Small dogs, love them, I am a pet parent of two. Big dogs, love them too, have had many great big dog friends in the past.  Sometimes you are looking for the in-between.  I typically say that small dogs are less than 25lbs, big dogs start at 70 lbs (when adults) and medium dogs, they fall in between.  The best medium dogs have the best traits of small and big dogs.  They can be easy to transport, fun-loving, cuddly and take up small amounts of space, while enjoying going out for adventures, playing fetch, going hiking and much more.  In addition, these dogs are not a fragile as their smaller counterparts and play and rough house more without fear.

Remember, a pet may be part of your life, but you are a pets whole life. You are the dog’s experience in life, so let’s make it an amazing one, they will make your life an amazing one too.

As stated before, medium dogs typically start at 25lbs going up to about 70lbs.

There you have it, let us do our K9 conversation about some of the best medium dog breeds for your home!

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Medium Sized Dog Breeds

Great for people living in apartments, town homes and spaces with a bit of a yard.  Excellent for outdoorsy people looking for a companion for runs, trips to the park, hiking and much more  Here are 10 great medium dog breeds to consider:

Australian Cattle Dog
Australian Cattle Dog smiling on the beach

Australian Cattle Dog smiling on the beach

Loyal and curious they make great companions and love to explore.  The usually are up to 50lbs, pack a musclar size into a smaller frame.  They make great hiking buddies!

Beagle
American Beagle on the beach, smiling in front of the waves

American Beagle on the beach, smiling in front of the waves

Fun loving couch potato’s.  These guys are happy hanging out on the couch, or going out for some play time. These companions are great for car rides and trips to the park.

Border Collie
Black with white central features, Border Collie up close to the camera

Black with white central features, Border Collie up close to the camera

If you have an active lifestyle, regularly go for runs or hikes, then a Border Collie will be a great medium size dog breed for you.  They require regular exercise, and play and will be loving companions.  If left alone for too long they can become mischievous and chew on things.

Bull Terrier
White Bull Terrier sitting in a chair

White Bull Terrier sitting in a chair

Clown, thats the central theme of this medium dog breed.  They are energetic and fun, small dog packed in a medium body.  They are entertaining and interactive dogs that love to have fun.

Dalmatian
Three Dalmatians sitting on snow

Three Dalmatians sitting on snow

No, you don’t need to be a firefighter to have a Dalmatian!  These dogs can be fun-loving and social, but they have sensitive confidence and need reassurance from their parents.

Kerry Blue Terrier

We will work on finding a picture of one of these adorable medium sized dogs.  Energetic and socialable, these dogs love to be around people and are well suited for large familys.

Standard Schnauzer
Standard Schnauzer with a grey coat running on wet sand, possibly a beach

Standard Schnauzer with a grey coat running on wet sand, possibly a beach

Strong willed, yet loyal and smart, these dogs make great watch dogs.  They enjoy regular excercise and getting outdoors with their pet parents.

Whippet
Black with white features on the face/nose, Whippet being held in front a lake

Black with white features on the face/nose, Whippet being held in front a lake

Whippets, fast and agile, their short coat is easy to maintain and groom.  These guys require regular excercise and love to chase anything that moves!

American Staffordshire Terrier
White with black features on the face, American Staffordshire Terrier chewing on a stick on the grass in front of yellow flowers

White with black features on the face, American Staffordshire Terrier chewing on a stick on the grass in front of yellow flowers

Not a pitbull, often confused for one.  We will do an article on how misunderstood pitbull dogs really are.  Though they look similar, the American Stafford is highly energetic, loving, affectionate and playful.

Bearded Collie
Bearded Collie Running through the grass

Bearded Collie Running through the grass

These dogs have wonderful coats, are very fluffy that makes them appear larger than they really are.  Highly energetic with a herding mentality, they require regular excercise with their regular grooming.


First Time Pet Parent?

Check out our post for first time pet owners, we check out 5 of the best small dog breeds and 5 of the best large dog breeds for first time owners.

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