Top 5 Active Dogs: The Most Playful Dog Breeds

dogs Apr 28, 2021

The energy level of dogs is very important, because each person should choose a dog with the same physical condition or at least, a similar one.

Energetic breeds prefer to play a lot, run, see new places and walk. This level of energy is present in dogs of all sizes, so it will be easy to find the right breed.

Which dogs have the most high level of energy? Well, let’s find out:

  1. Caniche/Poodle
  2. Golden Retriever
  3. Siberian Husky
  4. Border Collie
  5. Australian Shepherd

1. Caniche/Poodle

medium-sized poodle/caniche
Coco - my forever love (a medium-sized caniche)

Caniche/Poodle is an affectionate, elegant and clever family dog. He is a purebred dog with a royal attitude and also, very playful.

The Poodle/Caniche origin is most commonly claimed to have been developed in Germany, but from France, too.

His breed sizes are standard, medium, miniature, and toy poodle/caniche.

The Standard Poodle was originally used by wildfowl hunters to retrieve game from water. The smaller varieties of the breed were bred from the original in France where they were once commonly used as circus performers, but have become popular companion dogs. - Wikipedia

This breed is considered one of the most intelligent breeds in the world. They are very receptive to training, but they can be very destructive, too if you don't give them attention or you leave them alone.

A caniche/poodle dog is very loving and loyal with a high level of energy. They are also called "dogs on bows".

They can look like Coco, but they can look like these, too:

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His interaction with strangers should be a bit aloof and reserved for the first time. After a while, he will get friendly and warm once he realizes that the new person can be trustworthy with no harm for the owner and family.

Well-cared and loved poodles will respond with so much love and devotion. Usually, he is quite calm, but he becomes nervous and overprotective of his owner if he is in an insecure environment.

Poodle's average life span is 12-15 years. The most common diseases at Poodles are heart disease or cancer. Unfortunately, you cannot prevent this, but regular vet checks and a healthy lifestyle can increase the length of your fren's life.

More about Poodles:

  • Perfect for apartments
  • Hates being alone
  • Very sensitive
  • Kids & family-friendly
  • Low shedding
  • Needs to be groomed frequently

2. Golden Retriever

golden retriever - pexel source

Golden Retrievers are the most popular dogs around the world and especially in the United States and the UK.

Goldens are pure love. Their loyalty, intelligence, and love for people make them great companions for all ages. They are a blessing in families with kids. Their calm and patience with children is amazing. Also, these doggos are not capable of being aggressive with other dogs or strangers. It's in their nature to be kind and friendly.

This purebred is highly capable of training. Goldens are very active dogs, always there for play and such a good guide for other deaf and blind dogs. They are also good in disability assistance, therapy, tracking, and sniffing out.

Goldens are fabulous furry athletes, very agile and competitive that excel in dog competitions.

The Golden Retriever is a medium-large, strongly built breed with a dense wavy coat and tail. They can live around 10-12 years.

The breed is susceptible to specific ailments, so pets should be taken to a veterinarian for yearly checkups.

Golden Retrievers are known to have genetic disorders and other diseases. Their common disorder is hip dysplasia. Another health issue common at Golden Retrievers is obesity: these dogs love to eat.

More about Golden Retrievers:

  • Perfect for large spaces (they can live in an apartment, too, but they'll need a lot more movement)
  • Hates being alone
  • Very sensitive
  • Kids & family-friendly
  • High shedding
  • Needs to be groomed frequently

3. Siberian Husky

siberian Husky - pexels source

The Siberian Husky dog breed is one of the most beautiful athletic dog breeds. His appealing appearance looks like that of a wolf: beautiful thick coat in a multitude of colors, blue or multi-colored eyes, and striking facial masks.

Originated in Siberia, this wonderful dog was a working sled dog breed in the past. Now, he is a companionship active, playful, and lovable house pet whose ancestors lived in the extremely cold and harsh environment of the Siberian Arctic. Today, the Siberian Huskies are still frequently used as sled dogs in competitive and recreational winter sports.

Huskies needs a large space to run and where he can be active. Because of his high level of energy, you have to prevent escapes by having a high fence that goes all the way into the ground. Giving your Husky enough activities you can reduce unwanted behaviors or boredom, like escape attempts or involuntary destructions.

Huskies usually howl instead of barking. Their behavior is unique, unforgettable: they digging under, chew, roll in the garden or in mud, jump over fences. They are like escape artists - intelligent but can be stubborn because of their independence, impulsivity, and inattention. That's why they need training from an early age to learn obedience.

The Siberian Husky is a medium to large-sized breed that weighs between 16-27 kg. They need big spaces where to run free.

These hyperactive dogs need the constant companionship of people and other dogs. They have this very strong need to feel as being part of a pack.

The Husky dogs have no aggression towards humans or any other animals at all.

Their life span is between 12 to 14 years. The common health issues are mainly genetic - eye problems (like juvenile cataracts, corneal dystrophy) and seizures. They're also prone to gastric disease and bronchitis.

More about the Siberian Husky breed:

  • Perfect for large spaces
  • Hates being alone
  • Very sensitive
  • Friendly with everyone
  • Tolerates cold weather
  • Shedding a lot

4. Border Collie

border collie - pixabay source

Border Collies are purebred dogs with unlimited energy. They are highly intelligent and trainable and excel in various canine sports like obedience, agility, tracking,  flyball, and flying disc competitions.

Besides their energy and intelligence, they are great family companions that keep you active all day long.

Border Collies are very loving and demanding. But you must know that when boredom occurs, many border collies are dealing with problematic behaviors, such as chewing everything, and hole digging. This breed can exhibit a strong desire to herd, but this built-in drive can sometimes manifest a little bit negative. They might chase after cars or bikes. Border Collies are still used nowadays to herd sheep on farms around the world.

Compared with other dog breeds they require considerably more daily physical training and mental stimulation.

Border Collies are medium-sized dogs with a moderate amount of coat prone to shedding. Black and white is the most commonly seen color pattern of this breed, but there are many colors of these doggos.

If they receive plenty of play and exercise, they thrive really well with humans or other dogs.

Border collie's natural life span is between 12 and 15 years. Common health issues are cancer, old age, and cerebral vascular afflictions.

More about Border Collies:

  • Perfect for large spaces (they can live in an apartment, too, but they'll need a lot more movement)
  • Hates being alone
  • Very sensitive
  • Kids & family-friendly
  • Strangers friendly
  • Moderate shedding
  • Basic grooming needs

5. Australian Shepherd

Australian Shepherd - pexels source

The Australian Shepherd dog breed's origin comes from the United States, not Australia as the name suggests. 😅 He was a breed of herding dogs in the past and today he has become one of the most popular companion dog breeds in the United States.

They are wonderful family companions if they receive many trainings and activities to channel their energy. Yes, they are very active and athletic dogs that are great at dog sports. They can become destructive if it doesn't receive adequate exercise.

In general, these dogs are a pretty healthy breed, but they can have several health issues, such as: epilepsy, blind from birth, cataracts. Their health concerns are more for eye problems.

Australian Shepard's average lifespan is between 11-13 years.

More about the Australian Shepard breed:

  • Perfect for large spaces
  • Hates being alone
  • Very sensitive
  • Kids & family-friendly
  • Strangers friendly
  • Medium shedding

There are more active dog breeds to write about, but these six mentioned are the most playful and active dogs.

It is very important that every dog owner finds the right pet for their own needs and desires, according to the lifestyle adopted. So, if you're an active person that loves dogs, try to choose a dog that you could care for a lifetime. And if you could have the chance to adopt, just do it and make a little soul happy.

Love and paws 'till the next article!🐾

See here the list with the laziest dog breeds!

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