Top 10 Most Energetic Dog Breeds

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All dogs love to play and enjoy a long walk outside or some time at the dog park, and some may even get a little rowdy when they are inside for too long. Although most dogs are like this, they don't compare to some of the more active breeds that could have their owners running all day! Owning an active dog like a Siberian Husky or a Border Collie will sometimes be a hassle, but if you give them the attention and exercise they need, they will be loyal, obedient and compassionate dogs to spend your time with. So if you need some inspiration to get outside, check out this list of the most energetic dog breeds out there.

Border Collie

Border Collies were bred to be herding dogs, meant for working on farms and ranches guarding sheep and other livestock from predators. Even though many now live in more domesticated settings, these lovable and cuddly pups still require a lot of exercise and time outside, and do best when they have a job to do.

Siberian Husky

Siberian Huskies are popular thanks to their fluffy coats and goofy personalities. They talk, they listen, but most importantly, they love to run! Originally bred to run long distances, these pups can play for hours and even run circles around you if they don't get a long enough walk outside. Buying multiple toys for these rowdy pups is a must!

Australian Shepherd

When you bring an Australian Shepherd home, be prepared to take care of a smart pup who is bound to make a bit of mischief when they have a lot of energy. These pups mostly worked as farm hands, and although they are easy to train and adapt well to their surroundings, they need to run and play too!
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Labrador Retriever

Labradors have always been popular. Due to their attentive and protective nature, they have always made great family pets. These pups have a lot of energy and can nibble on a couch leg or two if they don't have a good toy. Since retriever is in their name, get out and play frisbee or fetch with them regularly to keep them at their best!

Jack Russell Terrier

Don't mistake these pups as lazy due to their small size. They should be considered just as energetic as any pup on this list! Terriers make good hunting dogs, and from that have learned to listen, wait, and can be easily trained. If you're not a fan of hunting, it's best to take them out to a fenced-in dog park to play with other pups.


Enthusiastic companions with a playful personality, these old carriage dogs use to run for miles alongside the horses. These excitable pups can easily play for over an hour at a time, and truly need that interaction. As long as they get that time outside, they will make loveable and well-behaved pets indoors.


This mixed breed has all the energy of poodles and labs mixed together to get one excitable dog. They are cute, fun to pet, and love to lay on the couch during downtime. But when it's uptime, they can run around in circles for at least an hour, and love nothing more then playing a good game of fetch with their beloved human.


If you're an outdoor enthusiast, then a Vizsla is the right breed of dog for you. Not only will these pups keep up with you no matter what your outside activity is, but they can also stay active consistently for at least an hour and a half, and will often outlast you. They are also good listeners, and make truly woofderful companions.


Weimaraners were bred to be hunting dogs, and were chosen for their speed, dedication, and intelligence. Short-haired and sleek, these pups don't get over-heated quickly and have energy that will last them hours when they are playing. Not only do they love to play, but these dogs are very affectionate and get attached easily, so they won't stray too far from you.

Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Known for their short height and big muscles, Bull Terriers are actually one of the best breeds to take outside, thanks to their sociable behavior and goofy personality around humans and other dogs. They do require a lot of time outside to stay relaxed, but will be content with some time at a park or a nice walk around the block.