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Does your pup make the list of the top 20 most energetic dog breeds?


Coming in 20th, at no fault to their own for being included on this list, but we needed contenders... it's the... Besenji! 20. Basenji

  • Weight Range: 22-24 lbs

  • Size: Small to Medium

  • Energy Level: High

  • These alert and curious dogs may be small, but their energy is boundless.

19. Cairn Terrier

  • Weight Range: 13-18 lbs

  • Size: Small

  • Energy Level: High

  • Hardy and outgoing, Cairn Terriers are full of energy and enthusiasm.

18. Boxer

  • Weight Range: 50-80 lbs

  • Size: Medium to Large

  • Energy Level: High

  • Playful and fun-loving, Boxers require regular exercise to stay content.

17. Beagle

  • Weight Range: 18-30 lbs

  • Size: Small to Medium

  • Energy Level: High

  • Beagles' curious and friendly nature demands ample physical and mental stimulation.

16. Irish Setter

  • Weight Range: 50-70 lbs

  • Size: Large

  • Energy Level: High

  • These elegant dogs are brimming with energy and enthusiasm.

15. American Eskimo Dog

  • Weight Range: 6-35 lbs

  • Size: Toy to Medium

  • Energy Level: High

  • Surprisingly energetic for their size, American Eskimo Dogs need regular activity.

14. English Springer Spaniel

  • Weight Range: 40-50 lbs

  • Size: Medium to Large

  • Energy Level: High

  • Friendly and active, Springer Spaniels thrive on play and exercise.

13. Brittany Spaniel

  • Weight Range: 30-40 lbs

  • Size: Medium

  • Energy Level: High

  • Agile and energetic, Brittany Spaniels are outdoor adventure enthusiasts.

12. German Shorthaired Pointer

  • Weight Range: 45-70 lbs

  • Size: Medium to Large

  • Energy Level: High

  • These dogs are known for their energy and friendly demeanor.

11. Rhodesian Ridgeback

  • Weight Range: 70-85 lbs

  • Size: Large

  • Energy Level: High

  • While slightly calmer, Ridgebacks still have significant energy needs.

10. Portuguese Water Dog

  • Weight Range: 35-60 lbs

  • Size: Medium to Large

  • Energy Level: Very High

  • Originally bred for fishing assistance, these dogs require both mental and physical activity.


9. Australian Cattle Dog

  • Weight Range: 30-50 lbs

  • Size: Medium

  • Energy Level: Very High

  • Energetic and agile, Australian Cattle Dogs thrive on challenges.


8. Weimaraner

  • Weight Range: 55-90 lbs

  • Size: Large

  • Energy Level: Very High

  • Affectionate and energetic, Weimaraners are ideal for those who embrace an active lifestyle.


7. Dalmatian

  • Weight Range: 40-70 lbs

  • Size: Medium to Large

  • Energy Level: Very High

  • Energetic and distinguished, Dalmatians have high energy requirements.


6. Belgian Malinois

  • Weight Range: 40-80 lbs

  • Size: Medium to Large

  • Energy Level: Very High

  • Intelligent and protective, Belgian Malinois thrive on challenges.


5. Vizsla

  • Weight Range: 40-65 lbs

  • Size: Medium

  • Energy Level: Very High

  • Affectionate and energetic, Vizslas are an excellent choice for active individuals.


4. Siberian Husky

  • Weight Range: 35-60 lbs

  • Size: Medium to Large

  • Energy Level: Very High

  • Huskies are known for their endurance and athleticism, requiring ample exercise.


3. Jack Russell Terrier

  • Weight Range: 13-17 lbs

  • Size: Small

  • Energy Level: Very High

  • Lively and spirited, Jack Russells are small dogs with big energy.


2. Australian Shepherd

  • Weight Range: 40-65 lbs

  • Size: Medium

  • Energy Level: Very High

  • Active and loyal, Australian Shepherds are perfect for those who embrace outdoor adventures.


1. Border Collie

  • Weight Range: 30-45 lbs

  • Size: Medium

  • Energy Level: Very High

  • Renowned for their intelligence and work-oriented nature, Border Collies thrive on mental and physical challenges.


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