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!
If you’re interested in looking at the most popular medium-sized dog breeds, see Top 10 Medium-sized Dogs In Australia.
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The Irish Terrier is a medium-sized dog and one of the oldest breeds of terrier. This handsome bearded dog is active and adaptable, suitable for life both in the country and in the city.
The Italian Spinone is a rugged hunting dog that descended from ancient Italian dogs to hunt in harsh terrain. This skilful all-rounder is known for versatility and adaptability.
The Keeshond, or ‘Kees’ to those on more affectionate terms with the breed, is a beautiful, eye-catching dog that is most recognisable by its long, heavy coat.
Old English Sheepdog
The Old English Sheepdog (OES) is a large breed of dog known for its long, shaggy coat. Originally bred to herd sheep and cattle, the modern OES is a very popular pet who adapts well to home life.
Portuguese Water Dog
The Portuguese Water Dog (affectionately known as the Portie) is a medium-sized dog known for its thick, curly coat which is (in most cases) hypoallergenic.
The Puli is a breed of Hungarian herding and livestock guarding dog with a uniquely distinctive coat. Characterised by long, woolly, corded dreadlocks covering his compact but powerful body.
The Schnauzer is a medium-size dog of German heritage whose popularity led to the development of two more breeds – the Miniature Schnauzer and the Giant Schnauzer.
The Schnoodle is a cross between a Schnauzer and a Poodle, bred to combine the Poodle’s eagerness with the sturdiness of the Schnauzer.
The ‘Scotch Collie’ refers to the original Collie dog that evolved in Scotland as a rugged and versatile working dog. The Scotch Collie is a “landrace breed” and was developed over generations to meet the needs of Scottish shepherds.
The Shar Pei is a mid-sized dog that has a distinctive wrinkled skin. It is also sometimes known as the Chinese Shar Pei.
The Shetland Sheepdog is a small to medium-sized herding dog. Armed with a thick, long-haired coat, the Shetland Sheep dog comes in a variety of colours, including blue merle, sable and tri-colour.
Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier
The Soft-coated Wheaten Terrier (simply referred to as “Wheaten Terrier” or “Wheaten”) is a medium-sized breed with a distinctive silky coat.