High Energy Dog Breeds

Keeping up with high-energy dog breeds

High-energy dog breeds make for fun exercise and play buddies - and can also be great “workers” if their energy is channelled into a productive task.

Within any breed, there is some variability in temperament. However, high-energy dogs tend to be:

  • Border collies

  • Kelpies

  • Cattle dogs

  • Siberian huskies

  • Jack Russell terriers

  • Aussie shepherds

  • English springer spaniels

  • German shepherds

  • Beagles

These breeds were bred for a specific “job” and want to be busy, so if their exercise and mental stimulation requirements aren’t met, they can develop undesirable behaviours, such as hyperactivity, escape tendencies, anxiety or destructiveness.