high-energy dog breeds

When you think of high energy dog breeds, your mind might immediately conjure up images of a Labrador Retriever playing frisbee or a hyperactive Springer Spaniel bounding around 

dog breeds such as the Border Collie or Australian Shepherd, but smaller, non-working breeds such as the Terrier can be just as sprightly. 

Bred as a sheepdog, if it’s not used to herd livestock, it can be found herding children in the family if it’s not taught otherwise. 

the Australian Shepherd was taken to Australia by the Basques in the 1800s in search of greener pastures and later to California where these dogs became known as ranch dogs 

Similar to the Australian Shepherd, the Australian Cattle Dog is a ranch dog, but they were bred by Australian settlers to herd cattle by nipping at their heels. 

These dogs may be small, but they make up for it with their high-energy and lively personalities. During the mid-1800s Russell Terriers were used as hunting dogs  

The Weimaraner (named after the Court of Weimar) was originally used by noblemen in Germany during the 1800s to hunt bears 

Greyhounds are champion sprinters with lean bodies and a calm and dignified appearance. They’re quiet dogs that move gracefully and while they excel at athletics 

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