Active dogs

Active dogs

19.03.2019. 23:07:53

If you are planning to get a dog that will keep you company during your activities in nature, you have to make sure that you are getting a dog that will enjoy those activities. With these ten breeds you will not make a mistake.

The Bernese Mountain Dog

the Bernese Mountain Dog is a large-sized breed of dog, one of the four breeds of Sennenhund-type dogs from the Swiss Alps. The breed was used as an all-purpose farm dog for guarding property and driving dairy cattle long distances from the farm to the alpine pastures. Today this good-tempered giant is used as a rescue dog helping people get out of ruins or avalanche. These dogs definitely aren't made for sprinting and being overactive for too long, but they will enjoy long walks in the nature, especially in the mountains. Read more about Bernese Mountain Dog.

The Vizsla

The Vizsla is a dog breed originating in Hungary. They are sporting dogs and loyal companions. Through the centuries, the Vizsla has held a rare position among sporting dogs – that of household companion and family dog. The Vizsla is a natural hunter endowed with an excellent nose and an outstanding trainability. It was bred to work in fields, forests, or bodies of water. This energetic hunting breed has an enormous amount of energy that simply needs to be spent outside and it is the ideal breed for people running a lot, cycling, swimming and just being very active every day. With Vizsla you have to be careful in winter because their fur will not keep them warm if the temperatures are very low


The Dalmatian

The Dalmatian is a breed of medium-sized dog mainly used as a carriage dog in its early days. Its roots trace back to Croatia and its historical region of Dalmatia. This powerful dog is as energetic as it is loyal - for centuries this dog was hunting and working with man. These days, Dalmatian dog will be as happy as it can be if you take it for a long walk or let it run with you. Read more about the Dalmatian.

The Dobermann

Dobermanns are known to be intelligent, alert, and tenaciously loyal companions and guard dogs. Personality varies a great deal between each individual, but if taken care of and trained properly, they are generally considered to be loving and devoted companions. The Dobermann is driven, strong, and sometimes stubborn. Owning one requires commitment and care. With a consistent approach, they can be easy to train and will learn very quickly.

Today, the Doberman is used as a working dog (most often police dog), but this breed also makes a great family pet and will enjoy all tasks and activities you set for him. Read more about the Dobermann.

The Jack Russell Terrier

The Jack Russell Terrier is a small terrier that has its origins in fox hunting. Jack Russells are an energetic breed that rely on a high level of exercise and stimulation. In order to make a good family pet, they need to be able to spend all their energy outside, otherwise they will run through your house, jump on your furniture, bite and scratch everything they can put their paws on. People getting a Jack Russell Terrier need to be able to provide this dog a lot of exercise. Running may be the best option. Read more about the Jack Russell Terrier.

The Weimaraner

The Weimaraner is a large dog that was originally bred for hunting in the early 19th century. Early Weimaraners were used by royalty for hunting large game such as boar, bear and deer. As the popularity of large game hunting began to decline, Weimaraners were used for hunting smaller animals like fowl, rabbits and foxes. This breed is raised as a hunting dog and is used to being outside and enjoying the nature all day long. Read more about the Weinmaraner.

The Siberian Husky

The Siberian Husky is a medium sized working dog breed. It is an active, energetic, resilient breed, whose ancestors lived in the extremely cold and harsh environment of the Siberian Arctic. This breed was raised to pull a sleigh filled with people and/or stock of goods.

This breed is ready for all the activities you can think of – whether it is running, jumping, hiking or just exploring woods… With proper training, they make great home pets and sled dogs. Make sure that during the summer you decrease the level of activity with your Siberian husky because of their thickly furred double coat – they do not enjoy heat. Read more about the Siberian Husky.

The Labrador

Although when most people think of a Labrador they don't immediately think of them as active dogs, the Labrador is a working dog, raised to bring caught prey. Today, as a favorite disability assistance breed in many countries, Labradors are frequently trained to aid the blind, people with autism, to act as therapy dogs, or to perform screening and detection work for law enforcement and other official agencies.

They are also extremely popular as a pet, and best owners for this breed are people who like water activities because Labradors just love water. Read more about the Labrador.

The Border Collie

The Border Collie is a working and herding dog breed developed in the Scottish borders for herding livestock, especially sheep. It was specifically bred for intelligence and obedience. They are considered highly intelligent, extremely energetic, acrobatic and athletic, and they frequently compete with great success in sheepdog trials and dog sports. Border Collies continue to be employed in their traditional work of herding livestock throughout the world. Running, swimming, hiking… the Border Collie will immensely enjoy pretty much any activity. Read more about the Border Collie.

The Alaskan Malamute

The Alaskan Malamute is a large breed of domestic dog originally bred for its strength and endurance to haul heavy freight, and later as a sled dog.

Just like a Siberian husky, the Alaskan Malamute is raised as towing dog. A lot of strength and energy that this breed has needs to be spend somewhere, so in order for your Alaskan Malamute to be happy, satisfied and a good family pet to you, you need to prepare yourself to spend a lot of time and nerves training this stubborn giant. 

Finally, don’t forget that your pets not only enjoy, but also require activity. Dogs with pent-up excess energy may become destructive and aggressive. Therefore, consider getting a dog very carefully, because it is not a toy, but rather a responsibility and a part of the family.

World Dog Finder team