Hyperactive Dog Breeds
January 19, 2019
Whether you’re reading this article because you’re looking for a lively and friendly pup who you’re looking to burn a few calories with, or you’re looking to avoid welcoming a dog into your home who won’t be all too happy about curling up with you on the sofa; we’ve got you covered.
Each dog breed has very different requirements when it comes to physical exercise, the more hyperactive the dog breed is, the more time you will need to spend making sure those needs are met. Anyone who doesn’t put a serious amount of consideration into how they will meet the needs of their new family member should really think twice about getting a dog. As an owner, you should be committed to having a plan on how you will want to keep your dog entertained – especially if they are a hyperactive breed.
Cases of owners wanting to put their pup up for adoption after they start becoming a nuisance in the house are all too rare. So, if you like peace and quiet in your home, it is strongly advised that you refrain from buying or adopting any dog featured on this list.
As you’d expect, plenty of working dogs are full of energy, however, with this list, we’ve chosen to feature dogs which are popular as pets.
- Border Collie
Along with possessing high amounts of intelligence the Border Collie also has plenty of energy, which any farmer looking for a dog to help them herd livestock would be grateful of, yet, when it comes to welcoming a Border Collie into the home their hyperactivity can quickly become a problem if enough daily activities and long walks aren’t on offer. The Border Collie will need a constructive way to release this energy to avoid unwanted and destructive behaviour.
- Siberian Husky
Despite the size of the breed, the Siberian Husky is increasingly popular in family homes. Yet, many owners may not quite anticipate how mischievous and active a Siberian husky can be! It is part of the breed’s nature to be constantly seeking fun and adventure. This is the part of the personality of the breed which puts them in such high demand; their willingness to play with their human or fellow furry friends! If outdoor activities aren’t for you, you may be better off with a more sedate lapdog.
Anyone who has tried to wear out a Dalmatian will tell you that it is almost impossible to tire out this breed. Even after running in fields for hours, they will still possess boundless amounts of energy. But, that’s not to say Dalmatians don’t make the perfect pet for anyone who is looking for a furry friend to join them for a daily run! It’s also highly important that the breed feels as though it is being mentally challenged with various activities. Always remember that dogs have the same capacity to get bored, just as we do! While some are more tolerant of it than others, Dalmatians hate to be left alone for long periods of time.
- Golden Retriever
When it comes to lists of popular dog breeds, the Golden Retriever is never far from the top spot. The golden boy of the animal kingdom are highly sought after due to their protecting, engaged and loving personas. Many dog breeds are one owner pets, but not the Golden Retriever, the Golden Retriever will love all of its human family equally. Remember, that originally the Golden Retriever was bred to hunt, so they will naturally be fond of being presented with mental and physical challenges.
- Jack Russel Terrier
Jack Russel Terriers are notoriously full of character, and part of that character is having plenty of energy! As the Terriers were also once a working breed, they come with a fairly hyperactive genetic makeup. If the Jack Russell Terrier is left to get bored, despite their size they will make light work of destroying the house! In order to keep your household intact, you’ll have to make sure that your Jack Russell Terrier is exercised daily, and provided with a lot of toys so they can entertain themselves when you’re not around! When you are home, you’ll want to make sure you put aside plenty of time to fulfil their emotional needs.
Chihuahuas are the dog breed which proves that size doesn’t matter when it comes to energy reserves, just where they reserve all of their spritely energy, we can’t be sure of, but what we can be sure of is that they have very strong personalities. While they will be a pleasure to be around if they are kept entertained, they will become very destructive if you fail to meet all of their emotional, mental and physical needs. The good news is, it doesn’t take much exercise to keep your Chihuahua happy any healthy. However, you will need to ensure that the exercise is daily, and you set aside enough time to play.
- Australian Shepherd
While the Australian Shepherd dog isn’t one of the most popular dog breeds, their excessive amounts of energy meant that they definitely deserved a place on the list of top hyperactive dog breeds. The Australian Shepherd is very similar to the Border Collie as an adaptable and highly intelligent breed. As you would have guessed from the name, the Australian Shepherd was originally bred to herd sheep, which it is still commonly used for today. The Australian Shepherd dogs excel in obedience and agility training and giving them challenges is one sure way that you will have a happy and healthy Aussie Shepherd.
When it comes to the Pointer’s natural instincts, you can take the dog out of the hunting field, but you definitely can’t take the hunter out of the dog. Courage and stamina are ingrained in this breed’s personality, which is why they have been primarily used for sports and hunting, yet due to their social and gentle personalities and ability to get along with all of the family, they are now increasingly popular as pets. They’ll require at least two short walks each day, they can also be incredibly indignant when it comes to their routine too!
- English Springer Spaniel
Any dog breed with ‘springer’ in their name is bound to be full of energy, and the English Springer Spaniel certainly lives up to their name. Over the past few decades, the English Springer Spaniel has become more and more popular in the family home for their cheery and playful personalities. Yet, it is in their DNA to be a relentless hunter. Even in the face of the harshest of elements, they would never give up on a hunt. This level of endurance and strength is hard-wired into their active personalities. So, make sure you are able to give an English Springer Spaniel the right environment before bringing one into your home.
Very few dog breeds can match the Weirmaraner when it comes to intelligence, hunting game, speed, and courage. This means that the breed often comes out on top in a wide variety of sports. While keeping any dog in a create for a lot amount of time is cruel, this breed definitely won’t thank you for the hours of penned up solitude. It is very easy for these dogs to start feeling frustrated through boredom, so ensure that you are up to the task of keeping one entertained before adopting or buying a Weimaraner pup.