10 Adventurous Dog Breeds

Which Companion Excels Outdoors?

Looking to head into the great outdoors with a four-legged companion? Whether you’re into water sports or prefer exploring by land, you’re bound to find the perfect match on this list of adventurous dog breeds.

Tip: Before heading to an outdoor adventure for the first time with your dog, make sure he’s had a recent annual checkup and is in ideal health for physical activities. No matter what time of year you take your dog on an adventure, be sure to keep him hydrated and cool to protect his well-being.

Border Collies
  • Border Collies
  • Bernese Mt Dog Adventurous
  • German Shorthaired Pointers
  • Australian Shepherds
  • Labrador Retrievers
  • Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever
  • Siberian Huskies
  • Portuguese Water Dogs
  • Rhodesian Ridgebacks
  • Saluki Dogs
  • Don’t Forget About Mutts!

1. Border Collies

Considered one of the ultimate outdoor dog breeds, the border collie is known for its high endurance, off-the-charts intelligence (the “Mensa” of breeds) and supreme agility. Perfectly suited for exercise and outdoor activities, this breed will become bored if not given a job to do. Ideal for high-energy, active owners who have the time to maintain obedience training and plan regular outdoor excursions.