Medium sized dogs cover a huge variety of different breeds, everything from Huskies, terriers to hounds. All have different temperaments, from being very laid back, to protecting them families and becoming a guard dog to being a lovable family companion. As there is so much variance between a medium sized dog breeds temperament and personality, they only really have one thing in commons which is their weight- it normally ranges between 40 - 60 pounds.
As there is such a significant number of medium sized dog breeds this has helped them become the most popular choice of sized dogs. Unlike small dog breeds, medium sized dog breeds are less prone to injuries and fearfulness behaviour. They are also far less bulky than a large sized dog breed which means they are less likely to have serious health issues.
Medium sized dogs breeds are known for their intellect and loyal companionship for their owners. They are also very happy to live in smaller sized houses and apartments.
As with all dog breeds, medium sized dogs require plenty of exercises and can become destructive if they don't burn off enough energy. Dog breeds of this size are normally very sturdy and like to play with a bit of rough-and-tumble, so they're suitable for younger children. They normally have more patience than smaller dogs; so will happily play with children all day.
Dog breeds of this size love to dig, which will mean that they need supervision when outside in the garden.They're known for making a mess of flower beds and digging under fences to explore the next-door neighbours garden! As they explore you will need to dog proof your garden to prevent any mishaps.
If you're now looking for dogs for adoption or dogs for sale and have considered a medium sized dog breed then you must fully research which dog breed is most suitable for you and your family.
Listed below are the top 5 medium dogs breeds:
This dog breed is also known as the English Beagle is instantly recognizable because of its tiny Foxhound look.
They have a very friendly personality and easy temperament. They're normally a happy-go-lucky dog with a sensitive soul. Generally, the Beagle doesn't make a great guard dog, but they make a good watch dog and howl if any new people or animals enter or come near the home.
The average Beagle is 13-15 inches high to their shoulder and weighs in the region of 18-30 pounds. They require minimal grooming and their coats are often tri- colour, consisting of black-white and tan and red and white.
The Labradoodle was originally bred to be used as a service dog that had the gentle temperament of the Labrador and low shedding coat of a Poodle. Thus creating a perfectly well rounded, hypoallergenic dog.
This breed of dog is lovely natured, intelligent and loving. They make an excellent addition to a family of children and also great therapy dogs.
They normally stand at approx 21-24 inches high and weigh in the region of 50-65 pounds. They have a gorgeous soft coat with ringlets which hardly sheds making them a perfect breed for those with allergy issues.
The Whippet represents a smaller version of the Greyhound and can reach fast speeds of up to 35 miles per hour when running in short bursts.
They need daily exercise whilst in a secure environment as this type of dog breed can easily become bored and destructive.
The Whippet measures 19-22 inches and typically weigh 25-30 pounds. Their short coat can actually be any colour. They require very little grooming and are adorable as a companion.
This breed is very bright and has a real distinctive appearance. They're extremely courageous and love lots of exercises.
The Miniature Bull Terrier stands at 10-14 inches and weighs normally between 25-35 pounds. They have a short coat which is very easy to maintain. This dog breed comes in a variety of colours. One important factor regarding grooming is the daily cleaning of their ears. This is very important to help prevent ear infections.
This dog breed is also known as the British Bulldog. Despite its sturdy exterior, this dog breed is extremely gentle. They're great with children and are not ever vicious or aggressive. They make great guard dogs but can be stubborn.
They require lots of training and socialization from a young age as their prone to having behavioural problems otherwise.
The English Bull dog has a rather large jaw and wrinkly face. Their broad chest and wide shoulders give them their compact, sturdy posture. They have beautifully soft skin and come in a variety of colours.