Top 15 Dog Breeds That Run Away

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Heaven forbid you leave the back gate open or accidentally let your dog off the leash. Before you know it, you’re looking at the next Usain Bolt, in dog form, already halfway down the street. Good luck competing with that.

According to, you’re better off running the opposite direction of your dog. By calling their name and getting on the ground, they’ll sense something’s wrong. If you’re an aspiring actor, this is your chance to put your skills to the test. Be as dramatic as possible. Fall to the ground, yell out in pain; whatever it takes to get his attention.

The unusual behavior will certainly catch your dog’s attention and also your neighbors’… and the people passing by, but that’s beside the point. We’re here to get your dog back.

It’s pretty likely your dog comes back to assess the situation, more so because you look super crazy and he’ll probably be worried about you. This is when you praise him for saving your life (you can stop playing dead now). Remember to avoid yelling because it might cause him to run away… again.

Whether we like it or not, dogs will wander off. It’s best to know if your dog’s breed, or one you’re looking to get, is likely to run away so you can protect them from any dangers on the other side of the fence. Or more importantly, so you can protect yourself from the embarrassment in front of your neighbors.

These 15 dog breeds are most likely to run away or get lost:

15. Australian Shepard


14. Bernese Mountain Dog


13. Treeing Walker Coonhound


12. Standard Poodle


11. American Bulldog


10. Great Dane


9. Saint Bernard


8. Belgian Malinois


7. Black and Tan Coonhound


6. Pit Bull Mix


5. Bluetick Coonhound


4. Catahoula Leopard Dog


3. Great Pyrenees

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2. Bloodhound


1. Anatolian Shepherd


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