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Boerboel Large and Medium Dog Breeds

Large Dog Breeds
Large and giant dogs are among my favorites. Large dog breeds weigh approximately 60 to 90 pounds. You’ll need plenty of room for a large dog, both inside your house, and in your back yard. Many large dog breeds are prone to hip and elbow dysplasia, and osteoarthritis. Large dog breeds also don’t live as long as many smaller breeds, with an approximate life expectancy of around 12 years. Choosing a large dog breed can mean saying goodbye sooner than if you choose smaller or medium size dog breeds.

Their large size often makes large dog breeds susceptible to hip dysplasia and related conditions, like giant dogs. They can also be susceptible to heart conditions.

Many of the disorders of large dog breeds result from growth that is too fast. This can be controlled by feeding a special large dog breed formula designed to control the dog’s growth rate (which is determined for the most part by the dog’s intake of intake and calories).

Large dog breeds include:

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  • Afghan Hound
  • Alaskan Malamute
  • Black and Tan Coonhound
  • Boxer
  • Briard
  • Canaan Dog
  • Chesapeake Bay Retriever
  • Chinese Shar Pei
  • Chow Chow
  • Collie
  • Curly-coated Retriever
  • English Foxhound
  • English Setter
  • Finnish Spitz
  • Flat-coated Retriever
  • German Pinscher
  • German Shepherd
  • German Shorthaired Pointer
  • German Wirehaired Pointer
  • Giant Schnauzer
  • Golden Retriever
  • Gordon Setter
  • Greyhound
  • Ibizan Hound
  • Irish Setter
  • Irish Water Spaniel
  • Komondor
  • Labrador Retriever
  • Mastiff
  • Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever
  • Old English Sheepdog
  • Otter Hound
  • Polish Lowland Sheepdog
  • Pointer
  • Rhodesian Ridgeback
  • Rottweiler
  • Saluki
  • Shiba Inu
  • Spinone Italiano
  • Vizsla
  • Weimaraner

Medium Dog Breeds 
Medium dog breeds are about 18 to 25 inches at the shoulder and weigh from 20 to 60 pounds. They make an excellent choice for someone without an enormous amount of room in their house or yard, but still wants a dog that can keep up with them when jogging.

Keep in mind, though, that some medium size dog breeds seem to need much more room that you’d expect. The Border Collie, for example, doesn’t take up much room when in the house, but is much, much, happier if you have a huge yard, or even a field!

A medium dog breed tends to live, on average, about 12 years. In general, dogs from medium size dog breeds tend to suffer fewer health problems related to their size than very large or very small dogs. Choosing a medium size dog is a good compromise between a smaller or large dog breed.

Medium dog breeds include:

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  • Airedale Terrier
  • American Eskimo
  • American Staffordshire Terrier
  • American Water Spaniel
  • Australian Cattle Dog
  • Australian Shepherd
  • Basenji
  • Basset Hound
  • Bearded Collie
  • Bedlington Terrier
  • Belgian Malinois
  • Belgian Sheepdog
  • Belgian Tervuren
  • Border Collie
  • Boston Terrier
  • Brittany
  • Bulldog
  • Bull Terrier
  • Clumber Spaniel
  • Dalmatian
  • English Springer Spaniel
  • Field Spaniel
  • French Bulldog
  • Glen of Imaal Terrier
  • Harrier
  • Irish Terrier
  • Keeshond
  • Kerry Blue Terrier
  • Manchester Terrier
  • Norwegian Elkhound
  • Parson Russell Terrier
  • Pharaoh Hound
  • Pembroke Welsh Corgi
  • Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen
  • Plott Hound
  • Poodle
  • Portuguese Water Dog
  • Puli
  • Samoyed
  • Siberian Husky
  • Smooth Fox Terrier
  • Soft-coated Wheaten Terrier
  • Staffordshire Bull Terrier
  • Standard Schnauzer
  • Sussex Spaniel
  • Tibetan Terrier
  • Welsh Springer Spaniel
  • Welsh Terrier
  • Whippet
  • Wirehaired Pointing Griffon


Large and Medium Dog Breeds
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