Medium Dog Breeds
Are you looking to get a dog that’s not too big but not too small? If so, we can help. We have put a list together a comprehensive list of the most popular medium dog breeds in Australia.
Learn more about their history, characteristics, temperament, common health conditions and lots of other interesting facts to help you to choose the perfect medium sized dog for you and your family!
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Suited for hands-on, energetic and experienced owners, the Alaskan Husky has high needs for exercise and food. He is an excellent companion for people with active lifestyles and a love of the outdoors.
The American Bulldog is a large, stocky and powerful working dog breed from the Mastiff family.
American Staffordshire Terrier
The American Staffy, American Staffordshire Terrier or Amstaff is a very muscular and energetic medium-sized breed of domesticated dog with a short silky coat and a highly loyal and courageous temperament.
Australian Cattle Dog
Blue Heelers and Red Heelers are also known as Australian Cattle dogs. These sturdy medium sized dogs have been used as working dogs on farms and cattle stations.
In Australian slang, a cobber is a ‘mate’, and the name Cobberdog was chosen because it means ‘dog-friend’, referring to the breed’s primary purpose as a therapy and assistance dog.
The Australian Kelpie is a medium-sized dog originally bred for droving and mustering livestock. They are skilled and intelligent dogs with a rich history in Australia.
The Beagle is member of the hound group of domesticated dogs and its ancestry can be dated back 2,500 years.
The Border Collie is one of the world’s smartest and most popular dog breeds. Originally developed as a herding dog because of its intelligence and obedience, the Border Collie is a medium-sized dog known for its friendly temperament.
The English Bulldog is iconic for its wide-set frame, muscular physic and compact stubby legs.
The Bull Terrier is a stout and muscular dog, stubborn and independent in nature and very loyal to its owner.
Cardigan Welsh Corgi
Cardigan Welsh Corgis, affectionately known as ‘Cardis’, are named for Cardiganshire in southwest Wales, an area of rough, rocky terrain and they were bred to work with farmers to herd cattle and guard the farm.
The Cavoodle (a.k.a Cavapoo), a cross breed of the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and the Miniature Poodle, is the most popular small designer breed in Australia.