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Top Dog: The Best Adventure Dog Breeds

16 breeds. 1 winner. You decide.

There are lots of dog breeds that will gladly join you in every adventure. But which one is your favorite? That’s where you come in. We’ve rounded up 16 of the most intelligent, tough, trainable, and energetic dog breeds on the planet and put them in an NCAA-style bracket.

And now it’s up to you.

Scroll to the Vote Here section and select your favorite breeds. Round 1 begins on Oct 12. Every week, the breeds with the most votes will advance to the next round. The winning breed will be crowned on Nov 9.

The Bracket For more information, click on the breed names. To vote, scroll below the bracket to the Vote Here section.

10/12 - 10/19 10/19 - 10/26 Semifinal: 10/26 - 11/2 Final: 11/2 - 11/9

Vote Here

Vote on each matchup once per round. The four rounds will last one week each. Winners of each matchup will advance until only two breeds remain. The champion will be announced on Nov 9. Come back daily to see how your favorite breeds are faring. Votes are tallied and displayed in real time.

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