10 Most Popular Medium Sized Dog Breeds

Smart, independent Aussies with strong herding instincts will want to stay nearby. These dogs love their owners but are suspicious of outsiders.

Australian Shepherd

Basset hounds are kind, laid-back, and funny. Their stubbornness and laziness make training them difficult.

Basset Hound

GSPs can run, run, and run some more for something different. For busy families, this dog may be right.

German Shorthaired Pointer

Huskies are smart, joyful, and enthusiastic. Though friendly, they're stubborn. This active dog loves the outdoors, especially in cooler climates.

Siberian Husky

Timmy and Lassie know Collies are loyal. Active and affectionate herders can follow directions quickly and accurately, although they are noisy.


Labradors are smart, friendly, and loyal, thus they're the most popular U.S. breed. Labs work well as service, guide, and rescue dogs because they're eager to please.

Labrador Retriever

Despite their stunning appearance, poodles are more than just pretty. Create amusing tricks to teach them since they're smart.


If you have a one-dog household, get an Airedale since they're eager to please and quick learners but don't get along with other dogs.

Airedale Terrier

Boxers are playful watchdogs who protect your home from visitors. They need daily exercise to maintain their exuberance.


Australian Cattle Dogs (Blue Heelers) are hardworking herders who need lots of exercise and mental stimulation. Your reward is a curious, alert companion.

Australian Cattle Dog