10 Medium Sized Dogs Ideal For Small Homes!

In this article, we will be taking a quick look at a number of medium-sized dogs that are perfect for small homes and good around families and children. Each of these breeds is common and have plenty of easy to reach breeders to help you get your hands on the puppy of your choice. The below links can help you get in touch with a breeder:-

Golden Retriever

First up on our list is the Golden Retriever, a massively popular breed that has maintained its place on the list for many years. It is also one of the most popular breeds in the world making it easy to find a reputable breeder to source your pup from.

Here are some common characteristics of a Golden Retrievers Temperament:-

  • Intelligent
  • Kind
  • Reliable
  • Trustworthy
  • Confident
  • Friendly

The video below is excellent in depth overview of what you can expect if you choose to purchase a Golden Retriever.

Labrador Retriever

Next up, we have the Labrador Retriever one of the most popular dog breeds in the world, so popular in fact that it has been the most popular dog breed in the USA, Canada, and the UK for five years in a row now.

Here is a list of common Labrador Retriever characteristics:-

  • Kind
  • Outgoing
  • Agile
  • Gentle
  • Intelligent
  • Even Tempered
  • Trusting

Here are some of our other articles that could be helpful if you decided to get your self a labrador retriever.

The video below is an excellent source of additional information on Labrador Retrievers.

Basset Hound

Next up on our list is the trusty Basset Hound. They have increased in popularity recently making it easier to get hold of reputable breeders to source a puppy. The below are some common characteristics for Basset Hounds:-

    • Sweet-Tempered
    • Devoted
    • Tenacious
    • Affectionate
    • Gentle
    • Friendly

Beagle

Next up on our list is the Beagle, another breed that is slowly increasing in popularity and establishing itself as a leading dog breed. The below are some characteristics common to Beagles:-

  • Amiable
  • Even Tempered
  • Gentle
  • Determined
  • Excitable
  • Intelligent

The video below goes into greater detail on Beagles.

Boston Terrier

Boston terrier

Next up we have the Boston Terrier, although a smaller breed in size, it is gaining massive popularity. It’s smaller size makes it perfect for those who are living in smaller apartments or homes. If you are living in an apartment then our post on potty training your dog in an apartment may be helpful to you.

Here is a list of common characteristics of Boston Terriers:-

  • Lively
  • Intelligent
  • Friendly

The video below also goes into much more detail on the Boston Terrier and what you can expect if you choose to own one.

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Next up, we have the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, another smaller breed but it has held its own when it comes to the popularity scale. Again, due to its smaller size, it is perfect if you are living in a smaller home or an apartment.

The following characteristics are common in the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel breed:-

  • Fearless
  • Affectionate
  • Sociable
  • Patient
  • Playful
  • Adaptable

The video below goes into more detail on the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.

Border Collie

Next up, we have the Border Collie, although its popularity has waned over recent years, it is still an ideal breed for those looking for a medium-sized breed that does well in an apartment. The below are some characteristics that are common in a Border Collie:-

  • Tenacious
  • Responsive
  • Loyal
  • Keen
  • Energetic
  • Alert
  • Intelligent

The video below goes into more detail on the Border Collie breed.

Siberian Husky

Heading back to the larger breeds, next up on our list, we have the Siberian Husky. Although a higher energy breed of dog than the rest on the list, the husky can be an excellent pet and make a good companion.

The following are a list of common traits in a Siberian Husky:-

  • Outgoing
  • Energetic
  • Alert
  • Gentle
  • Friendly
  • Intelligent

The video below goes into much more detail on the Siberian Husky.

Boxer

Next up, another one of the larger dog breeds, the boxer dog. Although not as popular as some of the other breeds on the list, the boxer dog can make an excellent companion for anyone looking for a medium-sized dog. The below is a list of common attributed the boxer dog posesses:-

  • Devoted
  • Loyal
  • Intelligent
  • Cheerful
  • Energetic
  • Playful
  • Confident
  • Brave

The below video goes into more detail on the boxer dog breed.

Shih Tzu

The last dog on our list is the Shih Tzu, one of the smaller breeds on the list. Although less popular than the other dogs on the list, the Shih Tzu can make a loyal companion for you. The below are a list of attributes that are common among Shih Tzu dogs:-

  • Outgoing
  • Loyal
  • Clever
  • Livley
  • Gentle
  • Playful
  • Alert
  • Spunky

The video below goes into much more detail on the Shih Tzu breed.