Top 5 dog breeds for living in the country

Top 5 dog breeds for living in the country

5 May 2023

Reviewed by Dr Jill McMaster BVM&S MBA MRCVS, Veterinary Surgeon and in-house expert at BorrowMyDoggy on 25 May 2023

Are you looking for the right dog to fit your country lifestyle? Here are the five best dog breeds that will love to go for long walks in the wide open spaces of the country.

Australian Shepherds

They are loyal family watchdogs and love to work. Trailing and retrieving are just a few of the breed’s strengths. Learn more about Australian Shepherds.

Border Collies

This smart, workaholic breed tends to enjoy high levels of exercise, so are not a breed for people who don't have the time or energy to do some serious miles. They are often used on farms for herding work in the UK. Learn more about Border Collies.


Dalmatians love spending time in the great outdoors. They’re often at their happiest when living with a family in the country. Learn more about Dalmatians.

Australian Cattle Dogs

Australian Cattle Dogs love to run in wide open spaces. They’re known for being farm guard dogs. Learn more about Australian Cattle Dogs.

German Shorthaired Pointers

Their scent skills and intelligence make them talented hunters. Make sure they have a good amount of exercise to keep them fit and happy. Learn more about Pointer.

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If you're thinking of getting a dog, it's important to do plenty of research to find the breed that's right for you. Borrowing a dog can be a great way to experience a breed of dog before making the full-time commitment of owning your own.

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