Medium Size

Poodle (Standard)

Poodle (Standard)

One of a kind — second most intelligent — and seventh most popular breed, it’s no wonder two hncountries contend for the Standard Poodle. Most kennels give the origins nod to Germany, but France isn’t backing down from tackling their claim. While their origins are up for debate, especially the …

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White Shepherd

White Shepherd

They may be Caucasian, but whatever you do, do not call the White Shepherd an albino. Along with that myth, the white version of the great German Shepherd often faces plenty of confusion. As in, are they a distinct breed or are they a blemish of the German Shepherd? Indeed, …

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Welsh Springer Spaniel

Welsh Springer Spaniel

When you combine handsome with intelligent you get the Welsh Springer Spaniel. Somewhere in the middle of the spaniel world—Welshies aren’t as popular as the Boykin or Cocker but certainly edge out the Clumber and Field. While it’s not unique for a breed to have a murky history, as does …

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Swedish Vallhund

Swedish Vallhund

They aren’t Corgis, although they look the part — the Swedish Vallhund is an ancient herding breed with high energy to shake off.  While the breed is considerably rare, there is growing enthusiasm about them in the United States. And why not, they are eager to work, striving to please …

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Thai Ridgeback

Thai Ridgeback

If you suffer from Ophidiophobia — then the Thai Ridgeback is the dog for you. Meet the rare and exotic medium size breed, with a propensity of capturing and killing Cobras. If they have to, that is. Living most of its existence in isolation, the Ridgeback is beginning to see …

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Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Staffordshire Bull Terrier

The Staffordshire Bull Terrier may have a vicious past, but this muscular and compact breed is actually a softie when it comes to family. For those who know the Staffie, they also know the misperceptions about the breed. Of course, most of the “unflattering” perceptions is hardly the Staffie’s fault. …

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Standard Schnauzer

Standard Schnauzer

[tps_footer][/tps_footer] Move over Tom Selleck and Rollie Fingers, there’s a new moustache in town — The Standard Schnauzer. Meet the German snout. This hairy, medium size, versatile working breed needs no help filling out their resume. A farm dog from the Middle Ages, the Standard Schnauzer is also the progenitor …

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Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

There aren’t many jobs that the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier can’t nor hasn’t done. Indeed, the Wheaten Terrier was an all purpose farm dog for the poor man. Here is a breed that had a brush with extinction during the beginning of the 20th century. Moreover, the Soft Coated Wheaten …

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Spanish Water Dog

Spanish Water Dog

The Spanish Water Dog loves to work. This powerful, multi-purpose medium size breed was a Spanish shepherd’s best friend. And while most people in Spain know full well about the SWD — The breed is rather new to the outside world. Except the breed has been around for quite some …

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Saluki

Saluki

When you pack together top notch instincts with speed inside a medium size hound, you get the mystical Saluki. A breed that Kings held in the highest regards among their royal courts. Oh, and not to mention, one of the oldest breeds today. In fact, if you had seen the Saluki …

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