Medium breeds of dogs are the most numerous group, in which there are more than 200 breeds. The most popular medium-sized dogs are spaniels, basenji, English bulldogs, bull terriers, chow-chow, huskies, mittelschnauzers.
The appearance of medium dogs
To medium breeds of dogs carry animals of a certain ratio in size and weight. On average, these are animals, whose weight ranges from 12.7 to 25 kg. And the height at the withers reaches 40-57 cm. As a rule, these are dogs with a strong constitution with good proportions. They are short-haired and long-haired, of very different colors.
These are the most popular breeds of dogs because they are the most versatile. On the one hand it is a small companion, convenient in content. On the other hand, a rather dangerous animal in case of danger. At least, it can frighten a thief or too curious stranger.
If the dog was asked by a child, then it is better to choose a representative of the middle breed. They will actively play with the children. In addition, they are stronger than too tender small breeds, which often suffer from childish awkwardness. At the same time, unlike representatives of large breeds, the child will better keep the "middle peasants" on a leash.
List of medium breeds of dogs from A to Z
See the alphabetical list of names of medium breeds of dogs:
Characteristics of medium-sized dogs
Most often, such breeds are kept in the apartment, although many of them easily adapt to enclosures and booths. They do not occupy much space.
These are very active representatives of the canine world and they need to walk a lot, it is also desirable to go in for sports. They gladly take part in games, become excellent sportsmen, hunters.
Often they require constant attention from the owner, seriously experiencing separation. True, almost all representatives of middle breeds become family dogs, "inscribing" all their family members into their flock.
You can choose not molting breed, for example, pinscher or core terrier.
Meals of medium-sized breeds should correspond to their active lifestyle, that is, be quite high in calories. In the diet, you need enough vitamins, nutrients and minerals. Often breeders advise to feed such dogs with dry food, specially made for animals with increased activity.
Medium Dog Health
Such breeds live noticeably longer than large representatives of the canine species. Approximately 3 to 8 years. This is made possible by the excellent endurance of the cardiovascular system of average dogs. In addition, they are noticeably lighter and their joints do not wear out as giants with age. And unlike small breeds, the average is much less likely to be traumatized in the house.
Dimensions of the dog dictate and its speed of development. Thus, medium breeds develop faster than large breeds, and at the age of 18 months the dog is considered an adult, which affects its mode and feed.