Top 8 Best Hiking Dog Breeds

Border collie is an active and intelligent breed, ideal for exercise partners.  Their trainability makes them perfect for hiking and climbing.

Border Collie

Treeing Walker Coonhounds are agile climbers and active dogs with strong hunting instincts. Keep them on a long leash around wildlife.

Treeing Walker Coonhound

Rhodesian Ridgebacks, bred as lion hunters, are great for outdoors.  Strong and agile, they need socialization and obedience training as puppies.

Rhodesian Ridgeback

The Australian shepherd is a high-energy, work-oriented herder who enjoys outdoor adventures and requires plenty of daily exercise and training.

Australian Shepherd

The German shorthaired pointer is a high-energy dog ideal for trekking adventures.  They require lots of activity to stay calm and content.

German Shorthaired Pointer

The Jack Russell terrier is a small, high-energy, and bright dog with a strong prey drive.  Perfect for hiking and outdoor adventures with daily exercise.

Jack Russell Terrier

The Min Pin is a tiny dog with a big personality, outgoing, adventurous and excellent for adventures.  It's ferocious, but its small size allows easy carrying.

Miniature Pinscher

Swiss Bernese mountain dogs are great climbing companions.  Hip dysplasia and bloat are inherited. Cooler climates suit it.

Bernese Mountain Dog

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