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Medium Dog Breeds – Pick One or Maybe Two

Good morning, today we are continuing with the medium dog breeds recognized by the American Kennel Club, all the doggies are favorites to me sorry but if I could there would be one of each around me they are all so different in personalities no two are the same.


Braque Francais Pyrenean

Braque Français PyreneanThe Braque Français Pyrenean originated in France and are one of the oldest breeds of pointing gun hunting dogs used for pointing the locations of game birds for the hunter.

Known in English, as the French Pointing Dog Pyrenean they stand 19 to 23 inches at the shoulder, weighing 37 to 55 pounds, and have a life expectancy of 12 to 15 years. The only color you will find is a red and white they have a soft, short-haired coat considered low maintenance for grooming, and they love water. With the temperament of being obedient, sociable, submissive, gentle, and athletic these make them a good choice for families with children when trained properly.

Braque Francais Pyrenean breed was bred to be hunters and there are actually two types of the Braque Francais, the Gascony Type, and the Pyrenean Type. The Pyrenean is the smaller and more popular of the two and the natural retrieval instinct along with the love of water makes these a wonderful fowl hunter. Free Dog Training. Click Here.


Brittany

BrittanyThe Brittany breed originated from Brittany, France being a gun dog bred primarily for bird hunting. Brittany’s are often referred to as a spaniel, the breed’s characteristics are more akin to those of a pointer or setter.

Hunters on both sides of the Atlantic cherish the breed for its agility and energy making them a stylish and versatile gun dog. A compact breed standing 18 to 20 inches at the shoulder, weighing 30 to 40 pounds, and having a life expectancy of 14 to 15 years this breed can be found in the following colors liver & white, orange & white, piebald, tricolor, roan, and black & white. Because they are smaller than setters but leggier than the spaniels they are rugged and strong but quick afoot. Their trainability makes this breed great for not just hunting but agility, flyball, dock diving, and any dog-sport teammate required sport or fun activity, they are the outdoorsy type so if you are too what a great fit.

Brittanys require a lot of exercises, preferably with their favorite humans, with them being bright and eager at home yet tireless when hunting. This breed makes a good family dog with children and other pets with temperaments of being agile, adaptable, intelligent, happy, attentive, quick, friendly natured, just watch for their exuberance in playing with small children they could accidentally hurt them supervision is always advised when children and dogs are at play. 


Bull Terrier

Bull TerrierThe Bull Terrier breed originated in England and is of the terrier family. There is also a miniature version of this breed which is known as the Miniature Bull Terrier.

Bull Terriers stand 18 to 22 inches high at the shoulders, weigh 49 to 84 pounds, and have a life expectancy of 10 to 14 years. Being a most comical and mischievous breed the Bull Terrier is trainable, keen, sweet-tempered, protective, active,

playful and endearing, sometimes stubborn, but always devoted. Their unique “egghead” shape with the muscular sturdy body make them companions who thrive on affection and exercise.

Coats come in the colors of white, tricolor, brindle & white, red & white, fawn & white, and white & black brindle. A well-bred Bull Terrier is the picture of muscular perfection and balance. These are the four keys to keeping Bull Terriers happy: early socialization with other dogs and people, firm but loving training, adequate exercise, and spending time with his beloved humans. As long as you provide your Bull Terrier with these you will find no better lovable, loyal, or entertaining companion in a breed, they are known as the “personality breed.” This breed is not generally recommended for households with other pets or irresponsible children they need all the attention and young children just are not good companions for the Bull Terrier. Free Dog Training. Click Here.


Bulldog

BulldogThe Bulldog breed originated in England, they are also known as the British Bulldog or English Bulldog. Being a hefty dog with a wrinkled face and the distinctive pushed-in nose, they are low-slung, and well -muscled.

Kind but courageous, willful, docile, gregarious, friendly, but very dignified they can adapt well to being in town apartments of roaming in the country. Standing 12 to 16 inches at the shoulders, weighing 40 to 55 pounds, and having a life expectancy of 8 to 10 years these brutes still are so loving they will curl up in your lap for a nap if you let them. The short smooth coat is glossy and can be found in a variety of colors and patterns of white, fawn, piebald, fawn & white, brindle & white, red & white, red, and red brindle.

There is no way you are going to mistake a Bulldog for any other breed the loose skin of the head, furrowed brow, pushed-in nose, small ears, underbite jaw with large hanging chops, and that short stubby body. Bulldogs are very easygoing but they are not a lazy breed they enjoy taking long brisk walks daily, and a carefully monitored diet, to keep them from becoming overweight is required. Hot and humid weather is hard on a Bulldog due to the short snout can cause labored breathing so keeping them in air-conditioning on these type of days is advisable. Bulldogs make a wonderful family pet with most children getting along with other family pets the can be known to get aggressive toward unfamiliar dogs. 


Canaan Dog

Canaan DogThe Canaan Dog breed of pariah dog originated in the Middle East in Israel and has been in existence for thousands of years. There are only 2,000 to 3,000 Canaan dogs across the world, mostly in Europe and North America.

Canaan Dog is the national dog of Israel, this quick pasture dog is ever-alert a vocal and persistent guardian of the flock.

Lean, bushy-tailed dogs standing 19 to 24 inches at the shoulder, weighing 35 to 55 pounds, and having a life expectancy of 12 to 15 years. Their coat is straight and harsh, in various colors and patterns of black, cream, liver, tan, golden, and red.

This breed is cautious, alert, devoted, intelligent, vigilant, and quick and is docile with family but aloof with strangers. Due to them being clever, confident, and territorial early training and socialization is required making sure you let them know you are the top dog of the pack. The intelligence, agility, and obedience, and herding traits, and apparently tireless make them a nice companion fit for hikers and runners. As a family dog, they need to be raised with the children because they will become devoted to them and very protective so socialization is important with other dogs, children, and adults. They are highly protective and territorial being both vocal and persistent with their guardianship. Free Dog Training. Click Here.


Carolina Dog

Carolina dogThe Carolina dog, originated in the United States of America, they are known as a yellow dog, yaller dog, American Dingo, or Dixie Dingo, a breed of medium-sized, feral dog that lives mostly in the Southeastern United States, in the isolated stretches of longleaf pines and cypress swamps.

Carolina Dogs are pack dogs that descended from the canines that came with the Paleo- Indians who traveled from Asia to North American. They can still be found living wild near the Georgia-South Carolina border but have been seen as far north as Ohio and Pennsylvania and as far west as Arizona in rural areas. Standing 18 to 24 inches at the shoulders, weighing 33 to 44 pounds, and having a life expectancy of up to 15 years these pack animals are generally shy and suspicious in nature.

The Carolina Dog is loyal, reserved, adaptable, gentle, primitive, and once they accept a human into the pack all the suspicious and shy behaviors disappear. They look very similar to a Dingo but yet have pointed ears, a fox-like snout, and the tail curves up and around like a fishhook when raised. A good guard dog when someone is at the door they will become ecstatic and excited when it is part of the family but will be aloof with strangers. Being a pack dog for survival in the wild they do possess a prey-drive, but they are not aggressive dogs. Bonding and playing well with children and other dogs they are a clean and intelligent breed that does not require much grooming a brush a day and they are good. A nice variety of colors in tan, red, sable, orange, red ginger, yellow, and beige you will find they do not have genetic health problems that many specialized breeds experience today. 


In Closing

Today’s breed listed have some really awesome characteristics that are worth taking note of. Especially, the Carolina Dog that originated here in the United States. What a beautiful breed to have and considering all those wonderful traits and temperaments along with being a great family dog, I would not mind having one of that breed for sure.

What are your thoughts on these breeds?

Find any that you would not mind having as you new doggie?

Please let me know in the space provided below along with any comments, suggestions, or questions you might have for us here at Delightful Doggies 4 U.

Thank you for visiting today and yes there are more breeds to come so bookmark the site until next time,

Susan

 

 

 

Susan Marienfeld
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