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Popular Medium-Sized Dog Breeds

Theresa is a tenured PuppySpot employee and breed expert. She is currently the manager of our Profile Approval department and interacts with our breeders on a daily basis. Theresa has been involved in the pet industry for over 19 years and has hands on experience with many dog breeds. Theresa is also the proud owner of Marta, a German Shepherd Dog who is a trained service dog, and a 12-year-old Maltese named Colonel!

Medium-sized dog breeds are the perfect size: not too big, not too small. Medium-sized dogs are often great for families since small children sometimes aren’t gentle with small dogs and some large dogs may not be gentle enough for small children! Medium-sized dogs can easily ride in your car, sleep in your bed (if you let them), and snuggle up with you on the couch when you’re watching a movie. Many of these breeds have high energy levels, so they’ll need daily exercise.

Popular medium-sized dog breeds include:

Australian Shepherd
  • Good for families
  • Smart dogs
  • Active dogs, used for herding, agility, and search and rescue
  • Loyal companions

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Basset Hound
  • Good apartment dogs
  • Bred to scent track game
  • Loyal and good natured
  • Good with cat, other dogs, children, and strangers
  • Smart and independent
  • Have a tendency to bark and howl
  • Shed a lot

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Border Collie
  • Smart dogs
  • Easy to train
  • Driven with a lot of stamina
  • Need mental and physical stimulation
English Springer Spaniel
  • Sporting dog with a lot of charism
  • Friendly, playful, and excitable
  • Willing to please and easy to train
  • Enjoys playtime (especially fetch!)
Standard Poodle

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Siberian Husky
  • Good for families
  • Social
  • Energetic
  • Loyal
  • Stubborn and can be difficult to train
  • Shed a lot (including shedding their undercoat at least once a year)

Browse available Siberian Husky puppies for sale
Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

Browse available Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier puppies for sale
  • Good for families
  • Good for apartments
  • Low energy
  • Gentle and affectionate
  • Loyal

Browse available Bulldog puppies for sale
  • Good dogs for families
  • Athletic, energetic, and happy
  • Love kids
  • Quick learners
  • Do best when occupied by a mental challenge (such as obedience or agility)

Browse available Boxer puppies for sale
Shiba Inu
  • Good family dogs
  • Good for apartments
  • Loyal and loving
  • Independent and confident
  • Quiet

Browse available Shiba Inu puppies for sale
Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Browse available Pembroke Welsh Corgi puppies for sale
Cocker Spaniel
  • Good family dogs
  • Good apartment dogs
  • Smart dogs
  • Low energy
  • Gentle and playful

Browse available Cocker Spaniel puppies for sale
  • Muscular and energetic with lots of stamina
  • Come in a variety of spotted colors (not just black)
  • Good family dogs, especially with older children
  • Intelligent and easy to train

Medium-Sized Short Haired Dog Breeds

Short-haired dog breeds are popular (many have easier grooming requirements and some may shed less). From the list above, the breeds with short hair are:

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