Oh, what fun it is to enjoy the outside world with no other than your four-legged best friend! You’ve probably heard about Scooby, Lassie, and Hachiko—three remarkable canines that share deep relationships with their human best friends. These loving dogs have accompanied their humans in such woof-derful moments.
This is why when you are choosing a dog, you will want to make sure you pick the right one that can keep up with your active lifestyle. You do not wish to carry your Shih Tzu in your sweaty arms while hiking up the summit.
Like humans, some dogs are more comfortable indoors, while others enjoy having fun outside and in the wilderness. Here are the ten dog breeds that match your thrill-seeking spirit:
1. Labrador Retriever
Probably the most athletic and playful breed, a Labrador Retriever enjoys pretty much everything the outside world has to offer—from swimming in the waters to hiking in the mountains.
2. Siberian Husky
This beautiful pup loves to work hard and gives more than what’s expected. Suppose you want to go on long hikes, trail runs, and camping trips during the cold weather. In that case, a Siberian Husky will be your ideal companion. This breed is pure brains and brawn—have a Siberian Husky carry your pack, and they will be glad to do it for you.
3. Border Collie
The Collie is known for their cute features and commendable agility, intelligence, stamina, loyalty, and herding instincts. A Collie possesses high energy levels that you wouldn’t want to get out of hand. So make sure to take occasional outdoor escapades to help satisfy their hunger for adventure!
4. Rhodesian Ridgeback
Originally bred to hunt lions in the African landscape, this sturdy, muscular dog makes a great companion in your desert adventures. Be ready to handle its fierceness in the wildlife, though!
5. Australian Shepherd
Known for being agile and energetic, this herding dog can easily surpass the most challenging terrains out there. It can leap across rocks, boulders, and hurdles with little to no effort. How great is that?
6. Portuguese Water Dog
As the name suggests, this pup does well by the water, making it a great companion during boat trips. Highly intelligent and trainable, this furry creature makes an off-leash swimming buddy.
7. Bernese Mountain Dog
This docile, hearty breed is the ideal buddy for chill outdoor activities. Since they don’t have other working dogs’ stamina, the Bernese Mountain Dog will love it if you take them on short hikes and chill outdoor walks.
Rugged but extremely elegant, versatile but extremely loyal—this red-coated dog has an intense love for jumping, running, and traversing around the forests! Keep in mind that this loving pup is susceptible to cold, so make sure to always pack a warm blanket with you!
This lean and large pup makes a great outdoor companion, especially if you love to run. A Dalmatian is an excellent choice if you want a protective dog to accompany you during your long-distance walks and jogs.
10. Tibetan Terrier
Don’t be fooled by their size—this small, active dog was taken care of in monasteries 2,000 years ago, making them a great watchdog. The Tibetan Terrier makes an excellent buddy in snow and mountain activities.
This is a guest article contributed by Mike Powell. Mike loves everything about dogs, and he constantly writes about his passion for canines at Dog Embassy, a website that aims to provide information about dog nutrition, exercise, accessories, and more.