Medium-Size Dog Breeds

Breeds and features
Representatives of all breeds are divided into three conditional groups: small, medium, and large.

Medium-sized dogs weigh from 26.46 to 55.12 lbs and stand at the withers (shoulder height) from 11.81 to 23.62 inches.

For example, medium-sized dogs are characterized by robust health and a lower tendency to injuries than small breeds. Keeping such a pet in an apartment is very convenient. Taking care of medium-sized breeds is relatively simple.
Here are some popular breeds
American Cocker Spaniel
American Cocker Spaniel

A breed of hunting dogs developed for bird hunting.

Lifespan: 12-15 years
Character: friendly, cheerful, sensitive, joyful, trusting, balanced.
Coat: black, tricolor, yellow-brown, white-pale, silvery, brown, red.
Height: Male: 14.57-15.35 inches, Female: 13.39-14.57 inches
Weight: Male: 15.43-30.86 lbs, Female: 15.43-30.86 lbs
Sheltie or Shetland Sheepdog
Sheltie or Shetland Sheepdog

A breed of dogs originating from northeast Scotland, a cheerful companion, responsible nanny, and loyal friend.

Lifespan: 12-13 years
Coat: double, long, straight, stiff
Character: loyal, lively, restrained, intelligent.
Colors: merle, tricolor, marbled blue, black and white.
Height: Male: 13.00-16.14 inches, Female: 13.00-16.14 inches
Weight: Male: 14.11-26.46 lbs, Female: 14.11-26.46 lbs
Welsh Corgi Pembroke
Welsh Corgi Pembroke

A herding breed of dogs originating from Wales. Welsh Corgis include Welsh Corgi Pembroke, a breed that appeared in the isolated territory of Cardiganshire.

Coat: stiff, with developed undercoat
Lifespan: Welsh Corgi Pembroke: 12-15 years, Welsh Corgi Cardigan: 12-15 years
Height: Male: 9.84-11.81 inches, Female: 10.24-12.60 inches
Weight: Male: 26.46 lbs, Female: 30.86-37.48 lbs
English Bulldog
English Bulldog

A short-haired breed of mastiff-type dogs. The standard classifies the breed as guard and companion dogs. Modern English Bulldogs were developed in the second half of the 19th century, based on the old English bulldog, an extinct working dog breed.

Lifespan: 8-10 years
Colors: white, yellow-brown, piebald
Character: obedient, wilful, friendly, pleasant
Height: Female: 12.20-15.75 inches, Male: 12.20-15.75 inches
Weight: Female: 39.68-50.71 lbs, Male: 50.71-55.12 lbs

A breed that currently belongs mainly to the group of decorative dogs. Initially, the poodle was a working dog, including one used in hunting.

Coat: long, curly, or corded
Lifespan: 12-15 years
  • Toy Poodle: 9.45-11.02 inches
  • Miniature Poodle: 11.02-13.78 inches
  • Standard Poodle: 17.72-23.62 inches,
  • Miniature Poodle: 13.78-17.72 inches

Weight: Varies by size
Colors: black, white, apricot, cream, sable
Character: intelligent, vigilant, active, loyal, intuitive

Poodles rank second in the most intelligent breeds, compiled by Dr. Stanley Coren, after Border Collies.
German Boxer
German Boxer

German Boxer, or simply Boxer, is a breed of large, sturdy, short-haired dogs bred in Germany.

Coat colors can be solid red, brindle, white, or brindle with white spots. The Boxer was derived from the English Bulldog and the now-extinct Bullenbeisser, making it part of the Molosser group.

Lifespan: 10-12 years
Character: loyal, energetic, cheerful, intelligent
Height: Female: 20.87-23.62 inches, Male: 22.44-24.80 inches
Weight: Female: 55.12-63.93 lbs, Male: 59.52-70.55 lbs
Colors: white, tiger, yellow-brown
Bull Terrier
Bull Terrier

A breed of dog that belongs to the terrier group. An active animal with sharp intelligence, strength, and a harmonious build. This breed is among the smooth-haired varieties. Lifespan: 10-14 years

Height: Male: 17.72-21.65 inches
Weight: Male: 48.51-83.78 lbs
Country of Origin:
England Character: stubborn, clever, gentle, active, protective
Colors: white, tricolor, white with red, tiger with white, red with white, white with black and tiger.
American Staffordshire Terrier
American Staffordshire Terrier

More commonly known as Amstaff or Staffie. Fearless, stubborn, strong, intelligent, and devoted, capable of defending its owner without hesitation.

Lifespan: 12-16 years.
Colors: black, tiger, yellow-brown, sable, blue, fawn.
Character: determined, loyal, friendly, attentive, brave.
Height: Female: 16.93-18.11 inches, Male: 18.11-18.90 inches.
Weight: Female: 61.73-88.18 lbs, Male: 61.73-88.18 lbs.
Airedale Terrier
Airedale Terrier

A breed that gets along very well with children is often called "reliable nannies," but don't forget that they are hunting dogs.

Lifespan: 10-12 years
Colors: black with tan markings
Character: intelligent, sensitive, vigilant, self-confident, friendly, brave
Height: Female: 22.05-23.23 inches, Male: 22.83-24.02 inches
Weight: Female: 39.68-44.09 lbs, Male: 50.71-63.93 lbs
Husky or Siberian Husky

The Siberian Husky is a specialized breed of dogs developed by the Chukchi people in the northeastern part of Siberia. American kennel clubs registered it in the 1930s as a sled dog, derived from indigenous Far Eastern Russian dogs, mainly from Anadyr, Kolyma, and Kamchatka.

Lifespan: 12-15 years
Origin: Siberia
Colors: white, black, black with red markings
Character: intelligent, sensitive, vigilant, friendly, gentle
Height: Female: 19.69-22.05 inches, Male: 21.26-23.62 inches
Weight: Female: 35.27-50.71 lbs, Male: 44.09-59.52 lbs
Miniature Schnauzer
Miniature Schnauzer

The Miniature Schnauzer, also known as the Standard Schnauzer or simply Schnauzer, is a medium-sized working dog belonging to the schnauzer group.

Lifespan: 13-16 years.
Character: good-natured, loyal, lively, intelligent, playful.
Height: Male: 18.50-19.69 inches, Female: 17.32-18.50 inches
Weight: Male: 30.86-44.09 lbs, Female: 30.86-44.09 lbs
Colors: black, Salt and Pepper
Basset Hound
Basset Hound

A breed of hunting dogs developed in England. Basset Hounds are characterized by their sad expression due to the loose skin folds on their cheeks, wrinkles on the forehead, and prominent large eyes.

Lifespan: 10-12 years
Character: stubborn, loyal, gentle, friendly, affectionate
Colors: lemon and white, tricolor, black and white, black and tan, brown and white, red and white.
Height: Female: 11.02-14.17 inches, Male: 11.81-14.96 inches
Weight: Female: 44.09-59.52 lbs, Male: 50.71-63.93 lbs
Border Collie
Border Collie

It developed on the border of Scotland and England, hence the name "border." It belonged to the herding breeds and was initially bred to work with sheep, but later, specialized herding types were selected for driving large cattle.
Lifespan: 10-17 years
Colors: black, white, blue, marbled blue, lilac
Character: determined, energetic, intelligent, sensitive, clever, vigilant
Height: Male: 18.90-22.05 inches, Female: 18.11-20.87 inches
Weight: Male: 30 to 45 lbs, Female: 27 to 42 lbs
German Shepherd
German Shepherd

A breed of dogs initially used as herding and service-search dogs. The German Shepherd was created through selective breeding and crosses of various herding dogs from Central and Southern Germany. They come in both short and long-haired varieties.

Lifespan: 9-13 years
Country of Origin: Germany
Character: obedient, intelligent, curious, loyal, vigilant, confident, brave
Colors: black, ebony, black with tan markings, black and red, gray, black with silver
Height: Male: 23.62-25.59 inches, Female: 21.65-23.62 inches
Weight: Male: 66.14-88.18 lbs, Female: 48.51-70.55 lbs

For an active lifestyle and good spirits, providing balanced nutrition is essential. We recommend the Medium Breed Set, which is suitable for juniors, adults, and senior dogs. A specially designed Puppy Set can be given to puppies as early as four weeks old.