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Medium Size Dog Breeds  3

Dog Breeds on this Medium Size Dog Breeds 3 page are all between 22 and 45 pounds in weight, with varying heights. They are all bigger than the toy breeds or miniature breeds, but not quite as big as a true "large" dog.

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Medium Size Dog Breeds 3

New Guinea Singing Dog

Medium Size Dog Breeds 3New Guinea Singing Dog

Height: 14 to 18 inches

Weight:  17 to 30 pounds
Activity Level:  Moderate

This small to medium size dog does not bark, but yowls and yelps and howls. A semi-wild breed, not recommended for families, although they can make excellent companions if well domesticated.


Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever

Medium Size Dog Breeds 3Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever

Intelligent, Outgoing, Playful
AKC, ANKC, CKC, FCI, KC, NZKC, UKC
Height: 18 to 21 inches
Weight: 37 to 51 pounds
Activity Level:  High

An unusual breed that helps its hunter/owner by luring (or "tolling") ducks on water closer to the shore by imitating a fox, into range of the guns. Then this dog will jump in and swim strongly to retrieve the game bird.


Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Alert, Devoted, Bold
AKC, ANKC, CKC, FCI, KC, NZKC, UKC
Height: 10 to 12 inches
Weight: 25 to 30 pounds
Activity Level:  Moderate

A favorite of Queen Elizabeth II, this ancient breed is a well-built but agile breed. Originally bred to help move cattle, they are independent and brave, earning them the description of "a big dog in a small packet".

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Peruvian Inca Orchid

Medium Size Dog Breeds 3Peruvian Inca Orchid

AKC, FCI, UKC
Height: 17 to 23 inches
Weight: 30 to 50 pounds
Activity Level:  High

An elegant and quick sight hound from Peru, that comes in various sizes from 12 inches to 26 inches height. They can also be hairless or have a normal coat. Wary of strangers, they make good watch dogs, but are not suitable for families with small children.


Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen

Medium Size Dog Breeds 3Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen

Inquisitive, Happy, Busy
AKC, ANKC, CKC, FCI, KC, NZKC, UKC
Height: 13 to 15 inches
Weight: 25 to 40 inches
Activity Level:  High


Small French hunting dog, originally bred to catch rabbits by scent. They are alert, bustling and lively!



Polish Lowland Sheepdog

Medium Size Dog Breeds 3Polish Lowland Sheepdog

Popular in Poland
Weight:  31-35 lb. (14-16 kg)
Height:  16-20 in. (41-51 cm)
Activity Level:  High

A medium-size dog with a shaggy coat, developed for herding sheep in Poland. As sheepdogs they may be defensive and territorial, but they do well with children they know, and make good family pets.


Portuguese Water Dog

Adaptable, Spirited, calm

AKC, ANKC, CKC, FCI, KC, NZKC, UKC
Height: 15 to 23 inches
Weight: 35 to 60 pounds
Activity Level:  High

A dog breed at home in and around water, they were bred by fishermen to help them retrieve tackle, help pull nets, and even rescue fishermen who may have got into difficulties. They are low-shedding dogs.

Read more about the Portuguese Water Dog

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Puli

Medium Size Dog Breeds 3Puli

Lively, stubborn, busy
AKC, ANKC, CKC, FCI, KC, NZKC, UKC
Height: 15 to 18 inches
Weight: 30 pounds
Activity Level:  High

Small to medium size herding dogs, they are full of energy. If left alone, their coat will naturally fall into dreadlocks. They will try to herd anything they can, even small children.


Pumi

Medium Size Dog Breeds 3Pumi


AKC, FCI, ANKC, NZKC, UKC
Height: 13.5 to 17.5
Weight: 18 to 30 pounds
Activity Level:  High

A medium size dog breed originally from Hungary. This is a more recent variant of the Puli, also used for sheep herding through narrow lanes.


Saluki

Graceful, Sensitive, Affectionate
AKC, ANKC, CKC, FCI, KC, NZKC, UKC
Height: 23 to 28 inches
Weight: 45 pounds
Activity Level:  Moderate

Probably the oldest breed of dog in the world, and also maybe the fastest too. The Saluki is a sight hound, and retains that innate desire to chase anything that's moving.

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Shar Pei (Chinese Shar Pei)

One Wrinklely Dog
AKC, ANKC, CKC, FCI, KC, NZKC, UKC
Weight:  35-44 lb. (16-20 kg.)
Height:  18-20 in. (46-51 cm)
Activity Level:  Low to Average

The Shar Pei is a breed that everybody recognizes, due to that wrinkled coat! They are muscular medium size dogs that are suspicious of strangers, and they make good guardians. An ancient breed from Southern China.

Read more about the Chinese Shar Pei

Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

Affectionate, Good-natured, Friendly

AKC, ANKC, CKC, FCI, KC, NZKC, UKC
Height: 17 to 19 pounds
Weight: 30-40 pounds
Activity Level:  High

Originating in Ireland, they are well tolerated by people with allergies. They were bred as multi-purpose farm dogs, to keep rats down, guard the chickens, help with herding, and then to be a friendly and affectionate companion after sunset.

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Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Stubborn, Fearless, Affectionate
AKC, ANKC, CKC, FCI, KC, NZKC, UKC
Height: 14 to 16 inches
Weight: 24 to 38 inches
Activity Level:  Moderate to High

The Staffordshire Bull Terrier is sometimes misunderstood due to its fighting role in the past. They are still muscular and powerful dogs, but have become domesticated and are generally good with children, making them good family pets.

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Standard Mexican Hairless

Medium Size Dog Breeds 3Standard Mexican Hairless (Xoloitzcuintli)

(Xoloitzcuintli)
Affectionate, Stubborn, Alert
Weight:  20-30 lb. (9-13.5 kg.)
Height:  16-22 in.  (41-57 cm)
Activity Level:  Average

This breed comes in 3 sizes, and can be hairless or with a normal coat. They are an ancient breed of the Aztecs.


Standard Schnauzer

Medium Size Dog Breeds 3Standard Schnauzer

AKC, ANKC, CKC, FCI, KC, NZKC, UKC

Height 17 to 20 inches
Weight:  30 to 50 pounds
Activity Level:  High

A German breed of farm dog, weighing up to 45lbs. The Schnauzer also comes in "miniature" and "giant" sizes. They are friendly companions but also good watch dogs. Relatively easy to train, they make good family pets.


Sussex Spaniel

 AKC, ANKC, CKC, FCI, KC, NZKC, UKC
Height:13 to 15 inches   
Weight: 35 to 45 pounds
Activity Level:  Moderate

The Sussex Spaniel comes from the English county of Sussex in Southern England. They are muscular and low to the ground, allowing them to punch through thick undergrowth and over heavy, wet ground when searching for birds.

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Swedish Vallhund

Medium Size Dog Breeds 3Swedish Vallhund

Clever, Fearless, Affectionate
AKC, FCI, UKC, KC, NZKC
Height:  12 to 14 inches
Weight: 25 to 35 pounds
Activity Level:  Moderate

Bred in Sweden as tough cattle herders, and similar in shape and size to Corgis. They shed their undercoat twice a year, and it's a LOT of hair that comes off!

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Tibetan Terrier

Medium Size Dog Breeds 3Tibetan Terrier

Sensitive, Amiable, Gentle-

(AKC. ANKC, CKC, FCI, KC (UK), NZKC, UKC)
Height: 14 to 17 inches
Weight: 18 to 30 pounds
Activity Level:  Low to Moderate

Originally a watchdog and a companion dog in Buddhist monasteries in Tibet. They are actually NOT terriers in the usual sense, hut they were sometimes used in herding and guarding flocks of sheep.


Welsh Springer Spaniel

Affectionate,  Faithful, Adaptable
(AKC. ANKC, CKC, FCI, KC (UK), NZKC, UKC)
Height: 17 to 19 inches
Weight: 35 to 50 pounds
Activity Level:  High

An energetic spaniel that falls in size between the Cocker spaniel (which is smaller) and the English Springer spaniel (which is bigger).

Click here to read an interview with Jenson the Welsh Springer Spaniel's owner and find out more about this breed.


Whippet

Fast, Friendly, Quiet-
(AKC. ANKC, CKC, FCI, KC (UK), NZKC, UKC)
Height: 18 to 22 inches
Weight: 20 to 28 pounds
Activity Level:  Moderate

Sometimes called "the world's fastest couch potato", The whippet will curl up into an amazingly small and snug ball to sleep the afternoon away, yet take off with speed and grace when taken out to open spaces. They are good family dogs, and do not shed much.

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Kennel Club Abbreviations

AKC:  American Kennel Club

ANKC:  Australian National Kennel Council

CKC:  Canadian Kennel Club

FCI:  Fédération Cynologique Internationale

KC (UK) The Kennel Club

NZKC:  New Zealand Kennel Club

UKC:  United Kennel Club


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