Looking for a dog that loves long walks and lots of frolics? A dog that will not tire easily, but is nice and active? Then look below for an overview of the 20 dogs with the most energy.
A dog with a beautiful head, and a distinctive tail. That is the Finnish Spitz. The dog is not only beautiful to look at, it is also a sociable family dog with a good character. The dog is the national dog breed of Finland for a reason. There is another advantage to the Finnish Spitz. The animal has a relatively long life expectancy!
The Australian Kelpie is a breed of dog that does not only serve as a companion animal. The dog is still in "active service. In Australia, the animal is still frequently used to herd sheep. Of course there are also people who keep the dog for fun. Owners of this dog must be somewhat active themselves. The Kelpie is extremely active and possesses, as it seems, endless energy.
The Beauceron is a beautiful, powerful and smart herding dog. They have a majestic and dignified appearance. The dog is sturdily built, but at the same time is fast and agile. The breed originated in the late Middle Ages, at least in 1586 a manuscript turns up describing this dog. It is likely that it existed for a period before that time. Since that time, the Beauceron has served as, among other things: watchdog, companion, war dog and livestock guardian.
Teddy Roosevelt Terrier
Originally a hard worker, now a sociable family dog. This is how you could best describe the Teddy Roosevelt terrier. The cozy terrier which is named after the 26th president of the United States is a beautiful dog, with a sweet character. The dog is loving, tolerant of other animals and can easily deal with (older) children.
The Miniature Pinscher is also called the "King of small dogs." The animal is brave and has a very watchful nature. Although this dog is not large, it is certainly not a defenseless lapdog. The dog has a funny character and its fearlessness sometimes even makes it a bit endearing. However, make no mistake: the Miniature Pinscher is a real dog that needs a clear leader!
The Doberman Pinscher is one of the few dog species whose name refers to the person who "created" the breed. In fact, the Doberman Pinscher was bred in the 19th century by Louis Dobermann. Dobermann wanted a dog that could protect him. This was necessary, because Dobermann was a bailiff. It must have happened with some regularity that defaulters threatened him. To feel safer he bred the Doberman Pinscher. It is not exactly known from which species the Doberman Pinscher originally descended. The dog does show some typical similarities to Rottweilers and German Pinschers.
The Jack Russel is one of the nicest family dogs around. The animal has a lot of energy and can entertain himself just fine when he has the space. However, he is also very fond of the family in which he grows up. He is always in for a pat on his beautiful head, a walk, or a game of romp. In addition, the Jack Russell is extremely curious. He will regularly come to see what his owner is doing now.
German Shepherd Dog
The German Shepherd Dog is one of the most well-known dogs. At the same time, it is one of the most difficult dogs To describe. This is because the dog has many different characteristics. On the one hand, the dog is large, powerful and reasonably fast. On the other hand, the dog is also brave, will not hesitate to show aggression if necessary and can scare his opponents. At the same time, the dog can also be incredibly sweet and get along well with children (if raised properly). In short: the German Shepherd is a beautiful dog, with many (sometimes contradictory) characteristics.
One of the most popular dogs is the Labrador Retriever. Here animal is medium-sized and strong, but at the same time a real family dog. This dog breed is descended from the St. John's dog. The St. John's dog was used in Newfoundland (Canada) by fishermen. They helped in bringing in the fishing nets and towing boats. The dog was therefore familiar with the water.
The friendly Weimaraner is a nice dog, with a special, stately head. This breed is particularly intelligent and was used for hunting in the past. Today it is a sweet family dog that gets along well with young children. However, the dog is not suitable for an owner who prefers to hang out on the couch with a bag of chips. The dog is in fact quite active and will gladly go outside for a nice walk!
Entlebucher Mountain Dog
Among the Swiss mountain dogs, the Entlebucher Sennenhond is the smallest. The name of this dog refers to the valley where the dog was originally bred. The Entlebucher Sennenhond was mainly bred to drive cattle and to keep an eye on the herd when it was grazing. In addition, the dog was also used as a watchdog.
The Argentine Dog is a breed that has not been around for very long. This dog breed is also known by the name Dogo Argentino. The dog is fast, intelligent and well-muscled. The dog is bred to hunt large game in a pack. Think for example of pumas and wild boars. To catch these animals, strength, speed and good reactivity are required. A healthy Argentinean Dog is therefore in perfect balance. On the one hand, he is enormously muscled. At the same time, he is not massive, so he can remain fast and agile! In addition, this dog is a good athlete, who can keep running for a long time.
The bullmastiff is one of the larger mastiffs. The animal is strong, large and muscular. In the past he was used as a watchdog, among other things. The Bullmastiff is watchful, alert, intelligent and also very loyal to his owner. The dog has an interesting past and is bred for its function.
The Maltese is a small and easy dog. With his good mood he knows how to cheer up his surroundings. The animal is lively and brings a cozy atmosphere with it. His sweet and easy character makes him good with children and other pets. dogs can play. In addition, this little four-legged friend likes to crawl on the couch with you, but he's also always up for adventure.
The Pointer is a powerful dog that exudes pure dignity. The animal has a gentle nature and is very intelligent. In addition, the Pointer has a rather funny appearance. If you look closely at the dog, it seems as if he has a kind of seesaw nose. Because of this, it is almost impossible not to find the Pointer a funny animal.
A beautiful, muscular and enthusiastic dog. That is the Cane Corso. The dog has an Italian origin. The Cane Corso was mainly kept in the south of Italy. However, in recent decades the dog has begun to become a little more popular outside of Italy as well. This is not without reason, the animal is intelligent and playful. However, it is still fairly rare to encounter this beautiful dog on a regular basis.
The Norfolk terrier is not afraid of the devil. The animal, despite its modest size, is incredibly brave. The dog is quite active and should be given enough space to move. Like the other terriers, this dog is loyal to its owner. He prefers to spend a lot of time with him. This can be on the couch, but also during a long walk in the woods.
Welsh Cardigan Corgi
Originally, the Welsh Cardigan Corgi and the Welsh Pembroke Corgis formed one breed: the Corgi. However, this single breed was split into two breeds in 1925. The difference is in the tail. The Pembroke Corgi, in fact, has (almost no) tail and pointed ears. This does not apply to the Welsh Cardigan Corgi. For both dogs does apply that they are calm, sweet dogs that fit perfectly in a family.
Curly Coated Retriever
It is often thought that the Curly Coated Retriever is not an independent breed. It would, according to many, just be a Retriever with a slightly different coat. However, this is not the case. This Retriever with its remarkably curly coat is itself one of the oldest Retriever types in existence. The dog is a good swimmer, extremely intelligent and bursting with energy. The Curly Coated Retriever is said to be a bit more elegant than the other Retriever types.