Popular Medium-Sized Dogs - American Kennel Club

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The Boxer is a medium-sized, short-haired of , developed in . The coat is smooth and tight-fitting; colours are or , with or without white markings, and . Boxers are (they have broad, short skulls), have a square muzzle, (an underbite), very strong , and a powerful ideal for hanging on to large prey. The Boxer was bred from the and the now extinct which became extinct by crossbreeding rather than by a decadence of the breed. The purpose of the crossbreeding was the wish to eliminate the excessive white color of the breed, and the necessity of producing thousands of dogs for one of the most popular breeds in the world. The Boxer is part of the group. This group is a category of solidly built, large dog breeds that all descend from the same common ancestor, the large shepherd dog known as a . The Boxer is a member of the Working Group.
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As a medium-sized dog, the should be fed a high-quality dry food formulated for large breeds. The Istrian Shorthaired Hound is also a hunting breed, so he may respond well to an active or working breed formula to provide for his high energy needs.
Istrian Shorthaired Hounds are highly intelligent and agile working dogs.
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The German Shorthaired Pointer (GSP) is a medium to large sized of dog developed in the 19th century in Germany for hunting. A versatile hunting breed, being an all-purpose gun breed of dog suitable for both land and water, it is streamlined yet powerful with strong legs that make it able to move rapidly and turn quickly. It has moderately long floppy ears set high on the head. Its muzzle is long, broad, and strong, allowing it to retrieve even heavy game. The dog's profile should be straight or strongly ; any dished appearance to the profile is incorrect. The eyes are generally brown, with darker eyes being desirable; yellow or "bird of prey" eyes are a fault. The tail is commonly , although this is now prohibited in some countries. The correct location for docking for a GSP is after the start to curl, leaving enough tail to let the dog communicate through tail wagging and movement.[] The docked tail should not be too long or too short but should balance the appearance of the head and body. The GSP tail is carried at a jaunty angle, not curled under. When the GSP is in classic point stance, the tail should be held straight out from the body, forming a line with the pointing head and body. Like all German pointers, GSPs have webbed feet. They are known for going after water fowl in the water.(German Short-haired Pointing Dog, Deutsch Kurzhaar) The German Shorthaired Pointer is a versatile, all-purpose hunter and gun dog with an overall appearance of aristocracy, balance, power, and agility. They have a medium-sized, symmetrical build and an intelligent, animated expression. Ideally, dogs of this breed appear noble, coordinated, and capable. Bone ...The Belgian Malinois (pronounced MAL-in-wah) is a medium-size Belgian shepherd dog that at first glance resembles a . Malinois are shorthaired, fawn-colored dogs with a black mask. They are one of four types of Belgian dogs, and have been shown in the U.S. as a separate breed since 1959.