Neither large nor small, but just medium-sized. The shoulder height of medium-sized dog breeds ranges from about 40 to 59 cm. Dogs of this size are therefore a great compromise between small and large dog breeds. Popular medium-sized dog breeds are Beagle, American Staffordshire Terrier, Australian Shepherd and many more.
Medium-sized dog breeds make great companions. They are the perfect leisure partner, as they enjoy every walk. But also every cuddle with their humans. Depending on the breed, they are perfect family dogs and also faithful companions for singles. They often accompany their humans through their entire daily lives.
If you plan to take your dog to restaurants or hotels, you need to prepare in advance. The best thing is to find out whether it is really allowed. In many cities, muzzles are already compulsory for all dog breeds. For example, in public transport, in public places and similar. Therefore it is absolutely advisable to inform yourself before planning a trip.
Many medium-sized dog breeds have a strong urge to move. Nevertheless, they also love mental activity. So for them there is a wide range of different dog sports available. Agility, flyball, recreational sports, obedience, dog dance, rescue dog work and much more are. The training work is fun for owner and dog. It strengthens their bond enormously and often leads to great successes.
Medium-sized dog breeds have a longer life expectancy than large dog breeds. However, it is not possible to say across the board whether they are healthier because of this. Medium-sized dogs often suffer from diseases such as hip dysplasia, slipped discs, obesity, elbow dysplasia and similar. Therefore, it is important to pay attention to origin and diet. It is also important not to overload your dog with too many activities.
Originally from the USA, the Australian Shepherd is intelligent, affectionate, friendly and active. The colour variety of this dog is extremely large: Merle factor Red Merle, Black, Red Tri, Black Tri, Blue Merle, Red. He gets an age of up to 15 years. Due to his active nature, he is a suitable companion. Especially for nature-loving, active people.
A Beagle is a hunting and tracking dog that originated in England. Nevertheless, he can also be a good family dog, as he is adventurous, gentle, calm and likes to play. The coat is mostly two or three coloured with a colour combination of white, black and brown/yellow/red. The bundle of energy, up to 40cm tall and weighing up to 18kg, needs plenty of exercise.
This dog breed, which originates from Japan, is best known for its curly tail. The coat of the dog breed can be red, red-sesame, cream, black and tan, black-sesame. The Shiba Inu is charming, fearless, perceptive, self-confident, focused and very loyal. he can live up to 15 years.