18 Adventurous dogs who love to be in the wild

Apr 30, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. ET

Need a little inspiration to get out there and grab the proverbial bull by the horns? Look no further than these 18 nature-loving pups who'll go anywhere for a good adventure.

1. Mountain goat dog

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Hike up a mountain and pose for a picture, all before lunchtime? Piece of cake for this pup!

2. Salty dog

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There are few things dipping your toes in the ocean can't fix. Just ask this happy-go-lucky pup.

3. Field of dreams

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Not only are these smooth-coated Collies up for a romp through a thick-grassed field, but they make it look good.

4. Duck-trolling dog

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Will he catch the duck? Meh, probably not. But he's having a good time and that's all that matters.

5. Cliffs? No big deal

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Craggy rocks won't stand in the way of this pup discovering what's over the next peak.

6. You can't beat a good creek

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This adorable guy knows the importance of blazing through a creek every now and then. As they say, carpe diem!

7. Ice is not an obstacle

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Brrr! This sweet baby sure seems to be having fun exploring the frozen waterfall, but we're chilly just looking at the picture.

8. Pride Rock?

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No, this isn't a scene straight out of The Lion King — rather, it's Mini and Gizmo enjoying the view after scaling a tall hill.

9. Doggy paddle

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Can your pup paddle? This dog doesn't mind a little bit of white water as long as it means a whole lot of adventure.

10. It's never too early to start exploring

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Little though this pup may be, it is fierce.

11. View from the top

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He has made it to the peak and now Doug the pup intends to enjoy the view of the river below from his perch on a cliff. That's what we call living, my friends.

12. The road less traveled

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Poised in thought on a snowy path in the woods, Riley looks pretty enough to be a picture from a Robert Frost poem.

13. To ski or not to ski...

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This little pup isn't just gamely trudging through the snow — in fact, she's helping pull her "paw-rent" cross-country skiing. Now that's love.

14. Head for the hills

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No hill is too steep, no mountain too high for Remi the Bernese Mountain Dog. This super-playful guy traverses any terrain in the name of a good adventure.

15. Forest dweller

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This Lab knows the sheer joy that comes from winding through massive trees and splashing through swampy water. Oh, that we would all know such happiness!

16. Surf's up

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If this is what the dog days of summer look like, sign us up.

17. Sharing the moment

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Just a boy and his dog enjoying the peace and introspection found at the top of a tall peak.

18. Not all who wander are lost

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You know the trees are tall when they make massive breeds like this look miniature!

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