The Best Dog Breeds for Running

Marathon Barbie

Just like people, some dogs make better athletes than others. There is no perfect breed for all distances or conditions. In addition, a dog’s personality and temperament can also determine if they will make a good running buddy or not.

Breeds to Avoid… In general, small dog breeds (eg. Chihuahua’s) large dog breeds (eg. Great Danes) or brachycephalic breeds (eg. Pugs or Bulldogs) may not make the best exercise companions. These dogs can still run, there just may be other breeds out there that are better suited to joining you for a regular 10k. I have blogged previously about running with my chihuahua.

Nobody told Tequila the Chihuahua or Aspen the Great Dane that they weren't supposed to be good runners... Nobody told Tequila the Chihuahua or Aspen the Great Dane that they weren’t supposed to be good runners…

Molly the 1.4kg Yorkshire Terrier recently completed her first Parkrun. Molly the 1.4kg Yorkshire Terrier recently completed her first Parkrun.

Kylie has tried to explain the joys of running to LuLu and CoCo, but they only run for food. Kylie has tried to explain the joys of running to LuLu and CoCo, but they only run for…

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