Naming them all?
There is a great amount of medium-size
dogs, and if we counted with the addition of mixed-breed medium-size-dogs,
naming them all would be a too ambitious task. Despite of this, we
can name some of the medium-size pure-breed dogs that can be more
easily founded at places such as pet stores or shelters.
A small list
Among the most known pure-breed medium-size
dogs you could find there are: the Standard Schnauzer, the Siberian
Husky, the Poodle, the French Bulldog, the Dalmatian, the Bull Terrier,
the Bulldog, the Brittany, the Belgian Sheepdog, the Basset Hound,
and the Collie, among many others. All these dog breeds show different
characteristics as well as each different dog within one same breed
would also have his own peculiarities.
Some shared characteristics
Many medium-size dogs would often
present some similarities with others of their same breed. This way,
you can choose your medium-size dog according to which group they
belong: a hunt dog, such as per example a Basset Hound or a Brittany;
a sporting breed, such as per example an American Cocker Spaniel;
or a Herding breed, such as the Belgian Sheepdog.
Just like it would happen with any
other size of dog, before choosing which medium-size pure breed dog
will become the new member of your family, you should ask a professional
some questions. Among the main questions you should ask and aspects
you should find out about a dog, you should ask what his size will
be at a mature age, how is he with children, how trainable he is,
and how is he temperament in general.
If you do not know who to ask about the characteristics of a specific
dog breed, you could look for a veterinarian and ask him, since he
could always provide you with professional advice. In case it is a
mixed-breed dog, you should ask for information from those who are
giving him to you, and in case of finding the dog in the street, you
should take him to a vet who could check him up and provide you with
as much information as possible. It is always recommendable to learn
as much as possible about the dog who will become the new member of
the family in order to avoid surprises.