Are you an active person? Do you own the perfect active lifestyle dog? Take a look at these and see if they match your stride? I wanna guess one of them will meet you coming and going.
Pembroke Welsh Corgi
Corgis may be short, but they’re not lacking in muscle. A set of strong thighs gives this dog a lot of power for moving fast, which may explain why the breed was so popular in Medieval times for herding cattle and sheep. “These great little dogs have an uncanny desire to work,” says Jeff Werber, a licensed veterinarian and founder of Century Veterinary Group in Los Angeles, Calif. “But once they get into herding mode, they’re obsessed.” That means you need to find ways to occupy this dog’s time, or he may just start nipping at your heels. Though stout legs make it hard to run long distances with the Corgi, he’s still perfect for short or long walks and even some light jogging.
Jack Russell Terriers An Active Lifestyle Dog For Sure
If you want a dog that’s truly tireless, consider a Jack Russell. The breed may be small, but what they lack in size they make up for with boundless energy. Dr. Werber says. “They’ll outrun you and keep you going.” But be warned: these small packages of canine energy require lots of interaction, or else they’ll find their own ways to have fun, like eating your best piece of furniture. You will definitely get a workout together by playing chase and simply trying to keep up with him.
A herding dog with some real brainpower: the Australian Shepherd, or Aussie for short. The breed traces back to a line of Europe’s finest herders is one reason you’ll find them among today’s modern cowboys on working ranches. “Their ability to adapt to unfamiliar situations and use the information they’ve already learned is remarkable,” Dr. Werber says. “Give them an obstacle course, and they’ll probably outperform anyone.” Their bodies are heavier, so Aussies are not ideal long-distance runners, but their brains, agility, and quick reactions make them perfect for a game of Frisbee or catch. These pups may be a little shy but they love being a part of family life.
“Now here’s a nice energetic smaller breed for long walks or light jogging,” DiNardo, of the AKC says. Beagles are described as excellent hunting dogs and loyal companions, they are also easy going, funny, and cute. They enjoy being around other dogs and people as well. They follow their noses constantly, which can sometimes get them into sticky situations. These dogs are solid, sturdy, and fairly easy to care for, but they do need to run around and expend their energy. At the end of the day, Beagles are great around kids and families because their pack mentality makes them suited to hang with anybody.
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What is your favorite big sized family dog? Is it one of these?
Do these active dogs make you want to take a hike or go for a walk? Me too!