10 Best Dog Breeds that are Good Off-Leash

However, not all dogs can be trusted to obey the commands of their owners – especially if a small animal is near. Listed here are ten of the best dog breeds that are good off-leash.

Labrador Retriever

The Labrador Retriever is the world’s most popular dog for a good reason. This hunting breed has been developed specifically for off-leash work, such as faithfully returning downed game to hunters.

Golden Retriever

Golden Retrievers are similar to Labrador Retrievers in that they have a strong retrieval instinct and are highly obedient. They are unlikely to run off after small animals and enjoy being near their favorite humans.


The Vizsla is perfect for outdoor adventures because of the breed’s enthusiasm and loyalty. A Vizsla will rarely choose to stray too far from his or her owner, and early training can ensure a great off-leash companion.

Australian Shepherd

The Australian Shepherd is a working breed designed for herding animals. This highly intelligent, loyal dog is easy to train, particularly for recall. Beware, however, that open areas with a lot of people, animals, or cars could become a difficult-to-resist herding opportunity.

Shetland Sheepdog

Like the Australian Shepherd, the Shetland Sheepdog is extremely intelligent and loyal. This energetic breed prefers to follow its owner from room to room and will never stray far.

Doberman Pinscher

The Doberman Pinscher is often referred to as a “Velcro” dog, one that clings strongly to its owner. Although it has a strong prey drive, when trained consistently from an early age it can be taught to stick closely to its owner’s side. 

German Shepherd

German Shepherds do best when given a job to perform, such as listening and following directions. Intelligent, obedient, and eager to please, this breed is great for off-leash fun.

Border Collie

Border Collies are among the most intelligent dog breeds, which makes them very easy to train. Their low prey drive, high energy, and willingness to please makes them great for outdoor activities.


No matter the type of poodle (toy, miniature, or standard), this breed of dog is a wonderful off-leash companion. Their trainability, loyalty, and intelligence make them a safe bet for being off-leash.

Brittany Spaniel

Another energetic hunting breed, the Brittany Spaniel is a fantastic off-leash companion because of its willingness to work closely with a favorite human.
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