According to dog’s weights we can define four types of breeds:
- Small and Toy breeds. Examples: Yorkshire terriers, Dachshunds, Miniature and toy poodles, Shih Tzus, Chihuahuas.
- Medium Breeds. Examples: Beagles, Spaniels, Poodle, Border Collie, Bulldog, Bull Terrier.
- Large Breeds. Examples: Labrador retrievers, German shepherds, Belgian Malinois, Dalmation, Boxer, Giant Schnauzer.
- Giant Breeds: Great Danes, Dogue de Bordeaux, Mastiff, Saint Bernard.
To find out your dog’s breed type consult the following table:
|Small and Toy breed||< 23 lb (< 10 Kg)|
|Medium Breed||23 – 55 lb (10 – 25 Kg)|
|Large Breed||56 – 100 lb (26 – 45 Kg)|
|Giant Breed||> 100 lb (> 45 Kg)|
This table gives you guidelines, you should take into account your dog’s corporal condition while reading this table.
For example, if your dog is a Bulldog (medium breed) and weights 30 Kg, he is not a large breed dog.
He is an overweight medium breed dog.