Popular Medium-Size Dog Breeds

English Springer Spaniel

A medium-sized bird dog, the English springer spaniel is known for its athleticism and dogged determination on the field. 

Springers are great with kids and other pets, they need rather active households to thrive.


The Dalmatian, widely recognized for its characteristic markings, is a rather large medium-sized dog.

Dalmatians are friendly and outgoing, a few of them have the obstinate streak or neurotic traits that plague the breed.

Bull Terrier

The bull terrier is a lovable goofball that loves to play. Despite their low stature and stocky build, these dogs qualify as medium-sized for their huge bones and strong muscles. 

This breed needs a lot of mental and physical stimulation or it will become restless and energetic.

Cocker Spaniel

The cocker spaniel is a decent choice if you don't have a lot of room because it is on the smaller end of the medium dog range.

The coat of a cocker must be brushed every day if it is to be maintained long.


The bulldog is a stocky breed of dog that typically sleeps with its mouth open. Despite their compact build, bulldogs fall well into the medium-sized canine category.

Bulldog puppies are often very active, but as they mature, they tend to slow down. 


The Brittany is another fine hunting dog of medium size. The high-energy dogs of this breed do best when engaged in sports like agility or hunting.

If you keep your Brittany busy and happy, it will reward you with an energetic and loving relationship. 

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