Afghan Hound  

Afghan Hound

The Afghan Hound is a medium-large dog breed that weighs between 55 and 70 pounds. Known for its aristocratic bearing, the Afghan Hound is tall, willowy, with an elongated head and a silky topknot. Its convex muzzle gives it an appearance of a “Roman nose,” complemented by delicate almond shaped eyes. Its legs are long and straight. It has a silky coat, with its face and ears in a deeper shade, and a curled tail. This majestic appearance has given it the title “a king of dogs”. The Afghan Hound is also considered to be one of the oldest known breeds.

 

Airedale Terrier  

Airedale Terrier

The Airedale is a medium-large dog breed that weighs between 55 and 65 pounds. It is the largest in the terrier family, giving it the nickname “The King of Terriers.” It has a flat and elongated head, a deep chest, and very straight front legs. It has a rough, wiry coat that resists dampness (a must for the rainy weather of the Valley of Aire, England, where it was originally bred and from which it gets its name). This is lined by a softer undercoat. The fur is usually tan with dark griddle saddle markings. Ears fold forward, the short tail, which it holds gaily but never curls over the back, is often docked.

 

American Foxhound  

American Foxhound

The American foxhound is a medium-large hound that weighs between 60 and 75 pounds. It was developed to be lighter, faster, and taller than its English equivalent, and it is also known to have a stronger sense of smell. It has long and straight front legs, a long, large head with broad, hanging ears, hazel or brown eyes, and an upward-curving tail. The breed is known to have bounding ability, great endurance and speed, as well as eagerness to pursue quarry as part of a pack. The breed can be further divided into show hounds, pack hounds, and field trial hounds.

 

American Staffordshire Terrier  

American Staffordshire Terrier

The American Staffordshire terrier (also called AmStaff) is a medium-large dog breed weighing between 55 and 70 pounds. It was a well-known fighting dog back in the 1800s, developed by crossing the bulldog with several types of terriers. The development of this type of fighter dog began in England, where it was known as the Staffordshire Bullterrier. After it was brought to America, where it was enhanced to have a stronger head and sturdier build, the result of further modification was established as a separate breed from the English counterpart.

 

appenzeller sennenhunde  

Appenzeller Sennenhunde

The Appenzeller Sennenhunde is medium-large dog that weighs anywhere between 55 and 75 pounds. It is one of the four Swiss mountain dog breeds and is considered rare and threatened by extinction. It got its name from the Appenzell region which was its original breeding territory and Sennenhunde which means the dog of the Alpine dairymen. It has a compact and muscular body with a back that is moderately long and straight and a deep broad chest that reaches to the elbow.

 

Groenendael  

Belgian Sheepdog

The Belgian Sheepdog is a medium-large dog breed weighing between 60 and 75 pounds. The breed commonly known as the Belgian Sheepdog was also given the name Groenendael to differentiate it from the other three Belgian sheepdog varieties, namely the Malinois, the Tervuren, and the Laekenois. The Groenendael looks much like the others, with its proud appearance, muscular built, even proportions, slightly pointy muzzle, tight lips, an even or scissors type bite, triangle-shaped ears, and a fluffy tail.

 

Belgian Tervuren  

Belgian Tervuren

The Belgian Tervuren is a medium-large dog breed weighing between 60 and 75 pounds. It was named after a village in Belgium where it was originally developed. It was one of four types that were once collectively known as the Belgian sheepdog breed. The other three are the Groenendael (the one that is now widely referred to as the Belgian sheepdog), the Malinois, and the Laekenois. The Belgian Tervuren is evenly proportioned, with a moderately brawny built and smooth gait. It has small dim eyes, a somewhat pointy muzzle, an even or scissors bite, and upright triangular ears.

 

Bergamasco  

Bergamasco

The Bergamasco is a medium-large dog breed weighing anywhere between 60 and 80 pounds. It has a solid, square-bodied, medium-sized dog with a thick distinctive coat that is one of its trademarks, designed to protect it from all kinds of weather and attacks from other animals. Its coat has three different types of hair that forms flocks, easily marking the breed. The coat also drapes over its eyes, which is protected from the sun's rays. In spite of its heavy coat appearance, the Bergamasco is a highly energetic and agile dog.

 

Black and Tan coonhound  

Black and Tan Coonhound

The Black and Tan Coonhound is a medium-large dog that typically weighs between 60 and 75 pounds. It is a solidly American dog, a powerful and large dog that is accustomed to work and activity. With clean, classic distinctive lines and a well-proportioned body, the Black and Tan coonhound gives off the impression of a dog of great speed and agility. It is easily recognizable due to its black and tan colors and its coat is short, rough, and dense.

 

Bluetick coonhound  

Bluetick Coonhound

The Bluetick coonhound has a wide range of weights, but most fall between 55 and 75 pounds. It belongs to the same bloodline as the Black and Tan coonhound and has some physical characteristics in common. Its coat is rough, short, and dense and is unique in the sense that it is a tricolor coat with blue mottling. The Bluetick coonhound has a heavily-muscled, deep-chested body with strong legs and well-arched feet and has long ears. It also has exceptional eyesight during the nighttime, which allows it to hunt better.

 

Boxer  

Boxer

The Boxer is a medium-sized, square built dog of good substance and normally weighing between 55 and 75 pounds. As a “people dog”, the Boxer is a playful and fun-loving, and one of the delightful qualities that sets the Boxer apart is the unique mobility of his expressive face. The skin furrowing of the forehead, the dark, "soulful" eyes, and at times almost human attempts to "converse," make his replacement by another breed difficult for one who has owned a Boxer. He mimics the mood of his master and can spend hours quietly lying at his feet. Boxers particularly love children.

 

Bracco Italiano  

Bracco Italiano

The Bracco Italiano has a wide range of weights anywhere from 50 to 85 pounds. It is a breed of noble appearance, a powerful and well-shaped hunting dog with a short, dense coat. It has a head that is shaped distinctively and jowls that put into mind the basset and the bloodhound. Its deep chest and well-muscled legs gives a hint to its strength and agility and its overall body appearance gives off a square shape. The Bracco Italiano is a great dual-purpose family and working dog.

 

Catahoula Leopard  

Catahoula Leopard

The Catahoula Leopard weighs anywhere from 50 to 85 pounds depending on the sex. It is an ultimate working dog, full of tireless stamina and energy that defines their breed. They are excellent at herding and hunting. With a solid, strong body, a deep chest, and muscled legs, the Catahoula Leopard dog gives off a highly capable aura. Its coat is single, short, and coarse with a merle pattern that typically complements its eye color as well.

 

Chesapeake Bay Retriever  

Chesapeake Bay Retriever

The Chesapeake Bay Retriever is a powerful, hearty dog with a distinctive, wavy coat. It weighs anywhere from 55 to 80 pounds. It has a wide head and strong limbs with hind legs that are just higher than its shoulders. It has a deep chest and webbed feet. The coat is short and is usually brown-colored or reddish yellow. The Chesapeake Bay Retriever needs plenty of time outside and is not properly kept as an indoor only dog.

 

Chinook  

Chinook

The Chinook is a medium-sized dog that weighs between 50 and 75 pounds. Named after the Inuit word for “warm winter winds” the Chinook is a strong, hardy and swift dog that is capable of hauling heavy loads across a frozen tundra. This dog is characterized by having a broad skull and a tapered muzzle. The eyes are brown and almond-shaped. When he is alert, his saber tail is formed in a distinctive sickle curve. When joined in competition, the Chinook is presented in all its natural glory, hair should not be trimmed (not even the whiskers).

 

Clumber Spaniel  

Clumber Spaniel

The Clumber Spaniel is a medium-large dog that weighs between 65 and 80 pounds. It is a well-balanced and strongly-boned for its massive size. It was originally bred by the French nobility for doing field work. It is a gentle, loving and loyal dog. Its head is square and its chest is wide and deep. The eyes are dark and deep-set and the ears are large. The coat of the Clumber Spaniel is silky, straight, and thick and comes in a white color with orange/lemon markings.

 

English Setter  

English Setter

The English Setter is a friendly and good natured breed. It is a medium-large breed that weighs anywhere between 45 and 80 pounds. They are gentle and affectionate. However, they can also be strong-willed and irresponsibly playful. They are people-oriented dogs who are full of energy. English Setters are fit for families who have plenty of time to give them attention and engage in various activities with them. English Setters will also be suitable for hunters since they are well-accustomed hunting dogs.

 

Flat-Coated Retriever  

Flat-Coated Retriever

The Flat-Coated Retriever is a medium-large dog breed that weighs between 60 and 70 pounds. It is a great family dog, with its consistently upbeat and happy disposition. This breed is very sweet and friendly, never failing to shower everyone around it with love and affection. The Flat-Coated Retriever is very transparent in terms of emotions, its excitement conveyed by the playful wagging of its tail. This dog loves to play and retrieve and loves being showered with attention.

 

German Shorthaired Pointer  

German Shorthaired Pointer

The German Shorthaired Pointer is a medium-large dog that weighs between 50 and 70 pounds. It is very cheerful and sociable dog that loves the owner and its family immensely, so much so that it hates being away from them for long periods of time. It loves children and is very energetic, making it an ideal family dog. However, since it is a hunting dog by nature, it can be quite reserved and aggressive, especially towards strangers. Male Pointers also tend to be more dominant than the females.

 

German Wirehaired Pointer  

German Wirehaired Pointer

The German Wirehaired Pointeris a medium-large dog that weighs between 60 and 70 pounds. It can be characterized as a working dog, as it loves to perform duties for its owner. The breed is an ideal watch dog, with its physical strength and energetic nature. It is very active and intelligent but can sometimes tend to be jealous when not given ample attention. The German Wirehaired Pointer is also generally friendly, even with other non-canine animals, but can be quite aloof, especially towards strangers.

 

Golden Retrievers  

Golden Retrievers

Golden Retrievers typically weigh between 55 and 75 pounds. They are one of the most common family dogs due to the ease of handling them, their exceptional tolerance and the fact that it does not require very much from its owners. It possesses a pleasing personality which allows it to get along well with people and other dogs. It can be quite active and fun-loving but exhibits outmost patience when required to do so. Known for being an intelligent and affectionate breed, the Golden Retriever displays a natural flair for humor and nurturing which makes them great pets for young children.

 

Gordon Setter  

Gordon Setters

Gordon Setters usually weighs between 60 and 75 pounds though some are lighter and some heavier. They are highly intelligent dogs, quick to learn and spot an advantage. They are alert, pleasant and exhibits exceeding loyalty to its masters. Their protective instinct towards young children is also evident especially when they are exposed to children at a young age. They “talk” through the various tones they use to express themselves. Heavy handed style obedience is not for this breed but is able to stand the signs of training.

 

Irish Red and White Setters  

Irish Red and White Setters

Irish Red and White Setters are medium-large breeds with weights between 50 and 70 pounds. They are energetic, intelligent and affectionate. Some may be difficult to train and are quick to pick up bad habits, thus, these dogs must be trained at an early age. They are, however, good with children and get along well with other household pets. Irish Red and White Setters are quick dogs and have a heightened sense of smell. This hardy canine can withstand any terrain and any kind of climate.

 

Irish Setters  

Irish Setters

Irish Setters are a medium-large size dog breed with weights between 55 and 75 pounds. They are responsive yet sensitive. They get along well with other animals, excellent with children and have no guarding instincts. Most of them are reserved though some can be high-strung and giddy. They are very lovable and impulsive. Irish Setters have excellent sense of smell, are extremely swift, and hardy over any terrain and in any climate.

 

Labrador Retriever  

Labrador Retriever

The Labrador Retriever is a medium-large breed that weighs between 55 and 75 pounds. True to its name, the Labrador Retriever loves to hold items in its mouth. Although equipped with an athletic physique and requires an active lifestyle, this dog can also be laid-back. It is the perfect pet, aside from being easy to housebreak and train, the Lab is affectionate, loyal, patient and gentle to its humans even to kids. It is also high-spirited and playful. It loves to swim and enjoy other bonding activities with its human family since it craves to be with them always. It gets along well with other pets, a sign of its friendly and confident nature. Once trained, it is highly reliable as a housepet and working dog.

 

Poodle  

The Standard Poodle

The Standard Poodle is a medium-large dog breed weighing between 50 and 70 pounds. The Poodle is a highly intelligent and very trainable breed. They tend to be friendly towards children and strangers, though the smaller varieties tend to be livelier than the standard. Poodles are also the most famous hypoallergenic breed and for this reason get crossed with many other breeds to make the so called designer breeds.

 

Redbone Coonhound  

Redbone Coonhound

The Redbone Coonhound is a medium-large sized dog breed that weighs between 50 and 70 pounds. It delights in hunting and treeing activities. Highly active, it is alert, fast, and agile in all types of weather and environments. As a pet, it is affectionate and loyal, satisfied at being with their human family even by just sitting around with them. It is very friendly with children. The coonhound pup is very energetic and must have plenty of activities; otherwise, it may become destructive out of boredom and make lots of chewing and baying. This breed though is a loud dog.

 

Thai Ridgeback  

Thai Ridgeback

The Thai Ridgeback is a medium-large dog that weighs between 50 and 75 pounds. This dog requires a dominant owner. They are difficult to train so it is important that the owner understands this particular breed. A poorly raised Thai Ridgeback can be fiercely aggressive and capable of attack at the slightest provocation. Until recently, this breed was relatively unknown except in Eastern Thailand.

 

Weimaraner  

Weimaraner

The Weimaraner is a medium-large dog weighing between 55 and 75 pounds.Its unique personality coupled with its fierce loyalty to humans is largely responsible for its appeal. It is dependent on human companionship and thrives best when included in family activities. It responds well to loving and soft treatment and deteriorates under harsh discipline. Early experienced training is recommended although repetitive training is not advisable as it easily gets bored. Safety risk to children is primarily due to its being highly energetic and not to any trace of viciousness.

 

 

 

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