In this article, we are going to talk about which dogs are the most hyper dogs breeds. To be fair, any breed of dog may end up being hyperactive because of breeding, upbringing, or other factors. But we only want to include dog breeds having a recognized hyper personality.
One factor to consider when determining what type of dog to get is how active the dog is. There are 3 types of dogs:
- Natural couch potatoes.
- Active dogs that need regular exercise but do not become destructive if they miss two walks.
- Hyperactive dogs that must have extensive exercise daily. Essential if these dogs are to stay mentally sound, well-behaved, and healthy.
If you lead an active lifestyle and have kids that cannot stay still for long, a hyperactive dog is a perfect match for you and your family.
Here are the most hyperactive dog breeds:
Endowed with endless enthusiasm and stamina that never ebbs. Dalmatians are playful and eager companions that can bring great joy to a family setting.
Bred to pull carriages, these cute black and white spotted dogs have the energy to enable them to run for miles alongside horses. Termed as one of the most energetic dogs, regular intense exercise is vital to the well-being of Dalmatians.
2. Siberian Husky
If you prefer large dogs to small ones, the Siberian Husky would make a great family companion. With a life span of 12-15 years, the Siberian Husky puppy will be in your family for many years. Full of energy, Siberians are working breeds and can run immense distances.
As pets, Siberian Huskies have an agreeable personality, mischievous, active, and very playful. You must keep your Siberian Husky engaged in lots of fun outdoor activities. Because, without plenty of physical activity, Siberians become destructive and will even try to escape.
3. Border Collie
Border Collies are intelligent dogs that have plenty of mental and physical energy. We use them on ranches and farms but can also make great family pets because of their dependable natures.
To stay healthy and contented, this breed of dog requires plenty of intense physical exercise that is also stimulating to the mind. Although obedient, Border Collies can turn into disastrous house dogs if bored and not exercised.
4. Australian Shepherd
Like the Border Collie, Australian Shepherds are very active dogs. Bred to be herding dogs, Australian Shepherds have the energy required to herd livestock and are still used to work stock on ranches and farms.
Australian Shepherds need lots of activities to stimulate their inquisitive minds. And a sense of purpose to achieve contentment and not engage in damaging behavior. Challenging activities like long runs, games, and dog sports or a “job” outside will keep an Australian Shepherd satisfied.
5. Miniature Pinscher
Although not a large dog, Miniature Pinschers have a lot of energy, earning them the name “perpetual motion machines”. Curious, playful, and quick. This dog breed requires plenty of playtime and long walks daily. You must be fit yourself to keep up with a Miniature Pinscher’s energy.
6. Golden Retriever
The Golden Retriever makes an outstanding pet ideal for families. A super friendly dog, and easy to train. If you love hunting, this dog will make an excellent hunting companion. As a natural hunter, the Golden Retriever can carry the heaviest of game birds.
A massive lover of exercise. A Golden Retriever requires regular physical and mental challenges. Necessary for him to stay happy and healthy.
7. Labrador Retriever
Considered being one of the best family-companion dog breeds. Labradors are loyal and loving, are athletic, and as a youngster have boundless energy. They are an obedient and well-behaved dog most of the time. Yet, they can cause chaos when bored and under-exercised.
This breed has a natural love for the outdoors and water. Keep them engaged at all times. They excel at activities such as swimming, running, and mentally challenging outdoor games. Beware, they will eat almost anything and their appetite grows as they eat more. If you overfeed them, they soon become overweight.
8. Irish Setter
Bred as gundogs. Irish Setters have a beautiful and distinctive, long, rich mahogany coat. They are friendly, mischievous, and inquisitive by nature. We know them for their clown-like personality, high energy level, and powerful movement.
The only thing that will keep an Irish Setter happy, healthy, and well-behaved is a great deal of daily, physical, and mental activities.
9. Jack Russell Terrier
If you love small cute dogs, you’ll adore the little Jack Russell Terrier. But you don’t want your terrier to switch from adorable to annoying. So, you must find constructive ways of releasing their high energy levels.
Some activities that the Jack Russell Terrier loves include dog sports, hunting, and mental exercises.
Although considered graceful dogs, poodles love to be on the move with swimming, running, and playing catch.
A poodle will always find new destructive ways to release its pent-up energy if it’s not receiving enough physical challenges.
11. English Pointer
Aside from having an athletic build, English Pointers have high stamina levels that enable them to run for hours on end without tiring.
Super playful, the English Pointer is happiest when chasing after birds. Shower them with lots of attention and engage them in entertaining physical activity.
12. Airedale Terrier
Airedale Terriers are bold, playful, and adventurous dogs that are always ready for a fun and engaging activity.
As pets, they’re reliable and lively companions that are always ready to protect their owners. With plenty of physical and mental exercises daily, Airedales make a great house dog.
Boxers have boundless energy and are so mischievous it’s untrue. We cannot even consider them mature until they reach three years old. They originated in Germany and then brought back to the US after the first world war.
Boxers love their human families and are very gentle with children, even allowing for their size. Some pet parents say they are so affectionate they forget their size and want to be lap dogs. We must exercise them every day for two hours, plus this dog needs mental stimulation.
We have only given a brief description of each of these wonderful dogs. There is so much more to these dogs, as we are sure you’re aware. We will cover each of them in-depth soon.
In the meantime, please drop your comments below if you think we should add other breeds to our list. Why not share your own stories of your personal experiences with dogs you consider are the most hyper dog breeds?
As a kid, I grew up with lots of dogs in my family. My earliest recollection was a Labrador mix called Bruce, and I must have only been about three years old.
When I was around seven, we began to move around frequently, so having a dog was very difficult until we adopted a baby long-haired Dachshund. I was thirteen by then. We called him Pepe; I have no idea why; all I can say was it wasn’t my idea. But he did seem to grow into the name.
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To understand dogs as much as possible, I have taken several courses regarding dog care and training. The most recent course is The Truth About Cats And Dogs, offered by The University Of Edinburgh.
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