Discover 10 high energy dog breeds that require both physical exercise and mental stimulation to thrive.
Border Collies are active, agile, and intelligent dogs that were bred as sheepdogs and need plenty of exercise and mental stimulation to be happy and healthy.
The Australian Shepherd, originally from Europe, is a tireless breed with strong herding instincts and needs over two hours of exercise daily, making great companions for playing frisbee or agility training.
The Australian Cattle Dog is a hardy and tenacious breed, bred to herd cattle by nipping at their heels, and requires lots of exercise to prevent boredom and destructive behavior.
Weimaraners were once used to hunt big game, but now need at least two hours of exercise a day and a lot of attention from experienced owners to prevent anxiety.
Small but high-energy, Russell Terriers were originally used for hunting and still love the pursuit, but require experienced owners with a firm hand and at least an hour of exercise per day.
Dalmatians were originally coaching dogs, and with their speed and endurance, make perfect companions for active owners, as well as great family dogs if trained and socialized properly.
Siberian Huskies were developed in Siberia for pulling sleds and are sociable, friendly dogs that need obedience training and lots of outdoor exercise.
Labrador Retrievers are versatile working dogs with a friendly and easy-to-train temperament, making them ideal family pets and often used as guide dogs and in search and rescue.
Poodles were originally hunting dogs and make active, intelligent and loyal family pets, but require plenty of stimulation to prevent boredom.