Common Types of Medium-Sized Dogs

American Staffordshire Terrier

Male American Staffordshire terriers tend to be a little bigger than females, but both sexes of this breed are considered large. 

These dogs are known to be extremely loving and active, making them great companions for busy families.

Australian Cattle Dog

The Australian cattle dog, a breed that falls in the middle of the medium-size canine spectrum, is a lively and perceptive canine. 

This hardworking canine is small but powerful.

Australian Shepherd

The Australian shepherd is a medium-sized dog breed known for its high intelligence and boundless energy. 

The high agility and natural athleticism of the herding breed make it a natural for dog sports like flying disc and agility.

Basset Hound

The basset hound is a laid-back breed of dog with a unique look. Despite their compact build and short legs, these canines are securely in the medium size category.

The Basset Hound is prone to ear infections and skin problems, therefore it's important for owners to keep their pets' ears and coats clean. 


Beagles are loved by their owners because they are amiable, sweet, and somewhat energetic.

This means that, despite their small size, they are robust dogs that can tolerate vigorous play or a lengthy journey.

Bearded Collie

The bearded collie is a social and intelligent canine. The dog's true weight is closer to 50 pounds than people might guess. 

Its fluffy coat makes it appear massive, yet its slender, nimble body belies its outward appearance. 

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