It’s finally nice out, which means it’s time to get outdoors and do some running, cycling, or whatever else you love doing. And of course any active person needs an energetic dog by their side. But where to start? There are so many choices. Let the list below help you.
Most terriers are energetic. But if you’re really energetic, the Airedale terrier is your best bet. Talk about an interesting looking dog! They stand tall, courageous, and ready to protect. Aieredale terriers were originally hunting/guard dogs, so they may not be the best choice if you have small children (just because they play a little rough). However, they’re still very friendly. Just a tip – these dogs need to be walked for long periods, since they really need the exercise.
With 3 choices, choosing a Labrador retriever can be tough — you’ve got to decide if you want a chocolate lab, golden lab, or black lab!
Need a dog a little bit more toned down than the Aieredale terrier? The Labrador retriever might be one to look into. Talk about a family friendly dog; it’ll love swimming, hiking, or and other casual activities. Labrador retrievers will be playful when you want them to be, but can certainly calm down when it’s necessary.
Australian Cattle Dog
As you could probably guess from the name, this dog is a herding breed. Love running? This dog is the one for you. As long as Australian cattle dogs get exercise, they’ll behave. Otherwise, they could be trouble.
Bernese Mountain Dog
If a dog breed has “mountain” in its name, you know it means business. Perhaps they’re not as energetic as the Aieradale terrier, but they’re still fun, loving, and strong. Due to their thick coat, they’re perfect for taking on a winter snowshoeing adventure or playing with the kids, but even in the summer, these dogs are still adventurous. Walk them regularly and train them correctly, and you’ll have a very loyal dog on your hands.
The Dalmatian used to be the official dog of the firehouse. The amount of stamina they have is incredible, and they absolutely cannot sit around all day with nothing to do. They love running, so if you have a large yard, this dog will keep playing for ages. They’re friendly with children as long as they’re getting the proper exercise.
Lisa Podwirny is the owner of Ketchum Mfg. Connect with her on Google+