Top 10 Dog Breeds That Are Good Off-Leash

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Looking for a pawsitively awesome dog to be your off-leash running buddy? If off-leash activities are your goal, you'll want a doggo that you can trust to stay by your side. Whether running through the woods, trotting beside you on the city streets, or just staying put in his own yard, the ideal pooch for your family is a breed that thrives when spending time with you, and who finds no greater pleasure than pleasing his #1 fan--you! Though there are many pawtastic breeds to choose from, there are some that are better suited to the off-leash lifestyle. These top breeds are pawtastic for sticking to you like glue!

#1 Doberman Pinscher

The Doberman Pinscher is a dog known for its intelligence and striking beauty. A breed that bonds very deeply to its owners, the Doberman is a dog who excels at obedience training and is eager to please. Soft-hearted by nature, the Doberman wants to be near its people at all times, making it an ideal breed for off-leash activities.

#2 Border Collie

The Border Collie is a herding dog that is highly prized for its stamina and smarts. A dog that is most at home when engaged in a job, the Border Collie is natural for off-leash work. Keen to obey commands and learn new skills, you will find the Border Collie easy to train and game for adventure!

#3 Labrador Retriever

Considered by many to be the pawrfect family dog, the Labrador Retriever craves being in the presence of its loved ones. Driven to please and exceptionally obedient once trained, the Labrador Retriever is the ideal off-leash running companion. Best of all, the Lab is a very fur-iendly breed, meaning you'll get some activity and make some new friends too!
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#4 Puli

As a family dog, the Puli has much to offer. The exuberant, playful nature of this pawsome breed makes it a dog with the right energy to keep up with an active family. Pulis love to train, but require a savvy owner as they can be manipulative. Once trained, a Puli can be trusted off lead in most situations.

#5 Poodle

Don't be fooled by the poofy hair and pretty looks, as the Poodle is a furrifically intelligent breed. Available in three different sizes ranging from toy to standard, there is a size of Poodle that is pawrfect for every family. Poodles live to please and make excellent obedience dogs. You will find a Poodle an easy breed to train for off-leash work.

#6 Brittany

A breed long prized for its hunting prowess, the Brittany is an amiable fellow who loves to be with his people. A highly trainable dog with innate smarts, the Brittany is an active breed who loves to have a job to do. Train this breed thoroughly before allowing it off lead as it can be prone to roam.

#7 Australian Shepherd

If you're looking for a doggo that has brains, beauty, and working ability in spades, look no further than the Australian Shepherd. Its heritage as a herding breed makes this dog suited to an active lifestyle. A dog with energy to spare, the Australian Shepherd has both the stamina and smarts to excel at off-leash activities. 

#8 Vizsla

The Vizsla is a gentle doggo with lots of energy to expend. A hunting breed with a close attachment to its owners, the Vizsla is happiest being wherever you are. While independent of nature, the Vizsla takes direction well and thrives when in training with its owner. Vizslas can easily be trained for off-leash work.

#9 Belgian Shepherd

A less commonly known breed, the Belgian Shepherd is worthy of consideration for your next off-leash pal. An intelligent doggo, the Belgian Shepherd loves to learn, but requires an owner who is consistent and firm in their expectations. Not a breed to be kept secluded, the Belgian Shepherd will happily remain by your side off-lead when given opportunity.

#10 Dalmatian

A breed that is easily recognized and beloved worldwide, the Dalmation is a dog with a brain, and it loves to use it! Dalmatians are sensitive creatures who thrive under the attention of their families, making them attentive to training and eager to learn. If an off-leash companion is what you are looking for, the Dalmatian may be the pawrfect dog for you!