8 playful dog breeds to enjoy the summer with

American Foxhound

Known for their need for extensive exercise, American Foxhounds can become depressed and destructive without it. 

Australian Shepherd

Dubbed the "cowboy s herding dog of choice," Australian Shepherds are energetic and intelligent. They require an active owner and excel in work or sport environments.


Beagles, with their charming puppy dog eyes, are curious, clever, and energetic. They need plenty of playtime and have long been a favorite among American pet owners.


Boxers are known for their muscular build and graceful movement. They are upbeat, playful, and have a reputation for being great with children due to their patience and protective nature.


Famous for their association with "101 Dalmatians," these spotted dogs are bright, loyal, and loving. They are strong, active athletes and make excellent partners for runners and hikers.

English Springer Spaniel

Described as friendly, playful, and obedient, English Springer Spaniels are part of the Sporting Group. They enjoy long walks, games of fetch, and swimming, and are eager to participate in any family activity.

German Shepherd

Known for their protective instincts and athleticism, German Shepherds have traditionally served as police and military dogs. They are highly active and enjoy engaging in physical activities like fetch.


A mix of a golden retriever and a poodle, Goldendoodles are playful, energetic, and known for their fluffy appearance. They inherit the athleticism and energy of both parent breeds.