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Most High-Energy Dog Breeds


Most High-Energy Dog Breeds

Postby admin » Tue Jun 14, 2016 8:42 pm

Live an active lifestyle? Then these high energy dog breeds will fit perfectly in your household.

High energy dog breeds want and need to kept active. Without physical or mental exercise, these dog can get into a lot of mischief. However, when these dogs are matched with the right owner, in the right situation, they can be wonderful family pets.

Just like people, some dogs are naturally lively whereas others take a more laid back approach to life. Certain dog breeds tend to have higher energy levels than others because they were bred to do to a task.

Working dogs, hunting dogs, herding dogs, hound dogs, sporting dogs and terriers are all types of dogs that are constantly moving.

So if you are someone who wakes up in the morning, ready to take on your active day, then these high energy dog breeds are for you.

1. Vizsla

The Vizsla dog is energetic, affectionate and gentle. A member of the Sporting Group, the Vizsla was originally bred to hunt in all sorts of terrain from water to forest.

The Vizsla has the both of two worlds, being a highly affectionate family dog and a very trainable hunting companion.

Viszla in Field

2. Airedale Terrier

The Airedale Terrier is a dog of intelligence who requires a strong hand in training.

Originally bred to be a working dog, the Airedale needs to be challenged both mentally and physically, or he will become bored. This active terrier breed does best in sporting classes and advanced training sessions.

Airedale Terrier on Beach

3. Blue Heeler

The Blue Heeler is a true-blue herding dog. This hard worker is commonly used to herd livestock, such as cattle and sheep, but can also be a participant of agility classes.

The Blue Heeler is a loyal, kind dog but must be properly socialized to be used as a family dog.

Blue Heeler Sitting in the Grass

4. Chesapeake Bay Retriever

Like all Retrievers, the Chesapeake Bay Retriever has a natural love for anything that has to do with water.

Originally used to hunt waterfowl, the Chesapeake is a loving, affectionate dog that is eager to learn. This enthusiastic dog breed is the perfect dog for active families and seasonal hunters.

Chesapeake Bay Retriever Running on Path Overlooking Ocean

5. Siberian Husky

The Siberian Husky is well known for being the ultimate sled dog. Hardworking and highly trainable, these dogs make excellent family dogs to owner that have a strong training hand.

Mischievous and independent in nature, the Husky can be testing to new time dog owners.

Husky with Sunglasses on Face

6. Dachshund

Talk about high energy levels!Probably in the last place you’d expect to find it, this small dog has enough energy for two dogs!

The Dachshund was originally bred to hunt and dig up burrowing prey, like the rabbit.

Pet owners are unpleasantly surprised as to just how much this little guy can dig and the only way to keep this dog breed from his natural instinct is to keep him on his toes.

Dachshund on the Beach

7. Belgian Malinois

Commonly seen in the military and police force, the Belgian Malinois is a hardworking, active dog.

Due to this dog’s background, the Malinois is always at his owner’s side and wants to be everywhere you are. Alert and loyal, the Belgian Malinois makes a perfect companion for just about any household.

Belgian Malinois Overlooking the Yard and Brick Pathway

8. English Springer Spaniel

The English Springer Spaniel is the ideal companion for active families.

Playful, cheerful and energetic, this dog breed was built for endurance as its ancestors would hunt tirelessly over difficult terrain.

An English Springer Spaniel that is not used for hunting, often becomes overly enthusiastic due to lack of physical and mental daily challenges.

English Springer Spaniel outside

9. Weimaraner

The Weimaraner is known as the “silver ghost,” and was originally bred to hunt big game as a gun-dog.

The Weimaraner is a dog of elegance, but can also be a very demanding dog if not trained properly.

This strong dog breed is very affectionate with families with children as well as other pets.

Weimaraner with Stick in Mouth

10. Poodle

Don’t underestimate the high energy levels of the Poodle. Behind all those poofs of hair, you’ll find a rather impressive and affectionate family dog.

Poodles are clever, proud dogs that are easy to train, get along well with children and are highly adaptable.

Poodle Framed by the Sunset

High energy dog breeds are perfect for pet owners who have the time to train them and lifestyle to keep up with their exercise needs. If a high energy dog does not receive physical and mental stimulation, they will become bored.

A bored dog with a high level of energy can cause a lot of destruction in a short amount of time. Digging, barking, jumping and self-manipulation are all signs of a very bored dog.

That is why high energy dog breeds are only recommended for active families, which can keep these fun-loving dogs happy and healthy.
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