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Best Dog Breeds For Running With?

UK Dog News

Excellent item in Runners World Magazine, exploring the best dog breeds for running with.

Sure, most fit canines could thump us in a 5-K, but anyone who has ever watched leashed runners at a local park knows that some animals are better athletes than others. But how does your dog rate?

Or if you're searching for a perfect running partner, what kind should you pick?

Not surprisingly, it depends. There's no perfect running breed for all conditions, and a dog's personality and temperament are as important as its pedigree, says Susan Dicks, D.V.M., an Albuquerque-based veterinarian and marathoner. Mongrels can make fine runners, espeically if they're medium-sized, alert, and eager.


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