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Top Medium Energy Dogs 2023: Here are 10 breeds of adorable dog equally happy exercising or sleeping - including the loving French Bulldog 🐕

These are the breeds that will help to keep you fit, but won't take over your life with demands for constant exercise. (Photo: Canva/Getty Images)
These are the breeds that will help to keep you fit, but won't take over your life with demands for constant exercise. (Photo: Canva/Getty Images)

Plenty of us decided to welcome new four-legged friends into our homes in the last couple of years – according to the Kennel Club figures dog ownership soared by nearly eight percent – and post-lockdown demand for puppies remains high.

There are a whopping 221 different breeds of pedigree dog to choose from, alongside numerous crossbreeds, so there’s plenty of thinking to do before you select your family’s latest addition.

There’s even academic guidance to seek out, with Psychologist Stanley Coren’s book ‘The Intelligence of Dogs’ ranking breeds by instincts, obedience, and the ability to adapt.

The independently minded (or, in other words, naughty) Dachshund needs a fair amount of exercise to stay healthy but, due to their tiny legs, what feels like a gently amble to you will feel like a marathon to them.
The independently minded (or, in other words, naughty) Dachshund needs a fair amount of exercise to stay healthy but, due to their tiny legs, what feels like a gently amble to you will feel like a marathon to them.

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One thing to consider is that some dogs need far more exercise than others – with the likes of the Border Collie requiring several walks a day and plenty of outdoor space at home.

A walk a day and a couple of more vigorous exercise sessions each week will keep an adorable Shiba Inu in tip top shape mentally and physically. (Photo: Canva/Getty Images)
A walk a day and a couple of more vigorous exercise sessions each week will keep an adorable Shiba Inu in tip top shape mentally and physically. (Photo: Canva/Getty Images)

Meanwhile, other types prefer to spend most of their time on the couch or in front of the fire and won’t thank you for much more than a quick trot around the park.

But if you are looking for the best of both worlds, you should consider a medium energy dog – that will keep up with you on outdoor adventures but will also be happy to have lazy days accompanying you as you binge on the latest television boxset.

Here are 10 breeds of the breeds that fit the bill.

Quite a few of the Terrier breeds fit firmly into the high energy category, but the Boston Terrier is more chilled than many of its cousins. Well known for being playful, they'll happy relax at home once they've had their daily dose of adventure. (Photo: Canva/Getty Images)
Quite a few of the Terrier breeds fit firmly into the high energy category, but the Boston Terrier is more chilled than many of its cousins. Well known for being playful, they'll happy relax at home once they've had their daily dose of adventure. (Photo: Canva/Getty Images)

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From its huge size and reputation for long mountain treks many would presume that the Saint Bernard would have the highest of energy levels. In fact, they are closer to the low energy category than most of the dogs on this list - perfect for those looking for a large dog that won't need hours of walking. (Photo: Canva/Getty Images)
From its huge size and reputation for long mountain treks many would presume that the Saint Bernard would have the highest of energy levels. In fact, they are closer to the low energy category than most of the dogs on this list - perfect for those looking for a large dog that won't need hours of walking. (Photo: Canva/Getty Images)
Like the Dachshund, both types (Pembroke and Cardigan) of Welsh Corgi have such short legs that they can be easily exercised in even small spaces - while just a moderately-paced trip to the park is likely to wear them out for the evening.
Like the Dachshund, both types (Pembroke and Cardigan) of Welsh Corgi have such short legs that they can be easily exercised in even small spaces - while just a moderately-paced trip to the park is likely to wear them out for the evening.
Loyal and playful, the Cocker Spaniels just want to be with their owner no matter what they are doing - whether it's throwing a ball in the park or cuddled up on the sofa. (Photo: Canva/Getty Images)
Loyal and playful, the Cocker Spaniels just want to be with their owner no matter what they are doing - whether it's throwing a ball in the park or cuddled up on the sofa. (Photo: Canva/Getty Images)
Technically the Pomeranian is quite a high energy dog, but they'll happily expend most of it careering around their home without any need for their owner to get involved. Otherwise 30 minutes or so of play and a good walk will do them just fine. (Photo: Canva/Getty Images)
Technically the Pomeranian is quite a high energy dog, but they'll happily expend most of it careering around their home without any need for their owner to get involved. Otherwise 30 minutes or so of play and a good walk will do them just fine. (Photo: Canva/Getty Images)
The fluffy Keeshond is both medium-sized and medium energy, with moderate daily exercise enough to keep them in shape. They made great family pets too - getting on well with all ages. (Photo: Canva/Getty Images)
The fluffy Keeshond is both medium-sized and medium energy, with moderate daily exercise enough to keep them in shape. They made great family pets too - getting on well with all ages. (Photo: Canva/Getty Images)
Whippets are a slightly strage mix of high and low energy. They need a really good run every day - a large enclosed space is a must - and can reach speeds of up to 35 miles per hour. Once they are exercised though, they turn into complete couch potatos for the rest of the day. (Photo: Canva/Getty Images)
Whippets are a slightly strage mix of high and low energy. They need a really good run every day - a large enclosed space is a must - and can reach speeds of up to 35 miles per hour. Once they are exercised though, they turn into complete couch potatos for the rest of the day. (Photo: Canva/Getty Images)
The Springer Spaniel was bred as a hunting dog, but hasn't anything like as much energy as others used for the same purpose. While they need regular physical activity, it's really games that they love - keeping their active brains busy. (Photo: Canva/Getty Images)
The Springer Spaniel was bred as a hunting dog, but hasn't anything like as much energy as others used for the same purpose. While they need regular physical activity, it's really games that they love - keeping their active brains busy. (Photo: Canva/Getty Images)