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10 Most Athletic Dog Breeds in the World (with Pictures)

10 Most Athletic Dog Breeds in the World (with Pictures)

Dogs are fun and thus make a great companion. It is crucial for you to choose the right dog breed. If you own a dog high on energy and enthusiasm, it will be a great experience.

If you want to boost your athletic lifestyle, you can consider the most athletic dog breeds. Athletic dogs make great workout buddies. They can be a good companion to exploring outdoors. So, let’s find out the most popular athletic dog breeds.

10 Most Athletic Dog Breeds

#1 Dalmatians


There is a good reason why firefighters have Dalmatians in the station. They are loyal, obedient, and industrious. As far as faithful companions go, it does not get any better than them.

They are employed regularly in in-service work and enjoy it when they can stay busy outdoors. They are smart and can be engaged with various mental activities such as puzzles to remain happy. They are usually great with kids too.

However, since they are overtly active, it is better to watch them when they are with small children.

#2 Greyhounds

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They are said to be the fastest of their kind on the planet. Greyhounds are estimated to run as fast as 45 mph (miles per hour). Their endurance is impressive as well. They have a natural inclination to chase prey.

Keep them on a leash when outdoors – even a secure area should be good enough. As fast as these dogs are, they are gentle individuals who like lounging.

They are smart with an even temper to boot. They are a great option for families with older kids.

#3 Siberian Huskies 

Siberian Huskies

Even among the most athletic dog breeds, the Huskies deserve special mention. They work well with other dogs. It is a reason why this dog breed is used so much as sled dogs.

Siberian Husky dogs have a lot of endurance and strength hidden carefully under all that fur, which is astonishing too. They are great with families, especially children in the middle stages of their childhood.

They get along rather well with other dogs but mostly like a lot of personal attention.

#4 German Shepherd

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German Shepherd has a lot of energy and is immensely protective as well. They are loyal, naturally obedient, and highly intelligent. However, this breed tends to be rather stubborn as well.

Hence, you must train them well from a young age. Their natural inclination to protect and athleticism are reasons they are such a common feature of police departments worldwide.

They are amicable even with people they do not know. Apart from that, they are never aggressive unless provoked.

#5 Jack Russell Terrier 

Jack Russell Terrier 

They may be small dogs, but they are full of personality. Jack Russell Terrier has plenty of energy and is one of the most energetic dog breeds in the world. However, they like to vocalize their feelings and include plenty of barking.

So, keep this in mind if you live in an apartment. Also, they are habitually fearless and goofy. They often tend to deal with problems greater than what they can handle.

They are devoted dogs that do well in families with adolescent or older children.

#6 Australian Cattle Dog 

australian cattle dog

Australian Cattle dogs are hard-working and loyal individuals. As you may have guessed, the breed was reared so that they could herd cattle, and this is the source of their epic endurance levels. They are capable of staying in the fields all day without getting tired at all.

They are brave and watchful of the people they are with. It can be said about their territory as well. They may not naturally be aggressive, but they do not gel well with people or dogs they do not know.

#7 Small Munster lander

Small Munsterlander

Small Munster landers are naturally upbeat and highly attentive. This dog breed has a strong will to go with it. However, if you train them well, they can become great companions. They have plenty of energy, and their endurance is massive as well.

This is not a common factor when you think they are a small dog breed. They tend to be attentive, affectionate, and clever.

However, this dog breed is not the right option if you have small children in your home. They also possess all the qualities of gun dogs.

#8 Border Collie 

Border Collie

Border Collie dog breed is meant to be working dogs ever since the first time they were bred. For that matter, they live well in families with a high activity level.

Otherwise, they tend to become depressed and destructive. People have used them earlier to herd sheep. In many countries, this dog breed works with bomb experts.

As long as you provide them with enough scope to burn off their energy, they are highly loyal and smart. They are gentle but better suited to families with active adults or older children.

#9 American Pitbull Terrier

American Pitbull Terrier

American Pitbull terriers may be stubborn but are full of energy and affectionate. Also, this dog breed is sufficiently gentle for families with small kids. At the same time, they do well with adults who are usually active and love to spend a lot of time outdoors.

These dogs are as intelligent and immensely strong-willed. Are you looking for a dog breed you can take to trek with you? In that case, these dogs are a terrific option. They may look aggressive and fierce but are more clownish and playful. 

#10 Boxers


Boxers are the Swiss army knife among dogs. They are a combination of tremendous athleticism and equally hard work. Do not be fooled by their boxy bodies because they have plenty of intelligence.

They are great for families and love to solve riddles & play games. They have sufficient energy to play and run around for hours.

This is great as far as keeping them happy is concerned as they can play for most of the day and have as much fun and frolic as their heart dictates. You should start training them as early as you can.

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