What dog needs the most exercise? Here’s the Answer

A breed that originated in the Scottish Highlands, Cairn Terriers are hardy, energetic dogs. Historically, their role was to hunt vermin, so they may seek out foxes, badgers and rats on a daily stroll.

True to their name, Springer Spaniels are bouncy and full of life. If their vigorously wagging tails are anything to go by, these dogs need plenty of exercise. At least two hours a day is recommended when they reach adulthood, which is around 18 months for most Springers.

Saint Bernards might require large amounts of exercise, but they dont fare well as jogging buddies or in hot weather.

Two hours to run around is the minimum these active dogs need per day. These gundogs were originally bred for hunting large game such as Boers, Bears, and Deers, and were once nicknamed “Grey Ghosts” for their silvery coats and stealthy hunting style. Weimaraners are therefore naturals at a game of fetch.

Famed for their agility, fun activities such as weaving, tunnels, and jumping can be used to liven up a daily walk.

9 dog breeds that need more than two hours of exercise a day

According to the Kennel Club, these dogs will need to stretch their legs outside for more than two hours a day:

  • Labrador Retriever
  • English Springer Spaniel
  • Golden Retriever
  • German Shepherd Dog
  • Boxer
  • Hungarian Viszla
  • Border Collie
  • Rottweiler
  • Dalmatian
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    Do you have an active lifestyle? The exercise needs of these ten active breeds would keep any owner in shape.

    Walking, jogging, biking, hiking, swimming, and playing Frisbee with your dog are all fun workouts you can enjoy together. Here at the American Kennel Club, we have more than a century of knowledge to help you learn more about dogs and their needs, habits, and how best they might fit in with your lifestyle.

    These breeds will not only be able to keep up with your active lifestyle but can help encourage you to get your butt out the door and get moving