Medium dog breeds are an incredibly popular pack, and include some of the world's favorite dogs.
A perfect balance between trip-hazard small and too-big-to-fit large, these pups are a great choice for many homes.
However, they range hugely in personality, temperament and care requirements even within this size range.
So it's important to get to know your top choices before making your final pick.
Let's dive in among this wonderful crowd, and see if we can find the perfect puppy for your family.
Medium Dog Breeds
To find your new favorite medium sized dog by breed, click on the photos below:
AMERICAN ENGLISH COONHOUND
BAVARIAN MOUNTAIN HOUND
Medium Breed Mixes
Cross breeds are an increasingly popular option for dog owners.
They can take over one, or both of their parents. So there is a little more scope for a unique look or personality.
But also a risk that you will get something rather unexpected.
Getting to know their parents is a good idea, that way we can have a good idea of what our future pet might be like!
Australian Shepherd mixes
Basset Hound mixes
Bull Terrier mixes
Fox Terrier mixes
Shar Pei mixes
Shiba Inu mixes
Comparing Medium Breeds
Having trouble picking between two similar medium sized dog breeds?
Check out our articles below, looking at some of the most popular coin toss choices!
Australian Shepherd vs Australian Cattle Dog
Beagle vs Labrador Retriever
Border Collie vs Collie
Fox Hound vs Beagle
Labrador vs Labradoodle
Medium Breeds With Different Needs
Although medium sized dogs fit well into most homes, they are not equal in terms of the care they need.
Some dogs need more attention when it comes to picking special food, or getting to know their personality requirements.
These articles dive into the details for some of the medium breeds with more specialized care requirements.
Most medium breeds do fine on generic, high quality dog food.
But some breeds have trouble chewing, swallowing or digesting their food than others.
Particularly those with flatter facial features, like the English Bulldog.
Some of these gorgeous dogs have long or curly coats, others are short and cropped.
But short doesn't always mean easy going, which you will know if you've ever met a Labrador in shed!
These articles walk you through the right grooming tools for these slightly more complicatedly coated canines.
Australian Shepherd Brushes
Border Collie Grooming
Golden Retriever Brushes
The Best Medium Dog Breeds
Some of the most popular dog breeds in the world are medium sized.
And they come in an amazing range of packages.
With diverse coats, patterns, shapes and personalities.
So getting to know your preferred pup before picking a breeder or rescue centre is a must.
Still looking for the perfect dog for you? Check out our ultimate Breed Guide here, for pups of every shape, size and mix too.