Saber is an 18 month old working line pup. When she was under a year old she was ALWAYS wanting go-go-go, getting into stuff if she was bored, pacing around ringing the potty bell 500 times or emptying my daughter's toy box and undressing all the Barbies. She needed WAY more physical/mental outlet than she does now. Seems like her "off switch" kicked in after a year or 14 months and now she settles nicely in the house.
Daily activity now:
vigorous fetching sessions in the yard: 10-15 minutes, about 5 times a day
walk a mile a day on leash for sniffs and potties
trip to the dog park about 4 days a week for at least an hour, vigorously playing with her doggie friends
kibble search once a day for a meal
OB or trick training 10-15 min/evening
Dock Diving practice one hour/week
Classes 1-2 hours/week (agility, treibball, OB, whatever, but taking a break over the summer)
Tracking once a week when the club is being active
This is in addition to the basic stuff like running errands with me, being a 'watchdog', playing with the kids, tugging, just being a dog. She does very well on this level of activity but she is honestly capable of much, much more. I believe she could easily do many hours of intense activity every day and be very happy. She is very rarely tired, even after a busy day. But on days like today, where I am stuck home with a sick child, Saber is perfectly mannered and content to watch for burglars out the window, chew bones, and take naps on her princess pillow with only the fetch sessions in the yard and the kibble hunt. Great dog. Love her to bits.