english coonhound  

American English Coonhound

The American English Coonhound is a breed of dog that can be compared to a well-conditioned athlete. Its head is broad with a very slightly domed skull. Its ears hang rather low, reaching nearly at the end of the nose when drawn out and an expression that can be best described as kind and houndy. The coat is a medium length, hard, protective hair with a deep chest, strong back and broad loin without any exaggerated parts. It moves effortlessly with its head carried up and alert, a true picture of great endurance, strength and vigor.

 

Australian Shepherd  

Australian Shepherd

The Australian Shepherd was so named as it made its way to the US through Australia, though it is originally from a breed of European dogs that served as companion to Basque shepherds exporting Merino sheep. It is believed that this breed was crossbred with the Collie, thus beginning the development of the Australian shepherd. This breed is quick, agile, muscular, and thus capable of carrying out a full day’s work, even if it means keeping up with boisterous sheep. It has a weatherproof double coat, with a straight or wavy outer coat of moderate length.

 

azawakh  

Azawakh

A sighthound, the Azawakh is known to be an elegant-looking dog, long, lean, and rangy, giving the impression of great ability and nobility. The Azawakh is high-stationed, meaning that he is taller than he is long, with a figure suited toward swiftness and agility when running. The Azawakh has a long, graceful neck and holds its tail high with pride when excited; their coat is smooth and short, with colors ranging from browns, mauves, sables, blacks, blues, and grays.

 

Basset Hound  

Basset Hound

The Basset Hound is easily recognizable with its loose, folding skin, elongated ears, cheerless brown eyes, prominent dewlap, and shortened, crooked legs. It has a long body, a big muzzle, and a dense coat that shields it from thorny shrubs. It is a direct descendant of the Bloodhound, which explains the facial resemblance between the two breeds. The Basset hound first gained popularity when it was entered as participant in a dog show in Paris in the 1860s.

 

Bearded Collie  

Bearded Collie

The Bearded Collie or Beardie is shaggy-coated all over, and even has hair under its chin, which explains the name. It has a short muzzle, a broad skull, and large teeth. It carries its long tail down low and wags it high when its excited. This breed developed from the Polish Lowland Sheepdog. Some lines of this breed are known for their coat that fades in the first year from birth then turns back to the color that’s almost as dark as the color they’re born with.

 

Belgian Laekenois  

Belgian Laekenois

The Belgian Laekenois is a medium sized dog that weighs between 50 and 65 pounds. The rarest of the four Belgian Shepherd dogs, the Belgian Laekenois is a sturdy, well-proportioned medium-sized dog with a rough wire coat that easily distinguishes it. This breed was actually used as army dogs in the World Wars. The ears of the Belgian Laekenois are small, triangular, and set high on the head. The eyes are brown, average in size and slightly almond-shaped while the muzzle is of equal length to the topskull and somewhat pointed. The nose is black and the tail is very long.

 

Belgian Malinois  

Belgian Malinois

The Belgian Malinois is a medium sized dog breed weighing between 50 and 65 pounds. The Belgian Malinois was once considered a part of the Belgian Sheepdog breed, until it was recognized as a separate type in America in 1959. It was named after Malines, Belgium, where it was developed. The most obvious difference between the four Belgian sheepdog breeds is their coat type and standard colors. The Belgian Malinois’s height is often evenly proportioned to its length, and it is known to carry itself quite proudly, with its high head, muscular built, and flowing gait. It has little dim eyes, upright ears, a narrow muzzle, and an even or scissors bite.

 

Bull Terrier  

Bull Terrier

A typical Bull Terrier is active, interesting, playful and clownish. It is this character that is probably the outstanding feature which draws prospective owners to the breed. Known for his sense of humor, the Bull Terrier is an outgoing dog with a dominant nature and needs firm handling by his owner. A tenacious fighter, the Bull Terrier is most often dog-aggressive and has a high prey drive towards small animals such as cats. Bull Terriers become very attached to their owners and their families.

 

Bull Dog  

Bulldog

Known as the national symbol of Great Britain, the Bulldog is a medium sized dog with a smooth coat, heavy, thick-set, low-swung body, massive short-faced head, wide shoulders and sturdy limbs. The Bulldog is an ideal pet as he loves to be in the company of his family, adores children and makes an excellent companion to them because of his gentle, sometimes stubborn nature. He was originally a fighting dog, but now he's about as easygoing as a dog can be.

 

Chinese Shar-pei  

Chinese Shar-pei

The Chinese Shar-pei is automatically noticed for its loose, droopy, and wrinkly skin and corresponding stern, mournful expression. They are an intelligent, alert breed that was originally bred for fighting but now serves as an excellent family dog. They have a wide “hippo” face and legs that are stubby and short. The Chinese Shar-pei has three coat varieties, the horse coat, the brush coat, and the rare bear coat (this is not recognized by the American Kennel Club). Coat colors range from solids to sables.

 

Chow chow  

Chow Chow

The Chow Chow is a solid, medium-sized dog that is known for its blue tongue and its nearly straight back legs, which makes their gait rather crooked. They are breed with lower than average energy, but a fairly strong will. They typically pick out a single master and can be known to be reserved around other family members. The head is wide and the ears small, and the body is deep. The ruff behind its head makes it look like a small lion. Their coat is dense and abundant and can either be smooth or rough, depending on the variety. Colors range from cream to red, black, and blue.

 

Collie  

Collie

The Collie is a medium-size dog breed weighing between 50 and 70 pounds. It has a lean head and a chiseled face and the muzzle is smooth and well-rounded. The ears are upright and the eyes are dark (with the exception of blue merles). The body is longer than it is tall and is lean and muscular and the chest is strong. The color of the Collie’s coat ranges from sable, white, black, and tri-color. Collie's are well known for their intelligence and strong herding abilities.

 

dalmation  

Dalmatian

The Dalmation is a medium-sized dog that weighs between 45 and 60 pounds. Dalmatians were originally bred to run alongside horse-drawn carriages in the olden times. They have a high energy level, and a high stamina level as well. They make for perfect best friends for man, as they are highly loyal, sensitive, and very playful. Dalmatians need constant attention and care, as they tend to get depressed when no one is around to shower them with affection. .

 

English Springer Spaniel  

English Springer Spaniel

The English Springer Spaniel is a medium sized dog weighing between 40 and 55 pounds. Most English Springer Spaniels are gently and sociable. They are not ill-tempered. This breed is suitable for kids. They are willing, obedient and clever. Aside from those traits they are energetic, playful and quick learners. English Springer Spaniels are brave and cheerful. They are loving and good natured. They prefer being around people.

 

Entlebucher Mountain Dog  

Entlebucher Mountain Dog

The Entlebucher Mountain Dog is a medium-sized dog that weighs between 45 and and 65 pounds. It is very devoted and loyal dog. It is independent and self-confident yet the dog can be very attached and affectionate to its masters. It is not uncommon to see an Entlebucher Mountain Dog happily strolling alongside its master. The normally rambunctious and playful Entlebucher Mountain Dog, if trained properly, can be quite good with children. If you want a guard dog or an alert dog, the Entlebucher Mountain Dog can fit the bill as this dog is quite territorial and is generally suspicious of strangers.

 

Field Spaniel  

Field Spaniel

Field Spaniels is a medium-sized dog that weigh anywhere from 35 to 50 pounds. They are highly independent, mild, loving and sweet. They are also clever and frolicsome. They are very active and energetic. With enough exercise, they are ideal family dogs. They are popular for their obedience. It is advisable to make sure that this breed is well socialized during the early years so as to avoid extreme shyness. The Field Spaniel loves everyone and they are significantly friendly to children.

 

Finnish Lapphund  

Finnish Lapphund

The Finnish Lapphund is a medium sized dog breed weighing somewhere between 40 and 50 pounds. They are considered one of the most intelligent dog breeds around. Not only are the Lapphunds quick learners and easy to train, they also think before they act. Finnish Lapphunds are very cooperative despite being naturally independent. They are protective of their owners and, being a herding animal, tend to look at their owners as a flock that needs to be tended.

 

Grand Basset Griffon Vendéen  

Grand Basset Griffon Vendéen

The Grand Basset Griffon Vendéen is a medium sized dog weighing between 40 and 50 pounds. It is very independent and energetic dog. The breed, however, is not known for being obedient. Constant training and socialization is needed, most especially when the dog reaches adolescence. Despite these character flaws, the GBGV is a joy to be with. These active dogs are good with children, other dogs and strangers, and are very willing to please.

 

Harrier  

Harrier

Harriers are a medium sized dog that weighs right around 45-60 pounds. They are outgoing and friendly and are able to work closely with other hounds. However, supervision is required if put together with non-canine pets unless they were raised together from puppy hood. It likes life in a pack with people or dogs but shows more preference for the latter. They can be quite independent, willful and stubborn at times. They display great determination while tracking and cannot be easily swayed from their purpose.

 

Ibizan Hounds  

Ibizan Hounds

Ibizan Hounds are a medium sized breed which weigh between 40 and 55 pounds. They are clean, quiet, polite, and playful. They are sometimes called “Beezers” by those who fancy them. This breed is a gentle, sensible, and sensitive bunch that are good with children. They are protective and will hold back watchfully with strangers. However, once they decide the stranger means no harm, they will calm down fast.

 

Irish Water Spaniels  

Irish Water Spaniels

Irish Water Spaniels are a medium size breed of dog that weighs anywhere from 45 to 65 pounds. They are usually quiet dogs that are reserved and protective especially around strangers. They get along okay with other pets as long as they are introduced at an early age. This breed is very intelligent, easy to train, and possess a great desire to please. Irish Water Spaniels are stubborn, independent, eager, bold, confident and capable of learning a great deal.

 

Keeshond  

Keeshond

The Keeshond is a medium sized breed which will ususally weigh between 50 and 60 pounds. This handsome breed is a family favorite, being an out-going companion and great with kids. It is lively, alert, and intelligent. As s household member, it is affectionate, friendly, and on the go for family affairs. With other pets, it is tolerable or timid (if not socialized as a pup). Its common trait is spinning in circles, which it does when delighted. In fact, this breed can be trained to perform. Aside from these, the Keeshond is also a great watchdog, for it is generous in giving warning barks.

 

Norwegian Elkhound  

Norwegian Elkhound

The Norwegian Elkhound is a medium breed of dog that weighs between 45 and 55 pounds. It is bold and energetic, an effective guardian yet normally friendly, with great dignity and independence of character. An Elkhound can be protective, even possessive, of his human family and his property making him a commendable watch dog. His bear-like look, deep resounding bark, and large white teeth can discourage most unwanted visitors.

 

Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever  

Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever

The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever is medium sized dog weighing between 35 and 50 pounds. It is highly intelligent, alert, outgoing, and ready for action. He is gentle with children and is affectionate and loving with family members. With strangers, adult Tollers generally are somewhat leery at first, especially if the owner is distant. They will work well with a happy, gentle hand most times. However, when they feel the owner is outgoing and friendly with people, they too show a great deal of friendliness to people. There should be no sign of aggressiveness in a general situation with people or with other animals.

 

The Pharaoh Hound  

The Pharaoh Hound

The Pharaoh Hound is a medium breed that weighs between 45 and 55 pounds. This dog is a nice indoor companion, as it tends to keep calm when in the house. It is a generally well-behaved breed; it tends to be shy around strangers, but loves to be around children. Its timid nature may be lessened with proper socialization in the early years. Despite this characteristic, the Pharaoh hound is not to be left with such vulnerable pets as cats and rabbits, as the hunting instincts may still be dominant.

 

Plott  

The Plott

The Plott is a medium-sized dog breed that weighs between 40 and 60 pounds. As a hunter, the Plott is serious and always alert. It can detect a slight movement and sniff well. Its muscular built allows it to be highly active and agile. As a pet, the Plott maintains a happy disposition, which its nimble built expressly shows. To its humans, it is very loyal and eager to please. It even proves to be a great with children. Highly active, agile, alert, and brave.

 

Pointer  

The Pointer

The English Pointer is a medium-sized breed that weighs between 45 and 65 pounds. This breed tends to be calm at home and quite refined towards children, though may be too boisterous for smaller kids. Composed behavior should not be expected of this dog when outdoors, however, as hunting instincts are observed early on and may be impossible to prevent. Quite an independent breed, the Pointer is usually good around dogs and other pets. Some tend to be shy, thus early socialization is ideal.

 

Portuguese Podengo  

Portuguese Podengo (Grande)

The Grande Portuguese Podengos is a medium sized breed that weighs between 45 and 65 pounds. They are intelligent, lively dogs. They are also very brave and this makes them a good watch dog. Their sweet disposition make them excellent family companions. Though generally affectionate, some may fight with other dogs. The Portuguese Podengos are more affectionate to people than to other dogs.

 

Saluki  

The Saluki

The Saluki is a medium sized dog with a lot of weigh variance. Their weight ranges between 30 and 65 pounds. While the Saluki was originally a hunting dog, it possesses a gentle and even-tempered nature. However, it is rarely affectionate and can be loyal to one person only. It needs to be subjected to moderate obedience training, in order to balance its innate hunting instincts. Due to these characteristics, the Saluki’s instinct is to chase and kill non-canine animals. Thus, Saluki owners must refrain from having other pets.

 

Samoyed  

Samoyed

The Samoyed is a medium sized breed of dog that weighs anywhere from 35 and 60 pounds (females at the low end, males at the high end). Samoyeds are a very gentle and peaceful breed; too peaceful, in fact, that they’re not very reliable as watch dogs, although they let out a bark when a stranger approaches. While they are generally friendly with everyone, they tend to be very devoted to just one person. Samoyeds are also a very intelligent breed and responds favorably to firm and patient training. However, they have a reputation for being chewers and can become very destructive when left alone.

 

Siberian Husky  

Siberian Husky

The Siberian Husky is a medium breed weighing between 40 and 55 pounds. They are very strong-willed and intelligent breed. While they are highly trainable, they will only carry out a command once they see the point of the order. However, with proper and patient guidance, the Siberian Husky can be cheerful and genuinely affectionate toward the owner and his family. They always seek adventure and love to roam around and explore its surroundings, making them ideal jogging companions. This dog should not be left alone, though, as it gets bored easily and has the tendency to become destructive.

 

Sloughis  

Sloughis

Sloughis weigh anywhere from 40-60 pounds. They are very devoted to their family. They are not a noisy breed and they love children. These dogs are independent but they are not suited to someone who has little time. In the family though, they are affectionate and sweet – they love playing together and playing chase. Sloughis are also a very clean, manageable breed. They do not like to be dirty in any way. This breed also makes an excellent watchdog.

 

Stabyhouns  

Stabyhouns

Stabyhouns usually weigh between 40 and 55 pounds. As a pet, they are devoted, very intelligent, obedient, soft, and gentle. When training them, one has to be consistent. They have a nice temperament – friendly, tolerant and willing too please. In fact, one of their best characteristics is their amazing tolerance toward children and other animals that belong to the household. Stabyhouns are very sweet, affectionate, and love to cuddle.

 

Sussex Spaniel  

Sussex Spaniel

The Sussex Spaniel often weighs between 40 and 50 pounds. It is a sweet and devoted pet. It is steady, calm, and generally gets along with other dogs. However it can turn aggressive especially if it is not socialized at an early age. But it is usually polite to human strangers. Because it has a tendency to have a mind of its own, it should be given consistent training.

 

Treeing Walker Coonhound  

Treeing Walker Coonhound

The Treeing Walker Coonhound is a medium-sized dog that weighs between 50 and 65 pounds. Though merciless to its prey, the Treeing Walker Coonhound is surprisingly good with children and gets along well with other dogs. However, as it is always on the lookout for things to hunt, it can be high-strung. This dog is constantly energetic, fearless, and graceful. As a pet, this coonhound is incredibly affectionate, easy to please, intelligent and confident. Compatible to its hunting skills, this breed’s intellect makes it easy and fun to train for such skills and activities. Apart from hunting its favorites like raccoons, squirrels, and possums, this breed is also a reliable working dog as well as a watchdog.

 

Vizslas  

Vizslas

Vizslas are a medium sized dog weighing between 40 and 60 pounds. Having a name whose literal meaning is alert and responsive; Vizslas are true to their name. They make extraordinary family pets or hunting dogs as they are quite friendly, affectionate and loyal. Vizslas prefer to be treated as a member of the family and appreciate being close to their owners. Training a Vizsla is very easy due to its natural intelligence and eagerness to please. They do not respond well to severe discipline as they are quite sensitive by nature.

 

Wirehaired Pointing Griffon  

Wirehaired Pointing Griffon

The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is a medium sized dog breed that weighs between 40 and 60 pounds. It is quite people oriented making it a wonderful family pet. It is easy to train, clearly manifesting a quick and intelligent mind. It is also friendly, trustworthy and outgoing. Devotion to its owners and the willingness to please is evident in its actions.

 

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