If we talk about the size of domestic dogs, then representatives of all breeds are divided into three conditional groups: small, medium, and large. Medium sized dogs are considered to be weighing 12-25 kg with a height at the withers from 30 to 60 cm. Medium-sized dogs have undeniable advantages over pets of large and small breeds.
Medium sized dogs are healthier than large breeds and are less prone to injury than small dogs. Such an animal can be kept in an apartment. Taking care of medium sized pets is quite simple: the main thing is to take into account the type of coat and special needs (for example, the need for trimming and care of skin folds).
Medium sized dogs that are great for families
1 Labrador Retriever
Breed of dog whose origin is in Newfoundland, in present-day Canada. Of medium size, males reach 57-62 cm and 29-36 kg in weight, and females 55-60 cm and 25-32 kg. Character intelligent, agile, friendly, and outgoing.
It is a breed of molosser type dog whose origin is in Germany ( Deutscher Boxer ). Of medium size, the males reach about 60 cm in height at the withers and more than 30 kg and the females 56 cm in height and 25 kg. Character active, playful, intelligent, and protective.
3 Siberian Husky
Breed of dog whose origin is in the northeast of Siberia. Medium size, its appearance is very similar to the wolf. Alert and intelligent, sociable and intelligent character.
Pitbull Breed of dog whose origin is in Great Britain. Despite being classified as a Potentially Dangerous Dog, this breed was created to take care of the babies of the family, so it has a friendly nature, especially with children. Of medium size, males can weigh 16-27 kg and females 13-22 kg.
5 English bulldog
This breed of dog has its origin in Great Britain ( English Bulldog ). Medium-sized, short but robust and muscular, males reach 25 kg and females 22 kg in weight. Of the temperamental character, it is also an affectionate, bold, self-confident, courageous, and faithful dog.
6 Chow Chow
Chow chow Breed of dog whose origin is in North China. Of medium size, males reach 48-56 cm and 25-32 kg in weight, and females 46-51 cm in height and 20-27 kg in weight. Of a reserved, loyal, and somewhat independent character.
Breed of dog whose origin is found in the Samoyeds of northern Russia. Of medium size and white fur, males can weigh 20-33 kg and females 17-25 kg. Nicknamed “smiling dog” due to the characteristics of its muzzle, it is sociable, playful, alert, and lively.
8 Border Collie
A Border Collie breed of sheepdog whose origin is on the borders of Scotland and England, and was used for herding thanks to its intelligence, agility, which have also led it to be the king of agility tests. Of medium size, males reach 48-56 cm in height and 13-20 kg in weight, females 46-53 cm in height and 12-19 kg in weight.
It is a breed of dog whose origin is in the historic historical region of Dalmatia, located on the coast of the Adriatic Sea that belongs to Croatia. Its white skin with black spots is its greatest identifier, of medium size, the males reach 56-61 cm in height and 27-32 kg in weight, and the females about 54-59 cm in height and 24-29 kg. Outgoing and friendly, energetic, active and playful, sensitive and intelligent.
10 Basset hound
A breed of dog that is part of the hounds, its origin is in France where since the 19th century it was a specialist in hunting hares, foxes, and pheasants. Of medium size, it is a dog with a low withers height, a long body, short legs, and its characteristic long ears. Males reach 23-29 kg, and females 20-27 kg. Friendly, gentle, tenacious, and loving character.
11 Australian Shepherd
The Australian Shepherd is a breed of herding dog whose origin is found in the ranches of the western United States. Of medium size, males reach 51-58 cm in size and weight 25-32 kg, and females 45-54 cm in height and 16-25 kg in weight. He has a protective, active and intelligent character, as well as affectionate. It is often confused with the Border Collie, but they are completely different breeds, perhaps not so much physically but on a character level.
12 Australian Cattle Dog
The Australian Cattle Dog is a herding dog originally from Australia. Of medium size, males reach 46–51 cm in size and 15-16 kg, and females 43-48 cm and 14-16 kg. They are loyal, protective, courageous, obedient, energetic, and cautious.
13 Seltie or Shetland Shepherd
The Shetland Sheepdog is a breed of sheepdog that originates from the Shetland Islands. Medium in size, they usually weigh between 6 and 12 kg. Character loyal and playful, gentle, lively, active, intelligent, and affectionate.
14 Vizsla or Hungarian Pointer
The Vizsla or Hungarian Pointing Dog whose origin is in Hungary, where it was used as a hunting dog. Medium size and short hair, which can weigh between 22 and 30 kg .. Gentle and loyal character, energetic and affectionate.
Weimaraners are medium sized dogs with short gray hair, strong and slender in appearance, the males usually measure 61-68 cm and weigh 30-40 kg, and the females 62-67 cm and weigh 25-35 kg. Alert, energetic and fast dog.