Activity Level

The level of activity from determined breeds mustn't be confused with the need to exercise, even when an adequate dose of exercise results in less activity for the dog, at least temporarily. For this, the breeds listed as high and medium level are the best option not only for those people that can dispose of long, frequent and intense walks with its dogs, but also, for those that enjoy having an active and tireless companion.

The breeds listed in the high and medium level are therefore, ideal for highly active people. People who must give their dog the required activity the animal is asking for. But on the contrary they won't be the ideal companions for those owners that by their way of being, their age or life-style wish a more calm and peaceful companion.

Low

  • Alaskan Malamute
  • Rottweiler
  • Basset Hound
  • Spanish Hound
  • Bulldog
  • Saint Bernard
  • Bullmastiff
  • Giant Schnauzer
  • Chow Chow
  • Shar-Pei
  • German Dogo
  • Terranova
  • Bourdeaux Dogo
  • Golden Retriever
  • Labrador
  • Lhassa Apso
  • Pyrenees Mastiff
  • Spanish Mastiff.
  • Great Pyrenees

Medium

  • Bobtail
  • Siberian Husky
  • Boxer
  • Maltese
  • Bull Terrier
  • Scottish Shepherd
  • American Cocker
  • Burgos Retriever
  • English Cocker Spaniel
  • Podenco Ibicenco
  • Dachshund
  • Samoyed
  • Dalmatian
  • Standard Schnauzer
  • Spanish Greyhound

High

  • Beagle
  • De Brie Shepherd
  • Beauceron
  • Pekinese
  • Bouvier des Flandres
  • Catalonian Sheepdog
  • German Braco
  • Pinscher
  • Poodle
  • Pointer
  • Chihuahua
  • Scottish Terrier
  • Doberman
  • Miniature Schnauzer
  • Drahthaar
  • English Setter
  • Epagneul Breton
  • Irish Setter
  • Fox Terrier
  • English Springer Spaniel
  • Pomeranian
  • West Highland White Terrier.
  • German Shepherd
  • Yorkshire Terrier
  • Groenendael Belgium Shepherd

Dog Behaviorist Breed classification Needs of exercise Need for affection Tolerance to children Tolerance to other dogs Dominant character Territorial character Activity Level Obedience education