Las 6 mejores razas de perros para deportistas y amantes de la naturaleza

The 6 best dog breeds for athletes

If you like to play sports or simply enjoy going for long walks or hikes, there are some dog breeds that are ideal to accompany you on your outings.

Going out, walking, running and exercising together will create a very special bond between you and your canine companion, as well as keeping you both healthy and fit.


It is important that you keep in mind that your dog must be perfectly healthy, without pathologies that the activity can aggravate, before taking him with you to exercise.

Keep him hydrated, avoid the hours of maximum heat, and illuminate him if you go out at night.

Offer him an adequate diet for his physical performance... and enjoy exercise and nature with your best friend!!!


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Labrador Retriever. It is the most popular dog in the world and the favorite of families. They are affectionate, peaceful and very intelligent, ideal as assistance, rescue or therapy dogs, and also love to play and have fun. He will always be ready to go for a walk or run with you and never seems to tire. He loves his human or family and will always be ready to accompany you on your adventures.

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Golden Retriever. The Golden is affectionate and has a calm and gentle character, although they also like activity and exercise, so if you like to go out running, playing sports or walking, you will have an ideal companion. His hunting instinct makes him able to spend hours without getting tired playing fetch. He is also a great swimmer and his coat protects him from the cold.

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Border Collie. If there is a dog that loves to run, it is the Border Collie. They have a lot of energy to burn, and if they spend too much time at home alone they become unhappy and can develop destructive behaviors. You should also know that according to the ranking elaborated by the psychologist Stanley Coren in his book "The Intelligence of Dogs" it is the most intelligent breed.

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Dalmatian. Dalmatian dogs require great activity and energy. Fast and with great endurance, it will accompany you on your walks and hikes just as in 17th century England it accompanied the carriages of the upper class on their travels. As it gets bored easily, it requires a lot of attention and stimuli to be a happy dog and a good companion.

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German Shepherd. This is undoubtedly one of the most popular and beloved breeds today. Sociable, playful, balanced, extremely loyal to its owner and very intelligent. If he gets plenty of exercise he will control his nerves and will be happy and affable. He is brave, loyal and a good family guardian. If you take him with you to do sports, run or walk, he will keep up with you without problems.

Pitbull. Unjustly known as a dangerous dog, in reality the Pitbull is a very protective, patient and ideal animal to live with children. It has a lot of energy, so it needs to go for walks several times a day. The ideal is to combine walks with games. A well-behaved Pitbull will be calm, protective and affectionate at home.

Keep in mind that if you have a Pitbull in Spain, as it is considered a potentially dangerous dog (PPP), you must have a license and liability insurance, in addition to taking it out on the street with a muzzle and leash.

Despite all that has been said, any dog, of any breed and, of course, mongrels, can be the best companion for exercise and physical activity if you respect their individual characteristics, adapt to their size and age and take care of their health and safety.