The amount of exercise your dog needs depends on his or her age, breed, and health. Use the chart below as a guideline, and speak with your vet if you have any concerns about your dog’s ability to go adventuring. Exercise modifications can be made for senior dogs, or pups recovering from injury or illness.

  • Ext = Extensive: minimum of 2 hours off-leash exercise daily
  • Max = Maximum: minimum of 1.5 hours off-leash exercise daily
  • Mod = Moderate: minimum of 1 hour off-leash exercise daily
  • Min = Minimum: minimum of .5 hours off-leash exercise daily

Afghan Hound - Max
Airedale Terrier - Max
Akita - Max
Alaskan Malamute - Max
Australian Kelpie - Max
Australian Shepherd - Ext
Basset Hound - Min
Beagle - Min
Bearded Collie - Mod
Belgian Malinois - Ext
Belgian Tervuren - Ext
Bernese Mountain Dog - Mod
Bichon Frise - Max
Black/Tan Coonhound - Max
Bloodhound - Mod
Border Collie - Ext
Border Terrier - Mod
Boston Terrier - Mod
Bouvier de Flandres - Max
Boxer - Mod
Briard - Ext
Brittany Spaniel - Ext
Brussels Griffon - Mod
Bullmastiff - Mod
Bull Terrier - Mod
Cairn Terrier - Mod
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel - Mod
Chesapeake Bay Retriever - Max
Chihuahua - Min
Chinese Crested - Min
Chow Chow - Min
Cocker Spaniel - Mod
Corgi - Mod
Collie, Rough Coat - Mod
Dachshund - Min
Dalmatian - Ext
Doberman Pinscher - Max
English Bulldog - Min
English Setter - Max
English Springer Spaniel - Max
Flat-Coated Retriever - Max
Fox Terrier - Mod
French Bulldog - Mod
German Shepherd - Max
German Shorthaired Pointer - Ext
German Wirehaired Pointer - Ext
Golden Retriever - Max
Gordon Setter - Max
Great Dane - Max
Great Pyrenees Mtn. Dog - Mod
Greyhound - Mod
Irish Setter - Ext
Irish Wolfhound - Mod
Italian Greyhound - Mod
Jack Russell Terrier - Ext
Japanese Chin - Mid
Keeshond - Mod
Kerry Blue Terrier - Mod
Komondor - Mod
Labrador Retriever - Mod
Lhasa Apso - Min
Maltese - Mod
Mastiff - Mod
Miniature Pinscher - Mod
Newfoundland - Min
Norwegian Elkhound - Mod
Norwich/Norfolk Terrier - Mod
Old English Sheepdog - Mod
Papillon - Mid
Pekingese - Mid
Pit Bull - Mod
Pomeranian - Mid
Poodle, Toy/ Mini. - Mod
Poodle, Standard - Mod
Pug - Mod
Puli - Mod
Redbone Coonhound - Max
Rhodesian Ridgeback - Max
Rottweiler - Mod
Saint Bernard - Mod
Saluki - Mod
Samoyed - Max
Schipperke - Mod
Scottish Terrier - Min
Schnauzer, Mini - Mod
Schnauzer, Standard - Mod
Schnauzer, Giant - Max
Shar Pei - Mod
Shih Tzu - Mod
Siberian Husky - Mod
Silky Terrier - Max
Staffordshire Bull Terrier - Mod
Tibetan Terrier - Mod
Toy Manchester Terrier - Min
Vizsla - Ext
Weimaraner - Ext
Wheaten Terrier - Max
Whippet - Max
Wirehaired Pointing Griffon - Max
Yorkshire Terrier - Min