The Best Dog Breeds for Runners
If you are both a pet lover and a runner, then you probably enjoy the idea of having a canine running partner. Often, running with pets is more fun than running alone. It’s also a fantastic method to provide workout to an athletic pet dog while keeping yourself in shape.
Not all canines are built for running. Lots of high-energy pets can make outstanding running partners. However some do not have the endurance or physique essential to handle regular runs. Prevent running long distances with brachycephalic pet dogs (pet dogs with short snouts) or other types that are sensitive to heat. They can experience fatigue, overheating and breathing concerns. Giant pets or other dogs prone to orthopedic issues can experience joint discomfort and injuries if they often run long distances. In addition, small, low-energy dogs might have trouble keeping up and can easily tire on long runs.
Some mixed-breeds are fantastic runners too. Particularly if they are blended with one or more of these breeds. If you are looking for a dog that can become your running partner, here are some pet dog types to think about.
- German Shorthaired Pointer
- Rhodesian Ridgeback
- Jack Russell Terriers
Tips for keeping up pet dogs
Always be careful when taking your pet on a run, no matter which breed. Bring fresh water for both you and your pet and take breaks as necessary. Stop running and head back home if your canine seems reluctant to run, has problem breathing, acts painful, starts hopping, seems overheated or appears otherwise distressed. Always consult your vet before beginning to go on runs with your dog. Have a good time and stay safe!