10 Popular Medium-Breed Dogs From Around The World

For many potential dog owners, the most difficult part of the process is trying to decide on a suitable dog breed, but a medium-breed dog is a great one to consider.

If you are a newbie dog owner, you may want to consider opting for a medium-sized dog breed, rather than one that is too large or too small.

This is especially true if you live in an apartment complex or a relatively confined living space because it would be impossible for you to then consider keeping a really large dog breed.

Furthermore, taking care of a medium-breed dog is typically easier than taking care of a dog that is too small or too large.

If you are considering your options, here are some of the most popular medium-breed dogs from around the world.

1. Poodle

Poodles are adorable, that much is for certain! They are the cuddliest, furriest, friendliest little things, and they are the perfect size to accompany you in all your many adventures!

This isn’t the best part, though. Despite their great fur, poodles don’t shed!

So you don’t have all that much to worry about in the shedding department.

Another reason to buy or adopt a poodle is that poodles are extremely family-oriented. So if you have small children in the house, they’re likely to have a ball with your medium-sized poodle!

2. Labrador Retrievers

These dogs are especially popular in the United States. They have a lot more to offer than just the perfect size.

Labs are friendly, goofy, and hard-working!

Most importantly, they love to make those around them smile and laugh! Labs are the perfect choice for a family of people, especially one with young children, or even elderly.

3. Bulldogs

Bulldogs are one of the lazier of the dog breeds. But the good news is, they’re still pretty great as companions.

So if you’re looking for a pup to be your workout buddy, well, then you may want to pick a different dog.

Bulldogs are the perfect option for you if you are someone who simply loves to just cuddle up with your pet on a rainy or cold winter’s day, near the fireplace.

Bulldogs like most other dogs, are also loyal and courageous, among other things.

4. Basset Hounds

Basset Hounds are another great option if you are considering a medium-sized dog.  Basset hounds are some of the most easy-going, good-natured dogs you can opt for. They are also typically known for their good-humored nature.

One thing to keep in mind with regards to basset hounds is that they can be awfully stubborn at times. Because they are so stubborn, it becomes difficult to sometimes train them or to inculcate obedience in them.

But other than these small things, a basset hound is an absolute delight to have around the house!

5. Australian Shepherd

These dogs have many great qualities – they are independent and pretty intelligent. Moreover, they are extremely loyal and have very strong herd instincts.

This type of dog typically gets really uncomfortable around strange or new people. So you may not want to consider this particular breed if you are a social beast or if you love to take your dog with you wherever you go.

6. Siberian Husky

This great pet will enjoy the great outdoors just as much you do! A husky is very clever, happy-go-lucky and loves to play outdoors.

This particular breed of dog is extremely energetic and will love to accompany you on all sorts of adventures!

Huskies are friendly but stubborn in equal measure.

Regardless, if you are someone who loves to camp out, trek on mountains or even just go on trips regularly, your husky will love to do the same!

7. Collie

Collies are some of the sweetest dog breeds out there. Their devotion and love is sincere and un-paralleled, even when compared to other breeds of dogs.

These dogs are also the most affectionate breed out there. They are loyal and obedient and will most likely follow all your commands.

The only potential problem with them is that they bark quite a bit. So you might not be able to sleep at night. But collies are too great to give up on!

8. Airedale Terrier

This particular breed is well known for its loyalty. They are also extremely reliable and trustworthy, especially with children.

Airedale terriers also typically are really easy to please. They also learn very quickly so you shouldn’t have any problems during their training.

One problem with them is that they usually don’t tend to get along all too well with other dogs, so keep this in mind before adopting or buying a dog of this breed.

9. Boxers

Boxers, just like most other dog breeds, are really entertaining and fun to play with. They are also very energetic and require loads of exercise every single day.

Another great reason to opt for a boxer is that they are amazing watchdogs! If you have little children or even otherwise, boxers can be your safeguard, watching out for any suspicious-looking figures.

So if you decide to opt for this breed, you will always be safe and protected!

10.   Shetland Sheepdog

Shelties are very energetic, entertaining, and loads of fun to play with. The best part is, they love to cuddle with you!

These were ten of the most popular medium-breed dogs from around the world. Medium-breed dogs are an absolute delight. Good luck finding one that’s perfect for you!

by Bobby J Davidson || You can’t buy love, but you can rescue it™

Facts About Animal Homelessness:

  1. Only 1 out of every 10 dogs born will find a permanent home.
  2. The main reasons animals are in shelters: owners give them up, or animal control finds them on the street.
  3. Each year, approximately 2.7 million dogs and cats are killed every year because shelters are too full and there aren’t enough adoptive homes. Act as a publicist for your local shelter so pets can find homes. Sign up for Shelter Pet PR.
  4. Approximately 7.6 million companion animals enter animal shelters nationwide every year. Of those, approximately 3.9 million are dogs and 3.4 million are cats.
  5. According to the National Council on Pet Population Study and Policy (NCPPSP), less than 2% of cats and only 15 to 20% of dogs are returned to their owners.
  6. 25% of dogs that enter local shelters are purebred.
  7. About twice as many animals enter shelters as strays compared to the number that are relinquished by their owners.
  8. It’s impossible to determine how many stray dogs and cats live in the United States. Estimates for cats alone range up to 70 million.
  9. Only 10% of the animals received by shelters have been spayed or neutered. Overpopulation, due to owners letting their pets accidentally or intentionally reproduce, sees millions of these “excess” animals killed annually.
  10. Many strays are lost pets that were not kept properly indoors or provided with identification.
  11. According to The Humane Society, there are about 3,500 brick-and-mortar animal shelters in the US and 10,000 rescue groups and animal sanctuaries in North America.

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