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Top 10 Most Active Dog Breeds

You're in luck if you want a canine companion who can match your level of activity. Some varieties of dogs are born winners, making them excellent companions on active trips and hikes.

Poodles, according to SpiritDog owner and trained professional dog trainer Steffi Trott, are extremely active and enthusiastic. They were first developed to assist hunters by retrieving game from water, and they did so all day long.


Labrador Retrievers have been the most popular breed of dog in the United States for the past 29 years. And with good cause; this lively breed has a stellar reputation for friendliness and adaptability.

Labrador Retriever

The Golden Retriever is an essential part of any conversation about energetic dog breeds. Goldens are adored for their endearing personalities and timeless attractive looks.

Golden Retriever

German Shepherds, an iconic working dog breed, are renowned for their loyalty, intelligence, and self-assurance. Originally bred for herding sheep, Shepherds are now frequently used as police and military K-9s.

German Shepherd

The optimistic, feisty nature of the Russell Terrier has made it a popular breed. Russell Terriers, bred originally as fox hunters, are full of boundless energy and like nothing more than running amok in the wild outdoors.

Russell Terrier

Corgis are intelligent, social, and active dogs that thrive on routine. Prepare by scheduling daily workouts and long walks with the family. Corgis are wonderful jogging partners, but their tiny legs prevent them from keeping up.

Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Beagles, commonly utilized for hunting rabbits due to their cheerful personalities, have a long history of doing so. They require extensive amounts of social interaction and physical activity due to being bred to work closely with people.


Border Collies require strenuous daily exercise—no casual strolls around the block will do—and a large, open area in which to run and play. Border Collies are eager to learn and profit significantly from agility training.

Border Collie

Dalmatians are often linked with fire departments, however their original purpose was to run following carriages pulled by horses and then guard the unattended vehicle. 


Australian Shepherds are nimble, eager herding dogs that are a favorite of cowboys and ranchers for their persistent work ethic. Miniature Australian Shepherds are linked to Miniature American Shepherds.

Australian Shepherd

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