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Known for its high-energy temperament and need for vigorous activity, we didn’t even have to think twice about including the Australian Shepherd (which is not from Australia, by the way) on this fit list. “Herding dogs were bred to have high stamina, work long hours and have a strong work drive. A working breed loves performing for us, making them a natural with their athletic abilities,” says Swanson. Also known as “Aussies,” according to the AKC this breed excels most at agility, obedience and herding.