Top 10 Medium Sized Dog Breeds

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Medium-sized dogs encompass lots of different breeds, and they all make pawsome pets. They are the ideal choice for small homes or pet parents who haven't got so much time for exercising on their hands. The medium-sized breeds are mostly low maintenance, are pawfect for families, and are super bundles of furry fun in just the right sized package. While there are lots of medium sized dogs out there, some definitely stand out and have become favorites. Here are the top ten medium-sized breeds that will make woofderful additions to your home!

Labrador Retriever

There is something uniquely dependable about a Labrador Retriever which makes them the pawfect medium-large sized breed of dog for many pet parents. Their loyalty, gentleness and furrifically loving nature makes them top dogs for families with children. Labradors love exercise and make great walking companions for the city or country.

Boykin Spaniel

The Boykin Spaniel, a medium-sized breed of dog from South Carolina, has the characteristic, long shaggy ears of the Spaniel and an irresistible glint of mischief in their amber eyes. They are pawsomely fun and energetic pups who love a long walk or some off-leash time at the dog park.


The Schapendoe is a seriously shaggy pup which hails from Holland. They closely resemble the Bearded Collie, but are smaller in stature. They have a pawsome nature and are one of the happiest pooches ever. These pups love to participate in agility, have endless energy and are simply pawtastic family pets.
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American Eskimo

The American Eskimo is one big bundle of furbulous white fur. They are highly intelligent and are quick to learn new tricks or commands. These playful pups love nothing better than being part of a family, and can thrive in most temperatures, though they prefer mild to colder ones.

Basset Hound

The Basset Hound is the ideal medium-sized pup for the less energetic family. These pups are super cute with their stumpy short legs and elongated bodies, but they're not keen on lots of exercise. They like to take life slowly, flopped out on the sofa or lying by the range.

Portuguese Water Dog

If the ex-president of the United States has two Portuguese Water Dogs, then you know, they're a puptastic medium-sized breed. These furrifically cuddly fur buddies look like giant teddy bears, but are serious working dogs who were bred for assisting fishermen with their webbed feet and waterproof fur.

Cocker Spaniel

Cocker Spaniels are a high energy, medium-sized breed which will keep any pet parent fully occupied. These fur buddies really do have a surplus of stamina, and they love long walks or a hike in the countryside. Their cuddly looks belie their working nature. These pups make loving pets.

Shetland Sheepdog

The Sheltie, or Shetland Sheepdog, is a furrific medium-sized dog with pawsome piebald coloring which you can't help but fall in love with. They are like mini Lassies. They have long thick fur around their necks which is almost mane-like, they're surprisingly dainty,  smart and puptastically affectionate too.


The Vizsla may be classified as a medium-sized breed of dog, but these pups have got it all going on. They're super intelligent, have amazingly muscular bodies,  an imposing stance, a superbly glossy coat in tones which vary from red to yellow and the gentlest nature imaginable. They're just paw-some!


The Schnauzer is the dandy of the medium-sized terrier breeds. They have playful characteristics and endearing natures which make them ideal choices for pets. These lovable pups are mega clever too and take to agility training like ducks to water. They love to be active and enjoy long country walks.