They can really be offended and show their attitude towards the current situation in a variety of ways, abandoning walks without touching food or not wanting to perform teams.

Dogs of this breed are difficult to train, as they are not always see the meaning in the tasks that the owner gives. But their undoubted the advantage is cleanliness, this furry animal is quite possible contain in apartment conditions.

Sharpei Shar

The oldest Chinese breed, representatives of which possess self-esteem. She was on the edge more than once disappearances, and even once hit the pages of a book of records Guinness as the rarest breed. Distinctive feature of her representatives – folds on the face, giving it a serious and even harsh expression.

Sharpei is not recommended to start for beginners, since it requires special approach and regular classes. The dog is suitable for keeping in flat, clean, not prone to shedding and does not have specific smell.

Airedale Airedale

A versatile dog that does a great job on land as well and in the water element. These curly animals can be found both on exhibitions and competitions, they like to work, but also not to show off.

Airedale are active, positive, they love to run on their own and with other dogs, rushing with children, barking and digging holes loudly, therefore if you need a dog that will portray most of the time cushion, then from the acquisition of an airedale is better refuse. This is a great companion for morning noisy runs. games and hiking.

Medium-sized dogs can be as simple as pets. favorites, and perform all sorts of activities. In this group You can choose a four-legged friend for a child who is active hunter, guard or dog for service. The most important thing is to consider own needs and abilities of the animal, not just dimensions and external data.

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