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Best medium sized dog breeds

Not too big and not too small – medium sized dogs are pawfect for all sorts of people. These medium sized dog breeds aren’t your average doggies though – they’ve got big personalities, big brains and tons of love to give. 

We’ve whittled down this list to some of the most popular medium sized dog breeds out there – could one be the perfect match for you?

Springer Spaniel

Spaniel running in water on a beach wearing a PitPat Dog Activity Monitor

Springer Spaniels are amongst the most popular dogs in the UK, and for good reason. They’re highly intelligent and affectionate pups who thrive in a family environment. They do well with plenty of exercise and training and excel at canine sports. Read more about Springer Spaniels.

Border Collie

Border Collie sat in a field wearing a red PitPat GPS Tracker

Border Collies are highly intelligent pups with a strong work ethic. They need plenty of exercise and mental stimulation to keep them happy and healthy. They thrive in homes that can give them plenty of attention, exercise, and training. Read more about Border Collies.


Vizsla looking through a fence wearing a green PitPat GPS

Vizslas love to spend time with people – they’ll stick to you like glue. They love to please so are easy to train, and their athletic nature means they make great running companions.

Standard Schnauzer

Schnauzers have personality by the bucket load – they all have their endearing quirks that make them funny and loveable. They make fantastic companions and even alert dogs – just make sure they get plenty of training to keep them happy and well behaved.

English Pointer

English Pointer beside a colourful shrub wearing a PitPat Dog Activity Monitor

Independent and active, Pointers are pawfect for owners looking for a dog who knows when to use their energy and when to chill out. You’ll see their characteristic point from just 2 months of age – if you’ve got small furry creatures in your house keep them far apart!


Dalmatian wearing a PitPat Dog Activity Monitor lying on a sofa.

Stars of Disney, Dalmatians are bouncy, playful pups making them great for families with older children and plenty of time for play. They’re easy to train but need early socialisation with other dogs and strangers to help them lead a happy life.


Lurchers are technically a crossbreed – the offspring of a sighthound (like a whippet) and a working breed (often terrier or pastoral breeds). These pups need plenty of training and attention, but thrive in family homes and in canine sports like flyball.

Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever

Duck Toller Retriever wet wearing a PitPat Dog Activity Monitor

The smallest of the Retriever breeds, the Duck Tolling Retriever is a playful and energetic pup who thrives with plenty of exercise and mental stimulation. They are good natured, dependable and love canine sports like obedience and agility.

Standard Cockapoo

Cockapoo in the woods wearing a PitPat GPS Tracker on an orange collar

There’s a reason Cockapoos are amongst the most popular crossbreeds in the UK. They’re bundles of fun, super smart and complete cuddle bugs – what’s not to love? Even better, their hypoallergenic coat means they are a great choice for those with mild allergies. Read more about Cockapoos

Staffordshire Bull Terriers

The misunderstood dog with a huge heart, Staffordshire Bull Terriers have won the hearts of the nation. These pups love to cuddle up on the sofa, play games with you and bounce around on their walks. They are easy to train, making them pawfect for first time dog owners.

Staffordshire Bull Terrier on green with owner

Mixed breed

Mixed Breed Dog

As far as we’re concerned, this list wouldn’t be complete without mentioning the humble mixed breed. When you buy or adopt a mixed breed dog you never quite know what you’re getting – cuddly? High energy? Playful? Who knows?! It’s all part of the fun. One thing is for sure – mixed breeds deserve just as much love as the purebreds.

Whatever dog breed you choose, you’ll want to ensure that they are happy and healthy throughout their life. When you get a PitPat Dog GPS Tracker or a PitPat Dog Activity Monitor, you can track your pups activity as they grow, with daily goals based on their breed, age and more. And with a PitPat GPS there’s the added benefit of location tracking, so you can let your best friend can explore their world to their hearts content.

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