Athletic dogs come in all shapes and sizes, and each breed or body type has its own specialties in the world of dog sports. It takes more than a lot of energy to make a top athletic dog breed. These dogs have energy, stamina, intelligence and trainability, as well as excellent health profiles and sound body types. In addition, dogs with a reputation for a strong sense of loyalty to their humans are more likely to make it through the rigorous training associated with dog sports.
Individuals from any breed may have athletic potential, but these ten breeds represent some of the most popular and most athletically gifted dogs in the world. Where multiple breeds from the same gene pool consistently produce top-notch athletes, the oldest recognized breed is listed here. Note that while these cover some of the most athletic breeds that are also among the most popular, there are dozens of promising breeds with aptitude in certain aspects of competitive athleticism.