Top 10 Dog Breeds That Are Most Likely to Escape

dog getting outOf course there’s no such thing as the “perfect” dog breed. Pretty much every single dog on the planet is going to need to be watched at least some of the time.

No matter how good you treat your pooch, there are going to be times when they give in to their animal instincts and try to escape from their cage or yard. The thing about this is that some breeds have quite the reputation for escaping regularly.

In this article we will explore just what breeds you can expect to take advantage of every opportunity they get to escape…

1. Chihuahua

A surprising result coming in at number one is the Chihuahua. Sure they might not be a huge dog but that is where their advantage lies. Their small body size enables them to squeeze through the bars of padding of their dog crate.

They are also hard to catch once they get out as they are fast little dogs!

2. German Shepherds

German Shepherds are one of the most popular breeds of dog in the world and for good reason. They are extremely smart and can learn new commands with ease. This is one of the reasons that they are so popular in law enforcement and the military.

On the flip side of the coin this intelligence that they possess makes them extremely likely to escape. They get bored easily and if they see an opportunity to get out they will surely take it.

3. Labrador Retriever

The most common family dog in the United States, the Lab comes in at number 3 of the dogs that are most likely to escape. They are dogs that love companionship and company. This is great when you have a family and want a friendly dog.

The negative point is that they will go to great lengths to be able to socialize with others, even if that means breaking out of their dog cage. If you want to guarantee they are contained then you can view some strong crates here –

4. Pitbull Terrier

This breed probably comes as no surprise to a lot of people that have owned them. Pit bulls are very strong and athletic dogs that like to be around their master as much as possible.

Unfortunately, if they are feeling lonely then the drive to escape will be high and their strength and determination will help them to achieve this.

5. Shi Tzus

This breed is another one that may come as a surprise to some, but they are not to be underestimated! These little dogs can be quite the troublesome escape artists.

A couple of the authors on this site have personally owned this breed and report that they do indeed like to escape.

6. Siberian Husky

Siberian Huskies are another bigger breed that are world renowned for their love to escape. They are very active dogs that require a lot of exercise to be happy and content.

If they are not happy with the amount of exercise they are getting then they will take matters into their own paws (lol). These are another breed where getting an escape proof crate is a very good idea.

7. Jack Russell Terrier

These little dogs are very rambunctious and known to stir up a lot of trouble. They are a breed that is just always getting into trouble and needs constant supervision or at least a good enclosure.

8. Golden Retriever

Golden retrievers are known for being one of the most social and loving dogs when it comes to the bigger breeds. They make great family dogs and love human companionship. They are also great around children.

They do however like to escape as well. The reason for this is most likely that they get separation anxiety because of their social tendencies. If they don’t get the attention that they need they will go out and look for it.

9. Poodle

Both miniature and toy Poodles are also a breed that is likely to escape from their enclosure. This is because they are friendly dogs that enjoy the company of their masters. Because of this the desire to escape is strong if they are alone.

10. Boxer

The Boxer is a smart and funny dog that are very athletic and strong. Because of this they are also very capable of jumping or clawing their way out of their enclosure.

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