Medium-Haired Dog Breeds

If you can’t decide between a short- or long-haired dog, consider a medium-haired dog instead. They’re the best of both worlds. The slightly longer hair is often softer and fluffier than the coarse, wiry coats of short-haired breeds. Unlike long-haired dogs, though, many of these breeds are low-maintenance when it comes to grooming. Browse our list of medium-haired dog breeds to determine which one is right for you.


Airedale Terrier
Alaskan Malamute
American English Coonhound
American Eskimo Dog
American Water Spaniel
Australian Shepherd
Bearded Collie
Bedlington Terrier
Belgian Tervuren
Bichon Frise
Black Russian Terrier
Border Collie