Most Active & High-Energy Dog Breeds

High-energy, active dogs need a lot of playtime and exercise. These athletic dog breeds thrive in homes with big yards to play in and with a person who enjoys going on long walks or runs and playing games like fetch. If you’re looking for a running buddy or a dog to get you moving more often, explore our list of most active dogs below to find the perfect one for you.


Afghan Hound Dog Breed
Airedale Terrier Dog Breed
American English Coonhound Dog Breed
American Water Spaniel Dog Breed
Anatolian Shepherd Dog Breed
Australian Cattle Dog Breed
Australian Shepherd Dog Breed
Basenji Dog Breed
Beagle Dog Breed
Bearded Collie Dog Breed
Beauceron Dog Breed
Belgian Malinois Dog Breed