Medium Dogs

Not too big and not too small

If you already own a medium sized four legged friend then I'm sure you already know the joy of owning a dog that is not too big and not too small. If you're in the market for a dog chances are you'll be making the choice based firstly on size. Many people assess how much room they have and then start looking at specific breeds. Large and giant dogs do need more space and can seem a daunting prospect in a house. Equally, small dogs can seem yappy and underfoot. Medium sized dogs are a very appealing compromise between enormous and miniature. They are not too big, not too small, just right. Or are they?

Medium sized dogs can have aspects of both big and small breeds so you can't assume that just because a dog is medium sized that it will be a good fit for your family. You really need to research the breed you are thinking of buying and learn whether the characteristics of that breed are what you are looking for. If you are looking for a dog which is active, but not too active, you might be surprised to learn that medium sized breeds do not all have the same energy levels or require the same amount of exercise. For example, Whippets are very sedate, whilst Schnauzers are very energetic, even though both need the same amount of daily exercise. Shar-Pei need a little less exercise than Whippets but are more energetic than them.

Equally, the temperaments of medium sized dogs vary greatly. Some dogs expect to be lap dogs even though they are too big, whilst others want to be outdoors rough housing it for hours on end. Some are very easy to train and others need the patience of a saint.

In short, there are no 'typical' medium sized breeds. You must put in the time to find out about all the medium sized dog breeds you can before you make a decision because the only thing that's guaranteed is you'll get a medium poo from a medium dog!

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