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Most Energetic Dog Breeds

Some people deliberately steer clear of energetic dog breeds. They are definitely not the easiest of breeds to look after and exercising them will take up a lot of your time. However, for particularly active or sporty people, these breeds can be ideal. Here are five of the most energetic dogs you breeds:


Siberian Husky

Huskies are sled dogs who were bred to run extremely long distances pulling a sled. This means they have incredible endurance. Huskies just love to run. They can run for hours and even the longest of walks can fail to tire them out. Don’t get a husky unless you have plenty of time to take them out running or for extremely long walks.


Border Collie

Border Collies are one of the most intelligent dogs. They differ to the Husky in that they require far more mental stimulation. Although they are very fit and can be active for hours, they need to have a job. If you get a Collie you need to find a way of keeping their mind active, and the best way to do this is give them a job. They were bred to herd sheep all day long which makes them one of the most energetic dog breeds.



Weimaraners are an extremely impressive looking dog breed. They are strong, powerful and athletic and used to running through challenging terrain. They were bred to hunt large game such as deer and have excellent fitness. They enjoy very long walks and need to space to run and explore.



Many people can’t resist the charming appeal of the Dalmatian. However, what they don’t realise is this is a dog that was bred to run. They used to run behind carts for hours on end. If you get a Dalmatian they will need two long walks a day. They also make very good running partners.



Pointers are one of the best known gun dogs, so naturally they have the urge to run a lot. They have boundless energy and will fill your life with endless entertainment. Pointers are a similar build to Weimaraner’s and are great at retrieving and pointing.


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