When we hear the name dog, the first thing that comes into our minds is loyalty. When a dog loves you wholeheartedly, that love is unparalleled and we have many many incidents when a dog gives up its life for its owner. The famous Hachiko movie which is based on a real dog is one of the best examples of how much a dog loves his owner. The story is about a dog named Hikichi who waited 9 years outside a metro station in Tokyo, Japan where he regularly used to go and wait for his owner who comes from the office at a particular time as it used to give companionship to his owner till they reach their home. One day the owner dies because of a heart attack while coming back from the office and Hachiko waited at the station for whole his life. Keeping a dog in your home is just not about keeping a pet but it’s more about having a new family member. The preference of dog lovers varies while many love gentle, homely dogs, and some like energetic dogs who are useful during work Here we have created a list of seven energetic dog breeds which are ideal to be part of your family.
Yakutian Laikas were bred to do things like herding, pulling sleds, and hunting. This breed of dog is not new and developed in ancient times for natives of Yakutia as essential companions and from Yakiuta it got its name. It’s a hardworking and versatile dog and is perfect for taking part in dog sports such as agility, coursing ability, herding, or sledding. For hundreds of years, it has been a matchless and faithful associate of people in harsh areas. Today it’s a perfect companion dog that is loyal, joyful, and docile. They are very gentle and form a special bond with children and love being near them. But they are to some extent are reserved with strangers, otherwise, once he gets to know you, they will love playing with you. It has quite a sensitive nose and ears, which make it a good and capable watchdog. It’s most likely to fit in the role of a guardian due to its friendly nature. They are friendly with other dogs if properly trained from a younger age as they still have some hunting and pack characteristics.
The Sloughi is a unique type of dog that prefers one person or one family to whom it’s very loving and loyal. But they are awry of strangers and not fond of strangers near them. It belongs to the hound family, and because of its stubborn nature, it is hard for first-timers to handle it. It has high energy levels and requires a good amount of exercise to stay happy and healthy. If you are a couch potato, adopt any other breed as this breed will leave you in the dust if you can’t handle physical activity. It’s perfect for owners who
are energetic and love doing outside activities.
The Redbone Coonhound is a native to America and belongs to the breed of hunting dog. During the earlier times, these dogs were utilized to hunt raccoon, deer, bear, boar, cougar, etc. It originated in the Southern states of the US. By nature, it’s even-tempered, warm, playful, and affectionate at home with its family but outside it’s like a tiger when quite wary of unknown faces and other animals. Earlier hunting was useful for such nature but today many may find it irritating. So, it’s important to train it early, and swimming for long periods is a typical part of coonhound life. They are medium-to-large with strong bodies and it has got muscles underneath their sleek and spectacular red coat. It has got long ears that are long enough to reach the nose. If you are for a loyal and protective dog then Redbone Coonhound is the dog you shall get.
Chinooks were first originated in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, and it’s famous for being the first dog that accompanies Admiral Byrd’s first Antarctic expedition in the year 1928. A Chinook is a multipurpose dog who can joyfully go for hiking, along with taking part in agility and most other dog sports be it pulling a sledge or other carriage, and who good they are with kids is this dog bred to love kids and have guardian like for them. If you are looking for a strong, loyal, dedicated, affectionate breed of dog, you keep Chinook as one of your options.
The Afghan Retriever as the name suggests is native to Afghanistan and it is a large breed of dog and has a long smooth coat, flappy ears, and a sturdy but flexible body. Sometimes it looks like a small-sized Golden Retriever and co-incidentally both breeds are famous for their hunting capabilities so they are still used for that hunting where it’s permitted, especially in the countryside. Afghan Retriever is energetic enough while hunting but it’s very calm and lovable in the home. By nature, it’s independent but quite lovable, smart, and jolly. They are fond of kids and like to stay with them and it never hurts them, instead, it’s very protective towards kids. These dogs are found in colours such as yellow, cream, gold, white, and chocolate colour.
The crisply coated Scottish Deerhound, ‘Royal Dog of Scotland,’ is a splendidly large-sized dog of the hound family. In fact, it’s the tallest of all dog breeds, and it was developed to help in hunting the giant wild red deer. You need to look at it from a little distance to wholeheartedly appreciate the majesty of this beast. Scottish Deerhounds are, however, much bigger and more substantial than Greyhounds, a male can stand 32 inches at the shoulder and weigh around 50 kilograms. Its crunchy coat is available in various colours; a dark blue-gray coat is preferred by most breeders and dog lovers.
These beautiful breed of dogs are full of energy and can get bored quite easily if not getting anything to do. They are not fit to be apartment dogs and need large spaces to walk around, play and exercise. They are apt to live in a big home with a courtyard. They are quite loyal dogs who get along well no matter what the family size. They also make outstanding guard dogs without being excessively aggressive. If you are looking for an energetic dog who can alert you from any possible dangers, and love you totally, then the Boxweiler is perfect for you.