High Energy Dog Breeds

16 October 2017 | Dog Advice

High Energy Dog Breeds

Some breed of dogs are more active than others and require extensive exercise and mental stimulation to stay healthy and happy. Most dog breeds meet somewhere in the middle in terms of activeness, whilst there are some high energy dog breeds that raise the bar in terms of activity levels and are referred to as hyper and highly energetic dogs..

If you're looking to buy a puppy or dog and you love the outdoors and can commit to a highly energetic dog, then carry on reading as listed below are the 10 dog breeds with the highest energy. To make your search easier please make sure to use out dog breed sector that can assist you in with your search.

Jack Russel

This terrier is full of energy and will often excel at any agility test or sporting activity. They love to hunt and play and really appreciate the outdoors. If you're looking for an energetic furry best friend then the Jack Russel is your ideal companion.

Border Collie

The Border Collie is still used as a working dog today. Often used to herd sheep on local farms within the UK. They're extremely clever and very strong. Like all dog breeds, they require exercise and mental stimulation to stay happy and healthy. This dog breed, however, requires more exercise than most. As they love the outdoors and to serve, they're happiest when their outside and running around.

Golden Retriever

This dog breed is extremely active and makes a wonderful family pet. Hunter by nature they love the outdoors. They need plenty of exercises to keep them healthy and happy. They love to run, fetch and swim. If you're an active person seeking an equally as active dog then the Golden Retriever is the perfect dog breed of choice.

Staffordshire Bull Terrier

This dog breed is often misunderstood. If raised correctly they are one of the most loving dog breeds to own. They do, however, require lots of exercises to keep them healthy and happy. They also require lots of mental stimulation and friendly playtime.


This hybrid dog breed is a very loving dog that requires lots of mental and physical stimulation. They're forever active and love playing with their loved ones. Today, they are one of the most popular dog breeds within the UK. Extremely cute but very energetic. If you're looking for your perfect active furry friend, then the Labradoodle is a great choice for an active dog breed.


This dog breed was originally bred to pull carriages many years ago. Knowing this just proves their strength and power. Today the Dalmatian remains as one of the most active breeds within the UK. They make wonderful family pets, providing they are given the required amount of physical exercise and mental stimulation.

Siberian Husky

This dog breed is still remained as one of the working dog breeds. They were originally bred to run very long distances and they've defiantly got the energy to do it. They require frequent exercise and lots of playtime with their owner. If they're not given the correct amount of mental stimulation this dog breed does have the habit to become destructive.

Labrador Retriever

This dog breed has to be one of the Nations favorites. They're adorable and loving. They do require lots of exercise and particularity like swimming in the local river or lake. They are prone to putting weight on easily and do love their food. So you must always keep a watchful eye on their diet and make sure that they are exercised appropriately when needed. If they do not receive the correct amount of physical exercise and mental stimulation, they will become destructive and you might find your favorite shoe slightly chewed on.

Miniature Pinscher

This small bundle of fun possesses lots of energy! You shouldn't be fooled by their size. Originally bred to hunt rats they have a distinct nature to hunt. They love a good run around and will keep you entertained for hours. They're known for the curious nature so you will often find them sniffing and digging in their back garden. The Miniature Pinschers requires lots of exercise and attention from their owner.


This dog breed is another hunting dog by nature. They have lots of energy to run around and play most games they're presented with. The Weimaraner very rarely gets tired and they will always be ready for a walk in the park. They're very intelligent and require more than average exercise and playtime to keep them happy and preventing them from becoming restless.


Dog Breeds Dog Advice

Related Pet Advice

10 October 2017

Naughtiest Dog Breeds

Dog breeds come with their own unique personality, but yet they share one similarity; the naughty streak. Carry on ready…

Ever wondered if your dog has hit the 10 Top Dog Breed List? Year on year the same dog breeds make the cut. Read on for …

Different weather conditions and seasons throughout the year can actually have an impact on your dog.

Pet Advice Newsletter

Get all the most recent pet advice and pet adverts all in one email