Medium Dog Breeds

Not too big and not too small, medium sized dog breeds are often the perfect choice for prospective owners who are looking for a dog in between.

Generally weighing between 25 to 55 pounds, medium sized dogs are ideal companion options for owners who are looking for a dog that will not yank them over with their sheer strength and size. Posessing a little more physical substance than small dog breeds, but without tipping the scale entirely like extra large dog breeds, medium dog breeds are an extremely popular size category. There are a tremendous variety of more than 100 breeds of medium sized dogs, ranging from the slender Whippet to the droopy Basset Hound and the intelligent Border Collie.

Image Breed Breed Group Size Color Overview
Bulldog Bulldog Non-Sporting Breeds Height: Female: 12–16 inches; Male: 12–16 inches
Weight: 40 to 50 pounds
White Dog Breeds Brown Dog Breeds

Also commonly referred to as English Bulldogs due to their origins in the British Isles, Bulldogs are a medium-sized breed that is known for its loose-jointed shuffling gait and characteristic short-muzzled face. Recognized as exceptional family p

Siberian Husky Siberian Husky Toy Dog Breeds Height: Male: 21–23.5 inches; Female: 20–22 inches
Weight: Male: 45–60 pounds; Female: 35–50 pounds
White Dog Breeds Black Dog Breeds

Bred in Northeast Asia as a sled dog, Siberian Huskies are known for their exceptional endurance and willingness to work hard in cold climates. As the 16th most popular dog breed in the United States according to the American Kennel Club, the Sibe

Chow Chow Chow Chow Non-Sporting Breeds Height: Male: 19–22 inches; Female: 18–20 inches
Weight: 40 to 70 pounds
Black Dog Breeds Brown Dog Breeds

Easy to recognize for its lion-like regal ap

Border Collie Border Collie Herding Dog Breeds Height: Male: 19–22 inches; Female: 18–21 inches
Weight: 30 to 45 pounds
White Dog Breeds Black Dog Breeds

Considered the workaholic in the dog world, the Border Collie is a premier sheep herder that is prized around the globe for its extraordinary intelligence, natural instincts, and strong working abilities. Ranked as the number one most intelligent&

Dalmatian Dalmatian Non-Sporting Breeds Height: 19 to 23 inches
Weight: varies
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The Dalmatian is the only spotted canine breed. The dog we know as a Dalmatian today has been a draft dog, a dog of war, ratter, shepherd, bird dog, retriever, trail hound and fire-apparatus follower. However, the Dalmatian is best known for his r

Cane Corso Cane Corso Working Dog Breeds Height: 23.5 to 27.5 inches (at shoulder)
Weight: 88-120 pounds
Black Dog Breeds Gray Dog Breeds

For centuries valued highly throughout Italy as a guardian, hunter, and loving companion, the Cane Corso is an Italian dog breed that

Bull Terrier Bull Terrier Terrier Dog Breeds Height: 18-22 in
Weight: 50-85 lbs
White Dog Breeds

Best described as a three-year-old toddler dressed in a dog suit, the Bull Terrier is well-known for being an exceedingly friendly breed with a playful and clownish disposition. As popular sporting dogs in obedience, agility, and show ring competi

Basset Hound Basset Hound Hound Dog Breeds Height: Male: 12–15 inches; Female: 11–14 inches
Weight: Male: 55–75 pounds; Female: 45–65 pounds
White Dog Breeds Black Dog Breeds

The Basset Hound is a sweet-natured, friendl

Australian Cattle Dog Australian Cattle Dog Herding Dog Breeds Height: Male: 18–20 inches; Female: 17–19 inches
Weight: 44 to 62 pounds
Blue Dog Breeds Red Dog Breeds

The Australian Cattle Dog was developed in A

American Staffordshire Terrier American Staffordshire Terrier Terrier Dog Breeds Height: Female: 17–18 inches; Male: 18–19 inches
Weight: 50 to 60 lbs
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The Staffordshire Terrier is strong, courageous and intelligent. A stocky body and strong head is its most prominent features. Agile and obedient, this dog breed is well-suited for tracking and conformation. It is a hard working dog and thrives on

Although they are not quite as portable as the little powder-puff dogs within the toy group, most medium dog breeds can easily be picked up for transport, which is not always an option with any larger dogs. Many loving dog owners choose to welcome a medium sized dog into their lives because they make exceptional partners in crime to their human companions. Since there is not as much care needed to be taken as with the miniature breeds, medium dogs will happily accompany their owners on walks, jogs, hikes, swims, runs, and more. Generally requiring a moderate amount of exercise to remain active and healthy, medium sized dogs enjoy participating in all the activities that bring their owners joy.

Overall, medium dog breeds are usually an excellent compromise for new dog owners that enjoy sizeable dogs, but feel they will not be able to handle large dog breeds. Despite the fact that medium dog breeds vary greatly in the packed category that ranges from the Poodle to the Labrador Retriever and Dalmatian, medium sized dog breeds are typically playful, energetic, affectionate, good with other canines, easy to train, and have considerably less grooming needs than smaller breeds.