The 12 Best medium-sized Dogs For families

Congrats! Your kids convinced you to get a dog (or maybe vice versa?). It's time to research breeds well-suited for kids and active family life.
Finding a dog that's just right for your family, both in size and personality, is important to everyone's happiness. our advice? go for a medium-sized breed. here are 12 to consider.

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1. COLLIE

COLLIES ARE NOTORIOUS FOR THEIR KID-FRIENDLINESS & SHOWING AFFECTION TO CHILDREN. THEY LEARN QUICKLY & LOVE RUNNING AROUND WITH THEIR COMPANIONS.

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2. AMERICAN STAFFORDSHIRE TERRIER

THESE PUPS ARE TRAINABLE AND ENERGETIC, HAVE A HAPPY-GO-LUCKY PERSONALITY AND A HEALTHY DOSE OF LOYALTY.

3. boykin spaniel

IN A MORE MELLOW HOUSEHOLD, THE BOYKIN SPANIEL WILL FEEL RIGHT AT HOME. THESE DOGS ARE SWEET-NATURED AND UNAFRAID TO SHOW AFFECTION.

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4. BORDER COLLIE 

THESE PUPS ARE BALLS OF ENERGY & NEED TONS OF ATTENTION (AND EXERCISE), SO A LARGER FAMILY WITH ACTIVE KIDS MAY BE BETTER SUITED TO MEET THESE NEEDS.

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5. BRITTANY

THIS IS A GLASS-HALF-FULL KIND OF DOG. BRITTANYS ARE GENUINELY UPBEAT ANIMALS WHO WERE BRED TO HUNT, SO ARE EAGER FOR OUTDOOR TIME.

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6. BULLDOG

BULLDOGS ARE TEDDY BEARS, READY AND WILLING TO FOLLOW THEIR FAMILIES ANYWHERE, BE IT A CITY APARTMENT OR COUNTRYSIDE MANOR.

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7. CHOW CHOW

THESE LOVABLE LUMPS HAVE CAT-LIKE TENDENCIES & ENJOY LOUNGING ALONGSIDE THEIR FAVORITE HUMANS AND KIDS.

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8. DALMATIAN

DALMATIANS ARE STRONG DOGS WHO AREN'T AFRAID TO PROTECT THEIR LOVED ONES. THEY ARE INSTINCTIVELY VIGILANT AND AFFECTIONATE.

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9. ENGLISH SPRINGER SPANIEL

THESE PUPS GENUINELY WANT TO SPEND TIME WITH YOU. PLUS THEY'RE SMART AND LOVE TO PLEASE, SO OBEDIENCE TRAINING IS A CINCH.

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10. FINNISH SPITZ

THEY ARE HAPPY DOGS WHO LOVE TO RUN AND DON'T LIKE TO BE WITHOUT THEIR PEOPLE. THEY CAN BE WARY OF STRANGERS, WHICH MAKES THEM KEEN WATCH DOGS.

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11. PYRENEAN SHEPHERD

THIS SHEPHERD COMES IN TWO VARIETIES: SMOOTH-FACED & ROUGH-FACED. BOTH VERSIONS ARE LIVELY, AGREEABLE, & READY TO LEARN & FOLLOW YOU WHEREVER YOU GO.

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THESE LOVABLE, GENTLE CREATURES HAVE AN INDEPENDENT STREAK, BUT HAVE BEEN BRED TO BE UNFLINCHINGLY LOYAL TO THEIR COMPANIONS ONCE TRAINED.

12. SAMOYED

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