How much exercise do dogs need every day?

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The recommended amount of daily exercise for most dogs is 30 minutes to 2 hours, although certain dogs need more. Some breeds were developed for more active lifestyles than others, and in a companion dog situation, they are not able to do the work their ancestors were bred to do.
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Though exercise needs are based on a dog's age, breed, size and overall health, your dog should spend between 30 minutes to two hours on an activity every day.

Breeds in the hunting, working, or herding groups (e.g., Labrador retrievers, hounds, collies and shepherds) will need the most exercise.

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Though exercise needs are based on a dog's age, breed, size and overall health, your dog should spend between 30 minutes to two hours on an activity every day.

Breeds in the hunting, working, or herding groups (e.g., Labrador retrievers, hounds, collies and shepherds) will need the most exercise.

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Though exercise needs are based on a dog's age, breed, size and overall health, your dog should spend between 30 minutes to two hours on an activity every day.

Breeds in the hunting, working, or herding groups (e.g., Labrador retrievers, hounds, collies and shepherds) will need the most exercise.

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Dog Breeds That Require the Least Amount of Exercise

  1. English Bulldog.
  2. Chow Chow.
  3. Basset Hound.
  4. Boston Terrier.
  5. Tibetan Spaniel.
  6. Shih Tzu.
  7. Bull Mastiff.
  8. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.
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Cockapoos have a lot of energy and need daily walks and exercise.

They are extremely playful and adore this type of stimulation to keep them entertained.

According to the Cockapoo Club of Great Britain, thanks to this boundless energy, Cockapoos are great at flyball and agility and they love it, too.

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Bernese Mountain Dogs need at least an hour of exercise every day. You can split this into a number of walks with some off-lead time in secure areas. On top of this, your Bernese Mountain Dog will also need plenty of playtime, training and free time in a large, secure garden.
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Though exercise needs are based on a dog's age, breed, size and overall health, your dog should spend between 30 minutes to two hours on an activity every day.

Breeds in the hunting, working, or herding groups (e.g., Labrador retrievers, hounds, collies and shepherds) will need the most exercise.

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