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Top Five Dog Breeds Who Love to Play Outdoors


If you love spending time in the great outdoors and are considering adding a four-legged friend to your family, this blog is for you. Making sure you find a dog that enjoys spending time outside as much as you do is essential. Although all dog breeds want time outside, some are better built for this and have different characteristics which will allow them to keep up with you and your family. Below is a list of the top five dog breeds that will enjoy outdoor exploring as much as you do.


The Labrador Retriever is originally from Newfoundland and bred from a water dog. This breed was eventually brought to England to work as waterfowl retrievers thanks to their physical agility and abilities. Labrador Retrievers are very social dogs and enjoy walking side-by-side with their family. They are brilliant dogs who quickly learn basic commands to help prevent them from straying off while you and he explore the great outdoors.

Basic Breed Facts:

Group: Working

Height: 20 to 26 inches tall at maturity

Weight: 50 to 75 pounds at maturity

Life expectancy: 10 to 12 years Coat and color: The Coat is short; fawn and brindle are the standard colors.

The Pomeranian is a spitz breed dog descended from sled dogs in Lapland and Iceland. The Pomeranian is related to Samoyeds and Malamutes. Although this dog breed is smaller, they spend time outside very well and enjoy exploring with the family. They also tend to train efficiently and quickly learn basic commands.

Basic Breed Facts:

Group: Toy

Height: 6 to 8 inches tall at maturity

Weight: 3 to 8 pounds at maturity

Coat and color: A long, double coat in many colors, such as cream, red, orange, black, brown, blue, and sable. Life expectancy: 12 to 15 years

Australian Shepherds, also known as “Aussies,” are very athletic, strong, and agile dogs. This breed is active and does excellent in families enjoying long outdoor walks and exploring the wild. This breed thrives on activity time and will keep his family busy. Aussies were developed in the United States, where ranchers bred them as livestock herders and farm workers.

Basic Breed Facts:

Group: Herding

Height: 18 to 24 inches tall at maturity

Weight: 40 to 70 pounds at maturity Coat and color: Vary between medium to long coats, which can be found in black, red, merle, or blue.

Jack Russell Terriers originated in the 1800s in England and were used for hunting foxes and small game. They are very active and energetic dogs who enjoy outdoor activity time with their family. This breed enjoys long walks on trails with family and even enjoys swimming. If you intend to add this breed to your family, get ready to stay active because this breed thrives on activity.

Basic Breed Facts:

Group: Terrier

Height: 10 to 10 inches tall at maturity

Weight: 12 to 19 pounds at maturity Coat and color: Short hair which can be found smooth or rough and in tan, brown, black or white.


The Portuguese Water Dog is a working dog who loves to be on the move. They are high-energy dogs that thrive on outdoor activity time with their family. This breed also does well with other dogs that enjoy active family time. This pup should be considered for families that want to swim, as swimming is one of their favorite pastimes.

Basic Breed Facts:

Group: Working

Weight: 35 to 65 pounds at maturity

Height: 16 to 24 inches tall at maturity Coat and color: Tightly curled or wavy, coming in a variety of colors which include black, white, brown, white, and silver mixed, and black and white mixed.



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