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Medium Dog Breeds

Updated on January 9, 2018

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Toy Dog Breeds

Small Dog Breeds

Medium Dog Breeds

Large Dog Breeds

Giant Dog Breeds

The List

Medium dog breeds make the perfect pets for many types of people. They are small enough to be carried, but they are still big enough to make good hunting dogs, jogging companions, or guard dogs. Here is a list of most of the medium dog breeds. All of these breeds average between 15 and 20 inches at the shoulder. I have also included ratings of each breed's aggression, playfulness, watch dog ability, grooming, shedding, energy, and intelligence. Remember, though, that each individual dog can be different in certain categories from the breed average. So it is okay if you have a dog that doesn't match up with the ratings on this site.

American Eskimo Dog
American Eskimo Dog

American Eskimo Dog

Aggression- low

Playfulness- high

Watch Dog- very high

Grooming- medium

Shedding- low

Energy- medium

Intelligence- medium

More American Eskimo Dog Info

American Staffordshire Terrier
American Staffordshire Terrier

American Staffordshire Terrier

Aggression-high

Playfulness- medium

Watch Dog- very high

Grooming- medium

Shedding- low

Energy- medium

Intelligence- medium

More American Staffordshire Terrier Info

American Water Spaniel
American Water Spaniel

American Water Spaniel

Aggression- low

Playfulness- high

Watch Dog- high

Grooming- medium

Shedding- low

Energy- high

Intelligence- medium

More American Water Spaniel Info

Australian Cattle Dog
Australian Cattle Dog

Australian Cattle Dog

Aggression- low

Playfulness- high

Watch Dog- very high

Grooming- low

Shedding- low

Energy- very high

Intelligence- very high

More Australian Cattle Dog Info

Australian Shepherd
Australian Shepherd

Australian Shepherd

Aggression- low

Playfulness- very high

Watch Dog- very high

Grooming- medium

Shedding- low

Energy- high

Intelligence- medium

More Australian Shepherd Info

Basset Hound
Basset Hound

Basset Hound

Aggression- low

Playfulness- low

Watch Dog- high

Grooming- low

Shedding- low

Energy- very low

Intelligence- medium

More Basset Hound Info

Bedlington Terrier
Bedlington Terrier

Bedlington Terrier

Aggression- low

Playfulness- medium

Watch Dog- medium

Grooming- medium

Shedding- low

Energy- medium

Intelligence- medium

More Bedlington Terrier Info

Border Collie
Border Collie

Border Collie

Aggression- medium

Playfulness- high

Watch Dog- high

Grooming- medium

Shedding- low

Energy- very high

Intelligence- very high

More Border Collie Info

Brittany Spaniel
Brittany Spaniel

Brittany Spaniel

Aggression-low

Playfulness- high

Watch Dog- high

Grooming-low

Shedding- low

Energy- high

Intelligence- high

More Brittany Spaniel Info

Bull Terrier
Bull Terrier

Bull Terrier

Aggression-medium

Playfulness- high

Watch Dog- very high

Grooming- very low

Shedding- low

Energy- high

Intelligence-low

More Bull Terrier Info

Bulldog
Bulldog

Bulldog

Aggression-medium

Playfulness- high

Watch Dog- low

Grooming- very low

Shedding- low

Energy- very low

Intelligence-low

More Bulldog Info

Canaan Dog
Canaan Dog

Canaan Dog

Aggression-low

Playfulness- medium

Watch Dog- very high

Grooming- low

Shedding- low

Energy- medium

Intelligence-high

More Canaan Dog Info

Chinese Shar Pei
Chinese Shar Pei

Shar Pei

Aggression- high

Playfulness- low

Watch Dog- very high

Grooming- low

Shedding- low

Energy- medium

Intelligence-low

More Chinese Shar Pei Info

Chow Chow
Chow Chow

Chow Chow

Aggression- high

Playfulness- low

Watch Dog- very high

Grooming- high

Shedding- medium

Energy- low

Intelligence-low

More Chow Chow Info

Clumber Spaniel
Clumber Spaniel

Clumber Spaniel

Aggression- low

Playfulness- medium

Watch Dog- low

Grooming- medium

Shedding- low

Energy- medium

Intelligence-medium

More Clumber Spaniel Info

Dalmation
Dalmation

Dalmatian

Aggression-low

Playfulness- high

Watch Dog- high

Grooming- low

Shedding- low

Energy- high

Intelligence-medium

More Dalmatian Info

English Springer Spaniel
English Springer Spaniel

English Springer Spaniel

Aggression-low

Playfulness- high

Watch Dog- very high

Grooming- high

Shedding- medium

Energy- high

Intelligence-high

More English Springer Spaniel Info

Field Spaniel
Field Spaniel

Field Spaniel

Aggression-low

Playfulness- high

Watch Dog- very high

Grooming- medium

Shedding- low

Energy- high

Intelligence-high

More Field Spaniel Info

Finnish Spitz
Finnish Spitz

Finnish Spitz

Aggression-high

Playfulness- medium

Watch Dog- high

Grooming- medium

Shedding- low

Energy- high

Intelligence-medium

More Finnish Spitz Info

German Pinscher
German Pinscher

German Pinscher

Aggression-high

Playfulness- high

Watch Dog- very high

Grooming- very low

Shedding-very low

Energy- high

Intelligence- medium

More German Pinscher Info

Glen of Imaal Terrier
Glen of Imaal Terrier

Glen of Imaal Terrier

Aggression-low

Playfulness- high

Watch Dog- very high

Grooming- low

Shedding-low

Energy- medium

Intelligence- medium

More Glen of Imaal Terrier Info

Harrier
Harrier

Harrier

Aggression- medium

Playfulness- high

Watch Dog- very high

Grooming- very low

Shedding-very low

Energy- high

Intelligence- medium

More Harrier Info

Ibizan Hound
Ibizan Hound

Ibizan Hound

Aggression- medium

Playfulness- medium

Watch Dog- high

Grooming- medium

Shedding-low

Energy- high

Intelligence- medium

More Ibizan Hound Info

Irish Terrier
Irish Terrier

Irish Terrier

Aggression- high

Playfulness- high

Watch Dog- very high

Grooming- high

Shedding-medium

Energy- medium

Intelligence- medium

More Irish Terrier Info

Keeshond
Keeshond

Keeshond

Aggression- low

Playfulness- high

Watch Dog- very high

Grooming- medium

Shedding-medium

Energy- medium

Intelligence- medium

More Keeshond Info

Kerry Blue Terrier
Kerry Blue Terrier

Kerry Blue Terrier

Aggression- high

Playfulness- high

Watch Dog- very high

Grooming- high

Shedding-medium

Energy- medium

Intelligence- low

More Kerry Blue Terrier Info

Norwegian Buhund
Norwegian Buhund

Norwegian Buhund

Aggression- medium

Playfulness- high

Watch Dog- very high

Grooming- medium

Shedding-low

Energy- high

Intelligence- medium

More Norwegian Buhund Info

Norwegian Elkhound
Norwegian Elkhound

Norwegian Elkhound

Aggression- medium

Playfulness- high

Watch Dog- very high

Grooming- medium

Shedding-low

Energy- high

Intelligence- medium

More Norwegian Elkhound Info

Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever

Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever

Aggression- very low

Playfulness- very high

Watch Dog- low

Grooming- low

Shedding-low

Energy- high

Intelligence- high

More Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Info

Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen
Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen

Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen

Aggression- low

Playfulness- high

Watch Dog- high

Grooming- medium

Shedding-low

Energy- high

Intelligence- medium

More Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen Info

Pharaoh Hound
Pharaoh Hound

Pharaoh Hound

Aggression- medium

Playfulness- high

Watch Dog- high

Grooming- low

Shedding-low

Energy- medium

Intelligence- medium

More Pharaoh Hound Info

Polish Lowland Sheepdog
Polish Lowland Sheepdog

Polish Lowland Sheepdog

Aggression- low

Playfulness- high

Watch Dog- very high

Grooming- high

Shedding-medium

Energy- high

Intelligence- high

More Polish Lowland Sheepdog Info

Puli
Puli

Puli

Aggression- high

Playfulness- medium

Watch Dog- very high

Grooming- very high

Shedding-medium

Energy- high

Intelligence- medium

More Puli Info

Saluki
Saluki

Saluki

Aggression- medium

Playfulness- medium

Watch Dog- high

Grooming- medium

Shedding-low

Energy- low

Intelligence- medium

More Saluki Info

Schnauzer
Schnauzer

Schnauzer

Aggression- medium

Playfulness- high

Watch Dog- very high

Grooming- medium

Shedding-low

Energy- high

Intelligence- medium

More Schnauzer Info

Skye Terrier
Skye Terrier

Skye Terrier

Aggression- high

Playfulness- medium

Watch Dog- very high

Grooming- medium

Shedding-low

Energy- low

Intelligence- medium

More Skye Terrier Info

Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier
Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

Aggression- low

Playfulness- high

Watch Dog- very high

Grooming- high

Shedding-medium

Energy- high

Intelligence- medium

More Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Info

Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Aggression- low

Playfulness- medium

Watch Dog- medium

Grooming- very low

Shedding-very low

Energy- medium

Intelligence- medium

More Staffordshire Bull Terrier Info

Sussex Spaniel
Sussex Spaniel

Sussex Spaniel

Aggression- low

Playfulness- medium

Watch Dog- high

Grooming- medium

Shedding-low

Energy- medium

Intelligence- medium

More Sussex Spaniel Info

Tibetan Terrier
Tibetan Terrier

Tibetan Terrier

Aggression- low

Playfulness- medium

Watch Dog- high

Grooming- high

Shedding-medium

Energy- medium

Intelligence- medium

More Tibetan Terrier Info

Vizsla
Vizsla

Vizsla

Aggression- low

Playfulness- high

Watch Dog- high

Grooming- very low

Shedding-very low

Energy- medium

Intelligence- medium

More Vizsla Info

Welsh Springer Spaniel
Welsh Springer Spaniel

Welsh Springer Spaniel

Aggression- low

Playfulness- medium

Watch Dog- high

Grooming- medium

Shedding-low

Energy- medium

Intelligence- medium

More Welsh Springer Spaniel Info

Whippet
Whippet

Whippet

Aggression- very low

Playfulness- medium

Watch Dog- very high

Grooming- very low

Shedding-very low

Energy- medium

Intelligence- medium

More Whippet Info



You are now viewing the list of medium dog breeds, to view a different size range use these links:

Toy Dog Breeds

Small Dog Breeds

Medium Dog Breeds

Large Dog Breeds

Giant Dog Breeds

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      indra christian 

      20 months ago

      You should add a crossbreed dogs

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      Garima Bista 

      3 years ago from Kathmandu,Nepal

      Enjoyed reading this and it was very informative!

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      stella vadakin 

      3 years ago from 3460NW 50 St Bell, Fl32619

      Hi like your hubs on the dogs. I had a Dalmatian for 15 years and he shed like crazy, it maybe from living in Fl.

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      SO VERY HELPUL

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      thank you very much!

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      Miss Lil' Atlanta 

      7 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      Once again another really good blog with nice pictures.

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