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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 adventurer seeker and hiking lover is trekking through the boundless 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 even the most enthusiastic nature lovers. 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 hiking dog?” as 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 and 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 -- and if you're more of a runner, be sure to check out our list of the best dogs for running.

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