Jack Russell Terrier

These tiny Terriers, famous for Frasier and Wishbone, dig the best. These adorable puppies can dig a huge hole in your yard over and over again. This charming pup hunts.


Long pupsters with short legs can dig big holes. Dachshunds are stubborn and may need obedience classes to learn not to dig up your garden. Give them a space to dig.

Siberian Husky

Huskies were bred to survive extreme cold. Huskies dig to find prey and keep warm in extreme temperatures. They are curious and escape artists, so your yard may get two holes!

Alaskan Malamute

Malamutes, another northern breed, work together to pull sleds. They dig for cool ground in hot weather and a warm den in cold weather. To avoid a Swiss cheese yard, give this pup a shady spot outside!


Beagles love digging for rabbits or bones. As hound dogs, they hunt underground prey, so when given the chance, they will. Give them a digging spot or other activities.

Miniature Schnauzer

These German Terriers were bred to dig up and kill farm rats. The affectionate Mini Schnauzer is now a family pet, but it still digs. However, you won't have any uninvited guests!

Border Collie

These affectionate, intelligent, high-energy UK working dogs were born to work. Border Collies need attention and exercise to avoid digging out of boredom or anxiety. 

Cairn Terrier

The Wizard of Oz dog is popular, but they have so much energy that they need to stay busy or they'll chew or dig. Cairn Terriers, like other hunters, dig instinctively.

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