Your Purebred Puppy, Honest Advice About Dogs and Dog Breeds

Medium-Size Dog Breeds

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

Positives and negatives, pros and cons, good and bad traits, of medium size dog breeds. Each review is based on my own personal experiences and extensive research. I'm Michele Welton – breed selection consultant, obedience instructor, and published author of 15 dog books.

If you're trying to choose a dog breed, please be sure to visit my articles on choosing & finding the right dog.


American Pit Bull Terrier American Pit Bull Terrier American Staffordshire Terrier American Staffordshire Terrier Australian Cattle Dog Australian Cattle Dog Australian Kelpie Australian Kelpie
Australian Shepherd Australian Shepherd Basset Hound Basset Hound Bearded Collie Bearded Collie Border Collie Border Collie
Brittany Spaniel Brittany Spaniel English Bulldog Bulldog (English) English Bull Terrier Bull Terrier (English) Canaan Dog Canaan Dog
Chinese Shar-Pei Chinese Shar-pei Chow Chow Chow Chow English Shepherd English Shepherd English Springer Spaniel English Springer Spaniel
Entlebucher Mountain Dog Entlebucher Mountain Dog Field Spaniel Field Spaniel Irish Water Spaniel Irish Water Spaniel Keeshond Keeshond
Mixed Breed Mixed Breed Norwegian Elkhound Norwegian Elkhound Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Nova Scotia Duck
Tolling Retriever
Pharaoh Hound Pharaoh Hound
Polish Lowland Sheepdog Polish Lowland Sheepdog Portuguese Water Dog Portuguese Water Dog Samoyed Samoyed Siberian Husky Siberian Husky
Standard Schnauzer Standard Schnauzer Vizsla Vizsla Welsh Springer Spaniel Welsh Springer Spaniel Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Wirehaired Pointing Griffon
SEE: tiny dog breeds
5-12" | 3-10 lbs
small dog breeds
12-15" | 10-20 lbs
midsize dog breeds
15-18" | 20-40 lbs
medium size dog breeds
18-22" | 40-60 lbs
large dog breeds
22-26" | 60-90 lbs
giant dog breeds
over 26" | over 100 lbs