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These 15 dog breeds are the most likely to run away from home

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Dogs are a mischievous bunch.

Leave the backyard gate open, miss that hole they've been digging, or don't hold a leash tightly enough, and you could have a furry escaped convict.

But some canines are more adventurous than others: While one dog psyches himself out of his chance to run away, another will bound toward it like a freight train.

whistle gps collar pit bull dog labeled dave mosherTo find out if some dog breeds may be more prone to getting lost than others, Business Insider asked Whistle— a company that makes a GPS and activity-tracking dog collar— for help, and it looked at data gathered from the roughly 150,000 Americans who've used its products. (Like all data, this set has limitations — see our notes at the end.)

Their lost-dog data comes from the Whistle app's option to start a "tracking event" — a feature that's purpose-built to help locate lost dogs with real-time GPS signal.

Here are the 15 dog breeds most likely to run away from their owners in the US, ranked by median tracking events per month. (When the median was identical, we used the mean as a secondary ranking method.)

And don't miss our lists of the 43 most active and 42 laziest dog breeds, too.

SEE ALSO: 16 ridiculous 'facts' about animals you should really stop repeating

#15: Australian Shepherd

Australian shepherd owners typically lose their dog about 0.9 times a month.



#14: Bernese Mountain Dog

Bernes mountain dog owners typically lose their dog about 0.9 times a month.



#13: Treeing Walker Coonhound

Treeing walker coonhound owners typically lose their dog about 0.9 times a month.



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