Most Active Dog Breeds

If you lead an active lifestyle, then an active dog can be the ideal canine companion. Whilst canine energy levels typically vary from dog to dog, certain breeds are renowned for their active nature and ‘get up and go’. With this in mind, here we give a guide to some of the most energetic dog breeds, showing which are most suited to owners with an active lifestyle.


These beautiful dogs are built to hunt and possess both great speed and endurance. Weimaraners are also strong swimmers too, thanks to their webbed feet. These dogs love to run and are best suited to an active owner who enjoys plenty of outdoor activities.

Springer Spaniel

Springer Spaniels are notorious for their high energy levels and tirelessly (some might say overly) enthusiastic natures. The breed was developed as a gun dog and was traditionally used to flush out and retrieve game in the field. Today, Springer Spaniels are commonly kept as companions, and their friendly nature means they can make for great pets. In addition to being both highly active and agile, Springer Spaniels are also extremely intelligent and require plenty of exercise to keep them out of mischief.

Border Collie

Border Collies are a highly intelligent breed of dog and also possess remarkable agility. For centuries these dogs have been used by shepherds to assist them in tending large flocks of sheep, and are perfectly suited to this role, given their stamina and trainability. These dogs are a bundle of mental and physical energy and are bred to be working dogs. As such, they require plenty of stimulation and exercise to keep them happy and entertained.

Australian Shepherd

Australian Shepherd dogs are another working dog breed and possess a great deal of stamina. These dogs require a great deal of exercise and mental stimulation. However, if properly entertained, they can make for fun, active, and exceptionally loyal pets. These dogs also excel at all kinds of agility and obedience, making them the ideal canine companion if you’re interested in trying out a few dog agility classes or competitions.


Dalmatians are built for endurance and are bred to run for miles and miles. This breed was very popular in Britain during the regency period, when they were known as carriage dogs, given the fact that they were often employed to run alongside carriages. Dalmatians are also known for their highly playful nature and exuberance, and require plenty of exercise to ensure this is channelled in a constructive manner. However, if you’ve got plenty of energy to burn yourself, then they can make for a great companion.

If you love exercise and the outdoors then these active, fun loving dogs could be the perfect addition to your family.

All dogs require plenty of regular exercise to keep them happy and healthy. Here at Dog School, we provide a range of dog walking services and can help ensure your dog is getting all the exercise it needs. So if you’re looking for dog walking services in Surrey, please don’t hesitate to contact us today by giving us a call on 07734 447 812 to speak to a member of our friendly team.