Know the 7 Best outdoor dog breeds

Akitas are strong animals due to their enormous physique, as shown in their head size. Early socialization with family and friends will teach kids who's a playmate and who's an invader.


Appenzeller Sennenhunds are smaller than other big dogs on our list, but their agility and activity make excellent guard dogs. Their intelligence and obedience may double duty if you have land

Appenzeller Sennenhund

These herding dogs thrive on ranches and rodeos and will do everything to control other animals, even children. Additionally, they make lively family playmates.

Australian Shepherd

They prefer homes with gated yards to prevent fights with other pets and humans. Because they're not meant for speed, bullmastiffs are terrific strolling dogs but not runners.


Beautiful and affectionate, these canines have distinctive coat patterns and markings. Can you manage that puppy energy? Catahoula Leopard pups behave like adults at 10 months.

Catahoula Leopard Dog

If well-trained, Caucasian Shepherd dogs are kind and cautious around people and animals they trust, making them ideal for older children and pets.

Caucasian Shepherd Dog

This strong retriever stands out with its wavy, weatherproof coat. The loyal and active attributes that Golden Retrievers and labs great pets will remain.

Chesapeake Bay Retrievers