Beagles have an incredibly strong prey drive for rabbits. This instinct is so deeply ingrained, most beagles will stop at nothing to track the scent of a small animal by climbing fences, jumping out of car windows, or sneaking through open doors.
The Siberian Husky is a breed whose ancestors were conditioning to wandering freely in the summer and working hard in the winter. Therefore, keeping a Siberian Husky contained is no easy task. These dogs are known to have Houdini-like capabilities in order to experience a taste of freedom.
Black and Tan Coonhound
Like beagles, Coonhounds have a strong hunting drive that makes them poor candidates for being off-leash, as they are likely to run after animals.
Of all dog breeds, Bloodhounds have the most sensitive noses. It should be no surprise that this breed is prone to wandering away when homing in on an interesting scent.
According to a recent report that gathered data about dogs and their owners, Anatolian Shepherds were most likely to run away from home. In fact, owners reported losing this breed a whopping 2.13 times per month!
Great Pyrenees dogs are large, stubborn, and love the outdoors. For these reasons, it is not uncommon for them to break their leads and wander away.
Catahoula Leopard Dog
The Catahoula Leopard Dog’s temperament is described as intelligent, energetic, inquisitive, and independent. This agile dog also has a strong prey drive, making it a flight risk.
Labrador Retrievers are the world’s most popular dog breed, so it should be no surprise that they are also most likely to find themselves lost. However, the Labrador Retriever’s penchant for getting into trouble coupled with a drive to chase and explore is surely partly to blame!
Jack Russell Terrier
Like all terriers, Jack Russells are energetic and have strong prey drives. The Jack Russell, for instance, was originally bred to hunt fox. These dogs are full of energy and are likely to chase anything that moves, including small animals, children, and cars.
Despite their small size, Chihuahuas are known for their bravery. A common complaint of Chihuahua owners is the ease with which they dart through an open door. Whether simply playing a game of keep away or looking for a potential mate, Chihuahuas are known runners.
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