Medium Dog Breeds – Sweet Dogs For You!

Hello my dog friends, This is the start of checking into the medium dog breeds available and recognized by the American Kennel Club, some of them are just the sweetest of all the dogs you can find.

Airedale Terrier

Airedale TerrierThe Airedale Terrier, also known as the Bingley Terrier and Waterside Terrier, a dog breed of the terrier type originated in the valley of the River Aire, in the West Riding of Yorkshire, England. Airedales are called the “King of Terriers” because it is the largest of the terrier breeds.

Being the largest of the terriers they stand 23 inches at the shoulder, weigh 50 to 70 pounds, and have a life expectancy of 11 to 14 years. Having a dense, wiry coat that is tan with black markings they are considered to be one of the hypoallergenic breeds. Airedales features of long muscular legs, and the long head with its sporty beard and mustache, dark eyes, and neatly folded ears conveys keen intelligence. They are outgoing, alert, intelligent, confident, friendly, and courageous.

Airedales can be bold, determined, and stubborn, but are docile and patient with children but will not back down when protecting hearth and home. Because of their do-it-all attitude, Airedales excel in all kinds of sports, hunting, athletic family activities, and make a great companion. Free Dog Training. Click Here.

American Leopard Hound

American Leopard HoundThe American Leopard Hound originated in the United States a breed of hunting dog of the scenthound variety. Their intelligence is one of their very best attributes.

This breed is loving and affectionate toward their family and they are extremely protective of children. American Leopards Hounds are one of the oldest tree dog breeds in the U.S. and have extremely strong tracking abilities, often able to track prey for miles.

The American Leopard Hound is a medium to large size dog standing 21 to 27 inches at the withers, weighing 45 to 70 pounds, and having a life expectancy of 12 to 15 years. They come in three patterns: Solid, Leopard and Brindle; nine different official colors; and a variety of markings, however, sixty percent of all American Leopard Hounds are solid-colored. The breed is a versatile hunter in a variety of game species including, but not limited to, raccoon, bear, bobcat, cougar, squirrel, and any other tree-minded game. With temperaments of being affectionate, loyal, devoted, eager, fast, instinctive, intelligent, and protective how could you ask for anything more from a breed.

American Staffordshire Terrier

American Staffordshire TerrierThe American Staffordshire Terrier is a medium-sized, short-coated American dog breed. It is one of several breeds known as the pit bull group.

American Staffordshire Terriers are a muscular breed of the bull terriers standing 17 to 19 inches at the shoulder, weighing 40 to 70 pounds, and with a life expectancy of 12 to 16 years. This stocky breed has a broad head with well-defined jaws, cheekbones pronounced, and movements that are agile and graceful. They carry themselves with a confidence that no other breed can match. Temperaments are tenacious, loyal, devoted, friendly, attentive, intelligent, confident, good-natured, and courageous. A short-haired breed with colors in black, brindle, fawn, sable, blue, and brown you will find many with white markings.

The American Staffordshire Terrier is keenly aware of its surroundings at all times, each with a personality of its own you will find no two alike. They are highly trustworthy, playful, gentle, and tolerant making them a great choice for a family dog with children that they will become overly protective of, they get along with other animals, but not necessarily other dogs if not socialized properly (I have found with my experience they prefer dogs of their own breed mostly). If you are looking for a breed that with be a loyal and trustworthy friend until the end then this is a breed for you. When acquiring an American Staffordshire Terrier please do your homework and find a responsible breeder so many backyard breeders inbreed dogs. 

American Water Spaniel

American Water SpanielThe American Water Spaniel, a breed of spaniel originated in the United States, developed in the state of Wisconsin during the 19th century from cross=breeding of other breeds, including the Irish and English Water Spaniels.

Natives to the lake country of the upper Midwest, they are an upbeat, outdoorsy athlete who loves to hunt and swim, They are known to be happy, eager, charming, energetic, obedient, intelligent, protective, trainable, and friendly, though aloof with strangers and a bit stubborn. A muscular midsize gun dog they stand 15 to 18 inches at the withers, weigh 25 to 40 pounds, and have a life expectancy of 12 to 14 years.

Recognizable by a luscious brown coat that is tightly curled or wavy in colors of chocolate, liver, and brown. They were bred to hunt in the icy waters and marshy banks of the Great Lakes region. Their coat is dense and waterproof, paws are thickly padded, toes are webbed, and their body is small enough to hop in and out of a skiff without rocking the boat. They are admired for being a merry, intelligent, and versatile spaniel suited to a variety of dog sports. As hunters, they combine the working traits of spaniels and retrievers. For the American Water Spaniel to stay it is happiest keeping them active is important, spending time with their adored human. Good with children these dogs like to run and rumpus play along with being gentle enough for children to play with – an ideal family would have a fenced in yard and a swimming pool for them. 

Appenzeller Sennenhund

Appenzeller SennenhundThe Appenzeller Sennenhund is one of the four regional breeds of Sennenhund-type dogs from the Swiss Alps. The name Sennenhund refers to people called Senn, herders in the Appenzell region of Switzerland.

Appenzeller Sennenhund is tri-colored, medium-sized, muscular and agile, and almost squarely built and balanced, and makes a good driving, watch, guard, house or farm dog. Because of their versatility and willingness, they excel in agility, obedience, herding, and search and rescue. Known as the Appenzeller Mountain Dog or Appenzell Cattle Dog they are lively, energetic, high-spirited, self-assured, reliable and fearless, but slightly suspicious of strangers. With these qualities, they make an excellent watchdog that cannot be bribed.

These are not a large dog only standing 20 to 22 inches at the shoulder, weighing 49 to 71 pounds, and having a life expectancy of 12 to 14 years, were bred mainly for a herding or farm dog guarding the flocks or herd. Due to the personality and exercise needs, they are ill-suited to apartment living and were not intended to be a household pet. Because of the personality traits and activity levels required for this breed, it is not recommended for children. 

Australian Cattle Dog

Australian Cattle DogThe Australian Cattle Dog breed of herding dog originally developed in Australia for driving cattle over long distances across rough terrain. This breed is a medium-sized, short-coated dog that occurs in two main colors blue and red.

Compact but muscular the Australian Cattle Dog is also called Blue Heeler or Queensland Heeler and is related to Australia’s famous wild dog, the Dingo. These herders are intelligent enough to routinely outsmart their owners. Standing between 17 to 20 inches at the shoulder, weighing 31 to 35 pounds, and having a life expectancy of 12 to 16 years they are born with a white coat that turns blue-gray or red as they grow. Both color coat varieties have a distinctive mottling or speckling pattern making the fur look white tipped giving them the grayish look.

Being a sturdy, hard-muscled herder of strength and agility they have an immense work drive and excel at hunting, chasing, and, of course, moving livestock. Boundless energy and supple gait make them excellent running partners, for any species

being true-blue loyal, famously smart, ever alert, cautious, obedient, brave, and wary of strangers. If an Australian Cattle Dog is not challenged, they easily become bored and get into mischief. A good family dog, but best if raised with children so they accept them early on as members of their household with this he will be very playful and protective. They do have a tendency to be mouthy (grab your hands in their mouth), even to nip and bite, which can be a problem with children. Free Dog Training. Click Here.

In Closing

This is the beginning of our medium breed dogs we have many more to come and please be patient the research for the many breeds does take time I want to make sure you have all the proper information when checking for a breed that you are looking to make a part of your family or life.

Some breeds are just not good with more than one person, others are alright with just adults, and some are meant to be with families that have children to make them happy making sure you have the facts is important to me and I appreciate the fact that you use this information to make an informed decision.

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