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Always on the go and looking to keep a canine by your side? We have rounded up the most active dog breeds. They have no short supply of energy and are a perfect fit for an owner looking for a running buddy or an agility partner.

Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Pembroke Welsh Corgis are strong, athletic little dogs. They love physical activity and enjoy having a job to do.

Shetland Sheepdog

Shelties are agile and naturally athletic. They have strong herding instincts, enjoying a good run in an enclosed area.


The Dalmatian is known for its endurance, speed, and intelligence. The original and only coach dog, Dalmatians were used as guardians and followers of horse-drawn carriages. They would trot next to the horse for its entire journey, making it a great companion for any long-distance runner!

Russell Terrier

Russell Terriers are eager and tireless. They seem to have an inexhaustible supply of energy and do best with active, outdoorsy people.

Siberian Husky

The Siberian Husky is a good cold-weather long-distance running companion. The Husky originated in the cold climate of Northeast Asia and was also bred to be a sled dog with amazing endurance.

Golden Retriever

Goldens are intelligent, active, and energetic, requiring daily exercise.

Labrador Retriever

Extremely high energy, the Labrador Retriever makes a great addition to an active person’s life. They are friendly and easily trained and love to run around.

Border Collie

The athletic Border Collie possesses a high drive and is extremely energetic, needing very long runs to deplete him of such liveliness. The breed makes a great running partner.

Australian Shepherd

Aussies are energetic and have strong herding and guarding instincts. They need daily vigorous exercise to be happy.

English Springer Spaniel

English Springer Spaniels are eager to please and require daily exercise. They are known for their ability to keep going and going under adverse hunting conditions.

Miniature Pinscher

Min Pins are quick and active little dogs. They’re game for any activity and need daily exercise.


Poodles (Standard, Toy, and Mini) are exceptionally smart and active, enjoying all types of activity including walking, running, and swimming.


Beagles are curious, quick, and energetic. These dogs love to play and need daily activity to keep them from following their noses into trouble.

Irish Setter

The Irish Setter is a very active breed—they’re high-energy and love to run, needing plenty of space and exercise.

German Shepherd Dog

GSDs were born to work. They’re energetic and fun-loving but need regular physical and mental exercise.

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