Top 10 Most Energetic Dog Breeds for Active People

Border Collie

Border collies are extremely intelligent, energetic dogs bred to be nimble herders with good stamina.

Australian Shepherd

They are very smart and active and they excel in dog sports. They were bred to herd livestock and enjoy staying busy.

Australian Cattle

They a hard-working, high-energy breed. These dogs have the drive and stamina to herd cattle over long distances every day.

Jack Russell Terrier

Terrier are known to be highly energetic, including Jack Russell terriers. They are well in learning dog sports.


The Weimaraner was bred for hunting and continues to have that drive to be on the move, running long distances.

Belgian Malinois

The Belgian Malinois often works for law enforcement, and it needs some kind of job to thrive.

Siberian Husky

They were bred to pull sleds over long distances, so it should come as no surprise that they need plenty of exercise.


Historically they ran alongside and protected carriages. For  active people, they can be excellent running or hiking partners.


Boxers often are goofy, lovable and somewhat hyperactive. They can make wonderful companions for all kinds of families.

Irish Setter

Irish setters were bred to be swift hunting dogs.They respond well to training and excel in dog sports.

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