Top Five Dog Breeds Who Love to Play Outdoors

Top Five Dog Breeds

If you love spending time in the great outdoors and are considering adding a fur-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 important. Although all dog breeds enjoy 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 who 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 also very smart dogs who easily learn basic commands which will help to 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 which descended from sled dogs in Lapland and Iceland. The Pomeranian is related Samoyeds and Malamutes. Although this dog breed is smaller in size, they do very well spending time outside and enjoy exploring with family. They also tend to train easily 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 that can be found in many colors such as cream, red, orange, black, brown, blue, and sable. Life expectancy: 12 to 15 years

Australian Shepherds which are also known as "Aussies" are a very athletic, strong, and agile dog. This breed is very active and does great in families that enjoy long outdoor walks and exploring the wild. This breed thrives on activity time and will keep his family active. Aussies were developed in the United States, where ranchers bred them as livestock herders and farmworkers.

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 to hunt foxes and small game. They are very active and energetic dogs who enjoy outdoor activity time with their family. This breed is known to enjoy 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. For families that enjoy swimming, this pup should be one to consider 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.