Best Dogs for An Active Lifestyle

Best Dogs for An Active LifestyleThere’s no doubt there are dog lovers and those who can do without. But if you want to live longer and be healthier you might want to purchase a pup. Dogs can act like a magic pill warding off depression, lowering blood pressure, boosting your immunity, helping you lose weight, and even improve your social life. Basically, dogs make us better people.

So now that you've decided you want to be a more attractive, healthier, social individual the next step is to pick a dog that is going to bring out all these amazing qualities in you. As with any commitment, it is good to get a feel for what’s out there, maybe date around a little bit before settling on your one and only. Take a minute to get to know some dog breeds that will best suit your active lifestyle:

Bull Terrier
My egg-like head and “robust” build make me one of the most recognizable breeds. My friends describe me as playful, comical, and exuberant when I get the attention I need. Whether you have a family or live alone, I make for a great addition.
Interests:
Long walks on the beach (aka: exercise)
Talking for hours (aka: daily mental stimulation)
Stuffed animals
Snuggles

Australian Shepherd
Loving and loyal, that’s me! Even if you don’t have sheep to herd or a farm to tend, I am a great match for a person looking for love. My friends would describe me as intelligent, obedient, and agile. Although I may be shy at first, once we get to know each other fun times are sure to come.
Interests:
Long walks on the beach
Talk for hours
Sitting in front of the fire
Mad Men marathons

Boxer
My strength and agility set me apart from the pack, solidifying my place in the working breed. Don’t mistake my strength for insensitivity, I am highly intelligent and know when to reign in my power. I have worked as police K9 and even as guides for the blind. I’d be happiest in an active household. My friends describe me as high-spirited, curious, outgoing, and dedicated
Interests:
Long walks on the beach
Social gatherings
Florida games

Border Collies
My ideal day would be spending a day on the beach playing Frisbee followed by cuddling up for a movie that night. My friends would describe me as energetic, intelligent, obedient, and eager to please. I tend to be distant with those I just met, but I an deeply loyal to those who give me a chance.
Interests:
Long walks on the beach
Social gatherings
Chess

Labrador Retriever
You might say I get around – in fact I have been regarded as the most suitable pet in the world. That being said, I am a fantastic companion, especially for those who like to be active. My friends would describe me as loyal, friendly, great with kids, and obedient.
Interests:
Long walks on the beach
Hunting
Swimming
Shakespeare

Most importantly, this is a commitment, this companion will be with you for a good part of your life – and their whole life – so choose wisely.

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