15 Dogs Known for Their Impressive Jumps

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Dogs are known for their ability to leap to incredible heights. However, it isn’t only the big ones that have the agility to propel themselves in the air. Even the smallest can reach impressive peaks. Let’s look at 15 canines with some astonishing jumping skills.

Border Collie

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It wouldn’t come as a surprise for many when we say Border Collie tops the list. This breed is intelligent and also excels at sports. If you are having a flyball competition with a Collie, make sure you throw it high enough, as they can spring up to six feet.

Belgian Malinois

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Belgian Malinois is primarily a watchdog, given their high energy levels and athleticism. They require several hours of training and exercise in a day. No wonder this breed is supremely agile and can vault up to six to eight feet.

Jack Russell Terrier

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These pups may not be huge, but they can go up to five feet in one leap. Terriers are also famous for their endurance levels and long-distance running ability.

German Shepherd

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The German Shepherd is a complete package to have as a companion in your family. Shepherds are a protective and strong breed and their strength and agility allow them to jump up to five feet.



In the world of doggos, a Greyhound is famous for its sprinting abilities. However, apart from being the fastest, this species also has astounding jumping skills. Their long legs and strong hind muscles assist them in hopping up to five feet in the air.

Australian Shepherd

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Australian Shepherds have a medium build and are easy-going pets to have in your homes, but their ability to jump through obstacles is noteworthy. These pups are high on energy and muscle power, making them excellent jumpers.

Rat Terrier

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As the name indicates, Rat Terriers were mainly used to hunt rodents and mice. Despite their innate hunting skills, these pups are a great addition to families. These mutts may be only 13-18 inches tall, but it doesn’t stop them from soaring up to five feet.

Australian Kelpie

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Bred as herding animals, Kelpies can leap up to nine feet.  These doggies require minimum grooming and are not susceptible to many health issues.

Shetland Sheepdog

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Under the furriness of a Shetland Sheepdog, you will find a dog that can give fair competition to the others in this list. Behind their cuteness lies a pup that is athletic and packed with energy. On average, Shetlands can leap between three to six feet when pouncing.


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Originating in Hungary, Vizsla is popular as a hunting partner and is prized for its deftness and athleticism. Their strong hindquarters enable them to achieve impressive vertical prances of up to six feet, essential for steering dense vegetation during hunts. These dogs shine in competitions emphasizing jumping prowess, such as agility and flyball.


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They are also called Gray Ghosts due to their color and graceful movements. It’s a friendly and obedient breed cherished by families and hunters alike. With a physique akin to the Vizsla, they boast muscular strength capable of pushing them to heights of up to 6 feet.


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It’s easy to mistake a Whippet for a Greyhound due to their striking resemblance, although the Whippet is notably smaller. However, in a surprising turn of events, Whippets can outjump their larger counterparts, capable of launching to an impressive 6 feet compared to the Greyhound.


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Boxers are among the most favored doggies by families, given their good looks, intelligence, and loyalty. However, this creature requires substantial physical and mental stimulation. Their strong legs help them jump up to a height of 5 to 6 feet.


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While less strong than their counterparts in this list, Rottweilers can hop to considerable altitudes. Their muscular build and strength enable them to clear obstacles of around three feet high, with some even capable of reaching up to 5 or 6 feet.



The Papillon, named for its distinctive butterfly-like ears, is a surprisingly powerful jumper. Despite its small size, this species is known for its athleticism and agility. Whether competing in canine sports or playing in the backyard, Papillons impress with their impressive leaps of up to 4 feet.


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