Top 10 Dog Breeds Great for Long Walks

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The outdoors are always a great place to explore. Not only is fresh air good for you, but getting outside and walking around also makes you healthier and happier. It can get pretty lonely though if you're walking around outside alone, and that's why getting a dog companion to go on a long walk may be the best option. Walking with your pup is not only good for you, but it also gets out that pup energy and helps train your new pooch. If you want some company on your treks, check out these top breeds to find the most pawsome walking companion for you.


Beagles have been bred for centuries as hunting dogs, specifically for hunting hares and foxes. You have to be fast if you're going to chase those animals, and these dogs have kept that speed and energy through the years. Not only can they be stubborn, but Beagles are also lovable and affectionate and will thrive after getting a long walk.

American Staffordshire Terrier

The American Staffordshire Terrier is one of the more energetic varieties of the bulldog. They not only love to play outside, but will be great walking companions too. They are patient and listen well with a little training, and won't pull on their leash or try to lurch after things that catch their eye.

Labrador Retriever

The Labrador Retriever is one of the top dogs in the country, and still makes it high on the list for great breeds to take on a long walk too. They were originally bred with the intention of keeping them outside for long periods of time, and their high-energy and love of nature makes them easy pups to walk with.
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German Shorthaired Pointer

When you're not playing fetch or running around with a German Shorthaired Pointer, you'll enjoy long walks on any type of terrain. These pups were bred to hunt ,and their high energy and intelligence makes them easy to train to go on for long walks, where they will listen to commands and stick by your side.


Brittanys are agile and athletic pups that were bred for bird hunting. Although they can't fly, they can run pretty fast when they are free to do so. When not though, they listen well and remain attentive to their owners commands, making them pawsome partners for going on long walks, whether around the neighborhood or on a hike.

Border Collie

The Border Collie is one of the most intelligent breeds out there, and thrives when they have something to do outside. Natural runners, these pups may get into a bit of mischief when they don't get a walk, but otherwise are obedient and protective of their fur-parents and will stick by your side when you tell them to while walking.

Siberian Husky

No one is surprised that the Siberian Husky makes this list since they were bred for mushing and running in the colder climates. These fluffy pups have boundless energy and can stay outside for hours. Although they can be stubborn, after a good amount of training, they will become great partners for walking, biking, or even sledding if you choose!

Australian Shepherd

The Australian Shepherd is similar to the Border Collie, known for their high energy and ability to run for hours. Bred as herders, these pups listen well and will respond to commands easily. They love to run, but will remain by your side and walk calmly on a leash after training.

Rhodesian Ridgeback

Rhodesian Ridgebacks are large pups that can grow up to 75 pounds. Muscular and steady, these pups may seem intimidating to walk with, but they are intelligent and loyal, making them easy to train not to pull or go after things they aren't supposed to. Their versatile spirit will make them perfect walking partners for any terrain or outing, no matter the timeframe.

Bernese Mountain Dog

The Bernese Mountain Dog is the biggest pup on this list, and can weigh up to 110 pounds. Their size makes people overlook them for walking, but these pups are really gentle and respond well to training. They are affectionate and faithful, and will be sure to stick by your side while walking, at whatever pace you choose.