Dog Breed Type

Dog Breed Type

According to dog’s weights we can define four types of breeds:

  1. Small and Toy breeds. Examples: Yorkshire terriers, Dachshunds, Miniature and toy poodles, Shih Tzus, Chihuahuas.
  2. Medium Breeds. Examples: Beagles, Spaniels, Poodle, Border Collie, Bulldog, Bull Terrier.
  3. Large Breeds. Examples: Labrador retrievers, German shepherds, Belgian Malinois, Dalmation, Boxer, Giant Schnauzer.
  4. Giant Breeds: Great Danes, Dogue de Bordeaux, Mastiff, Saint Bernard.

To find out your dog’s breed type consult the following table:

Breed Type Weight
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.


About the Author:

Hi! I'm Dora Mancha, DVM. I am graduated for the Veterinary Medicine Faculty of Lisbon (2009). My degree is recognized by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). I completed my degree in Veterinary Medicine in July, 2009. Over the first years as a veterinarian my work was closely related to the animal health field. I have gained some average experience having worked in Barcelona University (UAB) Equine Hospital and by working with veterinarians in Portugal. In addition, in 2009 - 2010 I was in Madrid at the University Alfonso X el Sábio doing an internship in the equine service. I am also very interested in small animal medicine and surgery. In fact I worked in several small animals clinics in Portugal improving my knowledge about small animal behavior and health. Dogs always have been present in my life, since I was a child. At the present moment I have four dogs a Labrador, a Epagnheul Breton, a Whippet and a mixed breed dog.

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Each dog has unique needs... The approach "one food for all dogs" isn't the more suitable. Dogs have different sizes, different life stages, unique breed characteristics, health conditions and a few other factors... Choosing the right food for your dog may help him or her life a longer and healthier life! We exist to make that task easier for you.

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