Some dogs are just meant to be outside adventuring, exploring, and living it up. These 15 breeds take it a step further. They don’t only handle the outdoors better than any camping pro, but they also (as Derek Zoolander would say) are really, really, ridiculously good-looking while they do it.
Bernese Mountain Dog
The Bernese Mountain Dog is bred for the mountains and loyalty. Strong, smart, loving, and easy to train makes this breed perfect for hikers and backpackers of the mountain ranges across the world. It’s black, brown, and white coat makes for a warm and beautiful friend.
Australian Cattle Dog
The Australian Cattle Dog is one of the smartest and most energetic dogs on the list. It is an impressive breed that loves running, swimming, snow adventuring, and more. It’s sleek coat, narrow face, and sharp eyes makes the dog as gorgeous as it is smart and protective.
The Bloodhound is a unique and amazing dog. Their ability to smell and follow just about anything makes it a great companion to take on any adventure. Plus, the Bloodhound is one of the most unique looking dogs. Its big, floppy ears, impressive snout, and curious face makes the Bloodhound a beautiful, along with loyal, companion.
The Border Collie is as smart as it is agile, and as it is one of the most famous herding dogs, that is saying something. This dog is faithful and strong and loves having a job to do. You can see their loyalty and intelligence just by looking at it; a smart face, full and glossy coat, and eyes that look right at you. This makes the Border Collie an absurdly beautiful dog.
Most people nowadays tend to think Dalmatians as only a show dog; but this breed use to run in front of firefighting carriages to clear the way and would routinely out run horses. Yes, this large, lean, and fast breed is perfect for the outdoors. And their unique coat and features makes them look great while out there.
Jack Russell Terrier
The Jack Russel Terrier is not immediately considered a top outdoor breed. But the dog is strong, full of energy, and amazing at running. This breed can keep up with any runner, any day. And seeing such a strong dog in such a small package makes for a unique looking and beautiful breed; a complete package.
The Labrador Retriever is the perfect hunting dog as it is smart, loyal, and basically weatherproof. The dog loves to be useful, wants to be part of the hunt, and needs to be part of the family. Athletic and strong, smart and loyal; the Labrador Retriever looks every bit the part of being the most popular dog in the United States.
The Lagotto Romagnolo is an Italian lake and gun dog with a natural desire for retrieving. These dogs are loyal to the bone and have even been used for Truffle Hunting over pigs (as the pigs tend to eat the Truffles). This unique looking breed is unforgettable to see up close; curly, brown, and lovable.
Portuguese Water Dog
Aptly named, the Portuguese Water Dog thrives near the water. This loyal dog will follow you inside and out, on the seas or on the land. And it’s thick locks of black fur keeps it warm and beautiful in any kind of weather.
The Rhodesian Ridgeback was bred hunt and fight lions in Africa. Yes, lions. But even with that in their blood, they are great with people; soft and loving. Their short coats, brown and rich color, and muscular bodies makes it a breed that is both awesome and rugged.
The Shetland Sheepdog is a herding dog that loves to chase animals and put them in their place. They love to run in open spaces and their sleek white and gray coats makes them a wonderful sight to see both outdoors and even as a popular breed at Dog Shows.
The Siberian Husky is one of the most well known outdoor breeds. This dog is absurdly active, only the most fit explorers could hope to tire one out. The Siberian Husky is not only strong, loyal, and smart; it is also perfectly built for the wintery tundra.
The Weimaraner is an active and loving breed. They are great at running and have tons of energy. But they are most popular for their sleek, ghost like coats; gray and quick like lightening. Without a doubt, the Weimaraner is one of the most unique breeds out there.
The Vizsla is an amazingly smart and adaptable breed. This dog is great for runners and hikers alike as they posses speed, endurance, and agility. Its short and tawny coat, sleek nose, and floppy ears makes it a knee-buckling cute dog.
And lastly… Mutts
Yes, Mutts. Most people will stand by their mutts, stating mutts are the best dogs they have ever had. I would be one of those people. What makes them so wonderful is that they can come in any shape and color while having deep, unique personalities. When you find the perfect mutt for you, it will be the most amazing and unforgettable dog you have ever seen.
These 15 breeds are all unique and wonderful. Each dog stands out for what they do and how they look. It’s crazy to think that so many dogs can be so different and yet so enchanting at the same. What do you think is the best looking dog you would take camping?