Medium Dog Breeds

Here is a list of medium sized dog breeds

This List has 4 sections (click to jump):

Average medium sized breeds

Medium-large dog breeds

Medium-small dog breeds


Average medium sized dog breeds

Average medium-sized dog breeds stand about 18-22 inches at the shoulder and weigh about 40-60 pounds.

American Pit Bull Terrier

Pit bull

American Staffordshire Terrier


Australian Cattle Dog

Australian Cattle Dog Breed

Australian KelpieAustralian Kelpie

Australian Shepherd

Australian Shepherd dog breed

Basset Hound

Basset Hound

Bearded Collie

Bearded Collie

Border Collie

Brittany Spaniel

Brittany Spaniel


Companion dogs Bulldog

Bull Terrier

BullTerrier image

Finnish Spitz

Finnish Spitz breed of dog

Canaan Dog

Canaan Dog

Chinese Shar-pei

Shar Pei puppies

Irish Terrier

Irish Terrier

Chow Chow

Chow chow tongue

English Springer Spaniel

English Springer Spaniel

Entlebucher Mountain Dog

Entlebucher Mountain Dog

Field Spaniel

Field Spaniel Image

Irish Water Spaniel

Irish Water Spaniel dog image


The Keeshond

Norwegian Elkhound

hound breeds norwegian elkhound

Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever

Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers

Pharaoh Hound

Hound breeds Pharaoh Hound

Polish Lowland Sheepdog

Polish Lowland Sheepdog with puppy

Portuguese Water Dog

Retriever clip Portuguese Water Dog



Siberian Husky

Siberian Husky Colours

Standard Schnauzer

Black Standard Schnauzer


Smooth Vizsla Head

Welsh Springer Spaniel

Welsh Springer Spaniel Image

Wirehaired Pointing Griffon

Wirehaired Pointing Griffon

Medium-large dog breeds

These breeds are a bit larger than medium sized dogs

Akita Inu

Akita Inu

Afghan Hound

Afghan Hound dogs

Airedale Terrier



White Boxer dog image

Clumber Spaniel

Clumber Spaniels

Curly Coated Retriever

Curly Coated Retriever

Flat Coated Retriever

Giant Schnauzer

Black Giant Schnauzer

Ibizan Hound

Ibizan Hound

English Pointer

English Pointer gait


Black and Tan Beauceron


Briard dog breed


non sporting breed Dalmatian

Golden Retriever

Golden Retriever

Irish Setter

Red Setter Irish Red White Setter

Standard Poodle

Poodle (Standard Variety)


Black and Tan Coonhound female

English Setter

English Setter

Belgian Shepherd Dogs

Belgian Shepherd Dogs Groenendael Tervuren Malinois Laekenois


Hound dogs Bloodhound




German Shorthaired Pointer

German Wirehaired Pointer

German Wirehaired Pointer Image

Gordon Setter

Gordon Setter Dog Breed

Italian Spinone

Spinone Italiano breed image

Old English Sheepdog

Old English Sheepdog




Rottweiler is The Boss


Otterhound puppy

German Shepherd Dog


Doberman Pinscher

Doberman Pinscher

Labrador Retriever

Labrador Retrievers


hound breeds Saluki


Rampur Greyhound picture

Greater Swiss Mountain Dog

Greater Swiss Mountain Dog GSMD Image

Chesapeake Bay Retriever

Chesapeake Bay Retriever dog breed


Medium-small dog breeds

These dog breeds are between small and medium. They stand about 15-18 inches at the shoulder and weigh about 20-40 pounds.

Standard American Eskimo Dog

Standard American Eskimo Dog

American Water Spaniel

American Water Spaniel image



Hound breeds Beagle

Bedlington Terrier

Terriers Bedlington Terrier


Cesky Terrier

Cesky Terrier dog breed


Cocker Spaniel (American)


Cocker Spaniel (English)


Dandie Dinmont Terrier

French Bulldog


German Pinscher

German Pinschers


Glen of Imaal Terrier

terrier breeds glen of imaal terrier

Kerry Blue Terrier

Miniature Bull Terrier

Norwegian Buhund

Norwegian Buhund colours

Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen

Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen dog breed


Hungarian Puli puppy

Rat Terrier

terrier breeds rat terrier

Sealyham Terrier

Terrier dog breeds Sealyham Terrier

Shetland Sheepdog

Sable Shetland Sheepdog

Shiba Inu

non sporting breed shiba inu

Skye Terrier

terrier breeds skye terrier

Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier

Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers

Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Staffordshire Bull Terrier on beach

Sussex Spaniel

Sussex Spaniel Image

Swedish Vallhund

Swedish Vallhund

Tibetan Terrier

tibetan terrier companion breed

Cardigan Welsh Corgi

Cardigan Welsh Corgi

Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Pembroke Welsh Corgi


Hound breeds Whippet


Toy dog breed xoloitzcuintli

Frequently Asked Questions

medium dog breeds that don’t shed

Here is a list of medium sized dogs that are hypoallergenic: Kerry Blue Terrier; Standard Poodle; Portuguese water dog; Puli; Standard schnauzer; Soft coated wheaten terrier; Wire fox terrier

Which is the best medium sized dog for family?

This is a very tough question. Most medium-sized dogs were originally bred for herding, giving them the intelligence and patience to make the perfect companion for your family. Our pick is the Shetland Sheepdog.

Which is the best medium sized dog for kids?


Which is the best medium sized guard dog?

Doberman Pinscher / Belgian Malinois

Which is the best medium sized watchdog?

Standard Schnauzer

Which is the best medium sized dog for apartment living?