20 Small Dog Breeds With High Energy Levels [PICTURES]

Norwich Terrier walking on pavement in public park. meet these small dog breeds.

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If you have a smaller home but live a high-energy lifestyle, then an energetic, small dog may be perfect for you! If a “couch potato” companion would better fit your style of life then steer clear of Terriers!

Terriers and working dog breeds are among the highest energy level dogs out there. So of course, they need lots of mental and physical exercise to relax them.

Walking, hiking, jogging, playing games and running at the dog park are just some of the activities you can can do with your canine companion to help run down their batteries.

Always remember, you can get any breed of dog you may be looking for at a shelter or local breed specific rescue in your area. Check out these small, high-energy, pure and mixed dog breeds that will fit in a small home and keep you on your toes!

If you’re considering adopting one of these small dog breeds, do a little research. There are so many to choose from. Finding one to fit your lifestyle shouldn’t be too difficult.

Please check your area for breed specific rescues. There are so many amazing dogs just waiting to find their forever homes. You can also try DogTime’s adoption page that lets you search for adoptable dogs by breed and zip code!

Do you have a small, energetic dog at home? Are they one of the breeds on our list? Let us know in the comments below!