10 Energetic Dog Breeds for People With an Active Lifestyle


Border Collie

Border Collies: Highly intelligent and active dogs, excel in herding and canine sports, require mental and physical stimulation, perfect for outdoor enthusiasts.

Golden Retriever

Golden Retrievers: Popular family dogs, active and outdoor-loving, need regular exercise and access to water, adaptable to city living with outdoor time, watch for weight-related issues.

German Shorthaired Pointer

German Shorthaired Pointers: Energetic hunting dogs, thrive on outdoor activities, need daily exercise, mentally stimulated with nosework and training.

Australian Shepherd

Australian Shepherds: Intelligent, loyal, energetic herding dogs. Need daily exercise, thrive in active environments. Not recommended for families with small children due to herding instincts.


Vizslas: Majestic, smart, active family dogs. Versatile in hunting, tracking, swimming, agility. Need at least an hour of exercise daily. Suitable for city dwellers with ample outdoor activities.


Energetic poodles: Clever, trainable, need mental and physical stimulation. Enjoy fetch, walks, dog parks, swimming. Low-allergen coat for allergy sufferers.

Active Russell Terriers: Smart, high-energy hunting dogs. Need mental and physical stimulation. Love to dig, chase. Ideal for active, engaged owners.

Russell Terrier

Portuguese Water Dog

Water-loving Portuguese Water Dogs: Active, sharp, and loyal companions. Need daily exercise and mental stimulation. Perfect for swimming, fishing, training, agility.

Airedale Terrier

Confident and enthusiastic, Airedale Terriers are the "King of Terriers." Social and active, they enjoy daily play and exercise. Great for allergy sufferers. Clever, loving, and athletic companions.

Labrador Retriever

America's favorite family dog, Labrador Retrievers are easy-going, energetic, and versatile. They excel in swimming, fetch, and learning tricks. Highly trainable and great for service work.