Border Collie

Border Collies rank high. This happy breed loves order. They'll be the first to retrieve a flying object and put it back. Give your Collie a big sloppy kiss for playing fetch! 

Labrador Retriever

This breed is known for fetching. Labs are energetic and love nature. Labs will retrieve sticks from lakes and balls from lawns. Whether they do it for the game or to please their people is unclear!

Golden Retriever

Golden Retrievers are among the most popular family dogs. These silly pups need daily exercise to release their energy. Play fetch with your two-legged child outside. They'll be exhausted, so it's a win-win!

Australian Shepherd

This breed is smart, athletic, and hardworking. Since most Aussies no longer herd sheep, they need something to occupy their minds. Fetch is ideal. Australians will immediately react to a ball.

English Springer Spaniel

This breed loves catching birds. If you don't hunt, play fetch with your Springer. They can practice bringing a good hunt to your feet. Teach them to point before retrieving for extra fun. 


This lean, fast dog is small. Watch the Frisbee fly across the yard. They're also agile. So add some obstacles to their path to the ball. 

Belgian Malinois

Malinois are smart and easy to train. These reasons make them popular police dogs. They need lots of exercise and are active.  Fetch stimulates their minds and burns off energy. 

German Shorthaired Pointer

This breed originates in Germany. German Shorthairs are naturally athletic. This and their hunting skills make them good fetchers. Play fetch in the park in the afternoon to test their stamina. 

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