9 Great Breeds Based On Size

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One of the first things you should consider when getting a new dog is what size of dog you’d like to add to your family. This could be based on the size of your home, how much outdoor space you have available, or simply personal preference.

There is no right or wrong answer, so listen to your heart and pick a size that you love! Following are nine breeds that you could consider based on the size that you are looking for.

Small Dogs

1. Beagle

Usually under 25 pounds, Beagles are one of the most popular breeds in the world, and for a good reason too. These cute dogs have floppy ears, relatively short hair, and can be found in a variety of colors. Even though they are so sweet (and short), these dogs are not very obedient. When you order him not to dig, he probably will.

2. Pug

Often between 12-20 pounds, Pugs usually have short hair and often feature a contrast of a light color coat with a darker-shaded face.[mnright] Many dog owners love Pugs for their playful nature and personality.

3. Jack Russell Terrier

These are beautiful dogs that are commonly in the 15 pound range. Many Jack Russell Terriers have a white coat with tan or brown spots, and they are known for being energetic and active.

These are beautiful dogs that are commonly in the 15 pound range.

Many Jack Russell Terriers have a white coat with tan or brown spots, and they are known for being energetic and active.

If you are looking for a small, yet very high energy dog that is going to be able to have fun with your kids in the yard for hours at a time, the jack Russell is a perfect choice.

However, they are incredibly feisty and high energy, so if you are someone who doesn’t have the time to play with the dog and spend a lot of time with it, it might be better to consider a dog that doesn’t act like it runs on batteries.

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Medium Dogs

4. Boxer

With a short coat and weighing usually in the range of 60 pounds, Boxers are a popular and typically friendly breed. Although they can have a gruff appearance, many Boxer owners come to know them as gentle and easy going.

5. Labrador Retriever

Another one of the most popular dog breeds in the world, Labrador Retrievers often range from 60-70 pounds, and are one of the more friendly breeds you will find.

In addition to a gentle demeanor, they are also a great looking dog.

6. Border Collie

Smaller than the other dogs in this category, the Border Collie often weighs around 30-40 pounds and can have a beautifully contrasting coat of black and white.

[mnleft]Energetic is a word often used to describe this playful breed.

Large Dogs

7. German Shepherd

Often weighing in at between 70-90 pounds, these are large dogs that are loved all over the world for their gentle attitude and loyalty to their owner. German Shepherds can come in many colors and with varying lengths of hair.

8. Doberman Pinscher

An intimidating looking dog, the Doberman can actually be very mild-mannered and trainable. They can weight from 60-90 pounds or more, and usually have a coat of short black hair with some tan spots.

9. Great Dane

These are simply huge dogs, ranging in weight from 120-200 pounds. However, they are known for being friendly and enjoy affection from their owners.

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