Hiking The Best Dogs for Hiking  

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List of the best dog breeds for hiking, as ranked by hike aficionados and breed experts alike. One of the great joys in life for the adventure and hiking lover is trekking through the ceaseless wonder of nature on a nice, cool day. It can be relaxing to walk through the gorgeous,over-arching trees past a waterfall or up a sandy mountain with the smell of the wilderness caressing your senses. The only thing that can make it better is to have man’s best friend by your side. Many dogs love the outdoors just as much as the most enthusiastic nature lover. They love the sights and smells, as well as the feel of the wind through their fur as they walk besides you. This list contains the best dogs for hiking on long or short trails.
 

This list answers the question, “What are the best dog breeds for hiking?” The dogs on this list are energetic and are physically made for long adventures like hiking. These canines can walk long distances without tiring out. Their personalities fit perfectly with the hiking lifestyle.

This list contains the best dog breeds for long arduous hikes, as well as short brisk ones. Whether you are an avid hiker who goes on the toughest trails or somebody who just occasionally hikes, there’s a dog that’s perfect for you.

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Australian Cattle Dog is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Dogs for Hiking

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Labrador Retriever is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Dogs for Hiking

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Australian Shepherd is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Dogs for Hiking

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Border Collie is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Dogs for Hiking

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Rhodesian Ridgeback is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Dogs for Hiking

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American Pit Bull Terrier is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Dogs for Hiking

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Bernese Mountain Dog is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Dogs for Hiking

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Alaskan Malamute is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Dogs for Hiking

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Golden Retriever is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Dogs for Hiking

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Weimaraner is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Dogs for Hiking

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Pitbull Terrier is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Dogs for Hiking
Pitbull Terrier

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Boxer is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Dogs for Hiking
oldrocker added Boxer

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Beagle is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Dogs for Hiking

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Australian Kelpie is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Dogs for Hiking

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Nova Scotia Duck-Tolling Retri... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Dogs for Hiking

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Jack Russell Terrier is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Dogs for Hiking

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Bluetick Coonhound is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Dogs for Hiking

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Chesapeake Bay Retriever is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Dogs for Hiking

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Black and Tan Coonhound is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Dogs for Hiking

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Anatolian Shepherd Dog is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Dogs for Hiking

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English Coonhound is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Dogs for Hiking

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American Staffordshire Terrier is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Dogs for Hiking

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American Foxhound is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Dogs for Hiking

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Airedale Terrier is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Dogs for Hiking

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Curly Coated Retriever is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Dogs for Hiking

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Basenji is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Dogs for Hiking

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Picard is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Dogs for Hiking
Odd Arild Ertvåg added Picard

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Riesenschnauser is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Dogs for Hiking
Odd Arild Ertvåg added Riesenschnauser

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Bouvier des Flandres is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Dogs for Hiking
Odd Arild Ertvåg added Bouvier des Flandres

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Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Dogs for Hiking
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Boston Terrier is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Dogs for Hiking
oldrocker added Boston Terrier

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Field Spaniel is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Dogs for Hiking

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St. Bernard is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Dogs for Hiking
hayduke added St. Bernard

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American Water Spaniel is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Dogs for Hiking

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Clumber Spaniel is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Dogs for Hiking
Clumber Spaniel

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Borzoi is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Dogs for Hiking

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Saluki is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Dogs for Hiking

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Irish Water Spaniel is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Dogs for Hiking

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Basset Hound is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Dogs for Hiking

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English Toy Terrier is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Dogs for Hiking

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King Charles Spaniel is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Dogs for Hiking