9 Best Dog Breeds for Camping and Hiking Enthusiasts • Thumbwind
By Mike Powell of dogembassy.com
Do you enjoy being active outdoors? We wanted to know what the best dog breeds are for camping. Some breeds of dogs enjoy it just as much as you do!
Active dogs can add extra fun and excitement to your outdoor adventures if you have them with you. Not only can they be fun, they can have years in your life too! Aside from a healthy diet and regular exercise, science suggests that dogs are essential factors in helping you live longer.
What’s stopping you from adding a furry friend to keep you in tip top shape?
In this article, we’ve rounded up the 9 best dogs that are best for camping and hiking enthusiasts. Check them out below:
# 1 Siberian Husky
This breed of dog was originally bred to help people pull carts and sleds over long distances under the icy Russian weather. Siberian Huskies are working dogs with playful spirits and loyal hearts who make sure they are always ready for any adventure.
# 2 Labrador Retriever
This dog has sat on the U.S.’s most popular breed for more than 20 years, and for good reason. It is an all-rounder breed: it offers lots of love, loyalty, intelligence, and energy to keep up with your active lifestyle. Born with an instinct to swim, it’s no wonder this breed made our list too.
# 3 Australian Shepherd Dog
An adventurous, intelligent, and loyal Australian Shepherd can withstand any weather. Originally bred as herding dogs, this breed is also known for their obedience and agility, which makes them an ideal hiking partner.
# 4 German Shorthaired Pointer
Originally used as a hunting dog, a German Shorthaired Pointer is an excellent camping and hiking companion – it’s big but not too bulky and offers strenuous activities in different climates. Don’t forget to give this friendly giant some goodies after a strenuous hike!
# 5 Australian cattle dog
Don’t be fooled by its cuteness. Behind his delightful features there is a loyal heart and a lively spirit. The Australian Cattle Dog is a very active pooch who does best outside and inside your home, provided they have adequate exercise and good quality dog food!
# 5 Bernese Mountain Dog
This breed of dog has a massive physique but a gentle personality, which makes them the perfect dog for group camping. The Bernese Mountain Dog enjoys a lot of fun in nature and is therefore the ideal fluffy dog for hiking and camping.
# 6 Rhodesian Ridgeback
Originally bred in Africa, Rhodesian Ridgebacks are hunting dogs that are used for hunting for many hours. These strong and active dogs have adventurous spirits and a kind heart towards their families, which makes them great dogs for active families.
# 7 Alaskan Malamute
Like Siberian Huskies, Alaskan Malamutes were originally bred to pull sleds and carts. It is therefore natural for them to enjoy even the most strenuous hikes and longest camping adventures. These dogs may not travel that fast, but you will love their stamina!
# 8 Brittany
This breed of dog is one of the smallest hunting dogs. Brittanys work best outdoors, be it on land or on water. They are fun, extremely playful, cute, and friendly, which makes them ideal companions for families with children and active adults.
# 9 border collie
Border collies, one of the best athletes in the canine world, are medium-sized dogs with high levels of energy and intelligence. You are loyal, devoted, and love to exercise! Note that this breed is the type who get lonely when left alone!
Conclusion and take-a-ways
Editor’s Note: These are just a few of the best dog breeds for camping. There is a lot more to consider for their skills and temperament. Make sure you are ready for responsibility before getting a dog. You become part of the family, and for the dog you are the leader of the pack. Be ready to keep all of these breeds trained, properly fed, looked after by a veterinarian, and active. If they’re spending much of their day in creation, getting a dog may not be for you.
Mike loves dogs and the connection they share with people. He writes about dogs on his Dog Embassy website to help pet owners take good care of their furry friends.
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