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List of Dog Breeds with a High Exercise Demand

Energetic Dogs

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This is a list of breeds that are considered to have a very high demand for exercise. You should not choose one of these breeds unless you have the time and space to properly accommodate their exercise needs. These high-energy dogs are going to need more vigorous exercise than some other less energetic breeds. Throwing a ball or letting your dog run free at a dog park for exercise is great, but it still does not fulfill the dog’s need for a walk. Taking your dog for a walk is very important for any dog in order to keep its mind balanced. Therefore, in addition to other exercise outlets, it needs to be taken for a daily walk, jog, running beside a bike or rollerblading, where they are made to heel beside or behind the person holding the lead; never in front as instinct tells a dog the leader leads the way and that leader needs to be the human. If you are not a high-energy family do not choose one of these high-energy breeds. Dogs that do not receive enough exercise can develop behavior issues.