Labs are eager to accompany you on walks and anything else you do outdoors.
Originally bred to hunt lions, it's no surprise these fearless dogs make great companions on the trail or on a run.
Today, in lieu of cart pulling and farm chores, these dogs have the same enthusiasm for long hikes.
They once cleared the path for firefighter carriages; today, they're happy to run anywhere, like the park or along beaches.
Social gadabouts, these dogs are identified as adaptable, playful, trainable and interactive.
The ultimate outdoor dog is one who's athletic, hardworking and playful, with energy to spare. These pups are all of the above.
A cross between bulldogs and terriers, these dogs are noted as equally adept at tracking, conformation, obedience and agility.
Having cut their teeth on hunting, these guys are highly athletic and loaded with stamina.
Take these pups out on the trail with you and you may be amazed at how well they keep up.
They thrive in sub-zero temperatures, making them a first-draft pick of anyone needing an active dog.
While they may surprise you by how fast they can go when they have the motivation for it, these pups are generally on the slower side.
Especially when they're young, they're often game for joining you for a run or a brisk, uphill hike.
Poodles earn high marks for friendliness, but they're altogether serious when it comes to performing tricks and showing off their agility, energy and stamina.
If a dog can be cheerful, this one is, along with traits like lively and versatile, which is why they're usually trained either as show dogs or hunting dogs.
Athletic "mutts" are great companions who, like you, love to experience fresh air and plenty of good, healthy exercise, but there's always room for a little R & R.