Disclaimer: Always discuss your lifestyle and fitness habits with a veterinarian before starting a new training program or implementing a new exercise routine with your dog. And always make sure that the pup is well hydrated, and has access to ample shade!
Maybe your idea of a great time is running a 5k first thing in the morning. Or, perhaps energizing your mind and body with higher meditation is more rapid. Whether you’re a fan of Bikram yoga, or just starting your fitness journey and you’d like a little more motivation, why not look into a dog that can match your active lifestyle?
These energizing strains can give you an extra boost in a new exercise regimen, or be a great support system to spice up your fitness routine!
1. Labrador Retriever
This active and emotional breed is a great candidate. If you are into hiking if you have more style, take it with you on exploration! These pups are inquisitive yet laid back, which makes them the perfect addition to a group of dogs or a workout group.
2. German Shepherd
German Shepherds are known for being gentle and alert, and are a strong match for active lifestyles. These muscular pups are known for running fast over long distances and hugging rocky terrain. Since they are frequently used in military training and police training, their stamina is unparalleled as well.
3. Golden Retriever
This friendly and loyal friend will make the best hiking companion. Goldens are very intelligent and respond well to commands, and are a great addition to your nature trail routes. Don’t forget to stop and admire the view.
4. The boxer
Ah, the boxers. These lovable, cheerful pups love to play and probably won’t last through binge-worthy Netflix marathons on lazy days. Once these lovely dogs are over 18 months old, this is the time to take them out. Remember, always bring plenty of water to hydrate your pup and you.
5. German Shorthaired Pointer
The amorous German Shorthaired Pointer is an energetic dog who loves to run. Live near wide open spaces? Then, this breed may be the motivation to complete your daily goals.
6. Doberman Pinscher
Doberman Pinschers are as strong and courageous as they are athletic. This muscular breed loves long trails and runs, although it may be easily distracted by wildlife such as birds and rabbits. 😜
7. Australian Shepherd
If you’re in need of a skilled terrier for more serious hikes and runs, look no further than the Australian Shepherd. These pups are obedient and very skilled explorers. It is possible that this dog will reach the top of the road ahead of you!
8. Bernese Mountain Dog
Bernese Mountain Dogs are trainable and can accompany you on long walks. They are super calm and are great for a relaxing, therapeutic walk. However, they don’t have a long stamina, so keep it easy and fun.
Now, this energetic pup is a breed that definitely needs plenty of exercise! Vizslas are energetic and playful, which makes them very happy and eager. It is the go-to dog for swimming, hiking, and camping. Since these puppies have such short coats, always bring a blanket for warmth.
Weimaraners are true sweethearts, but they need a lot of activity! Their historical background includes extensive hunting training and high endurance, making Weimaraners great candidates for daily exercise with plenty of variety.
11. Rhodesian Ridgeback
Rhodesian Ridgebacks are independent and muscular dogs that love to walk and run. It can maintain its stamina with owners who love jogging and cycling.
12. Border Collie
The Border Collie might just be your cute hiking partner. They are not interested in chasing wildlife or barking at other animals. Unlike Vizslas, these pups have long fur so you don’t have to worry about catching a cold if you go on a fall trip or camp.
13. Portuguese Water Dog
The name says it all: These adorable dogs just love playing and crying in the water. Maybe it would be fun to take a long walk with this puppy to a wonderful beach? The payoff will be amazing and unforgettable!
14. Alaskan Malamute
While the Alessan Malamute is most famous for its sledding and carriage rides, these dogs are masters of endurance and courage. They can withstand cold temperatures and can walk on rough terrain. Why not explore a hilly trail, or engage in some winter outdoor exercise?
15. Australian Cattle Dog
Australian Cattle Dogs are natural herders which means they are smart followers and do well with directions. Pawhaps, you can design an agility course or mixed aerobics stations for your child to follow with you!
16. English setter
If you are close to the art of running, this is the dog for you. Moreover, after two years these dogs are good to go on long journeys. For nature watchers, this pup will keep you on point and help you enjoy the scenery while staying fit.
17. Jack Russell Terrier
Jack Russells Energy Warriors. These pups can run, run, and run. Her stamina knows virtually no limits. If you are looking for a running game or practice different distances, this is your pupsonal trainer!
18. Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever
This dog was originally trained for — you guessed it — duck hunting. However, these pups just love the outdoors and will love spending time exploring with you. Hiking and camping are ideas to incorporate with this outdoor dog.
19. Welsh Terrier
Don’t let the small size fool you! Welsh Terriers have a lot of energy in their paces. The athletic old pup just loves to walk, play, and run. This is a great idea for those who are bored with the same cardio activities. Mix it up with a Welsh Terrier and you’ll be excited to get to work every day.
20. English Shepherd
If you are the type who spends most of your day outside rather than indoors, the English Shepherd is just the same as you! They usually like to play, play, snuggle, swim and go for long walks. Remember, these pups were trained to spend long hours grazing outside. They can definitely teach you a lesson or two in progressive cardio workouts!
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