Top 10 dog breeds for running enthusiasts

Athletic Weimaraners. Their speed and endurance make them terrific jogging partners. Heat-tolerant and energetic. Weimaraners without enough exercise and training may develop anxiety or behavioral issues.


Vizslas require exercise. This athletic dog is tough. The heat-tolerant vizsla is faithful. "The Velcro dog." It's reliable.


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Dalmatians thrive on exercise despite being non-sporting. Dalmatians require exercise, but their history is unknown. They ran beside horse-drawn carriages like carriage dogs.

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Border Collie

Border collies are very clever. Herding breeds like to move. Border collies are swift and nimble. Keeping these pets moving prevents frustration.


The nimble Aussie, another excellent herder, likes long runs. This breed needs exercise. Avoid long hot-weather runs. Aussies are smart, loyal, and energetic—perfect running partners.

Australian Shepherd

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Rhodesian Ridgeback

Rhodesian ridgebacks resemble hounds. Africa developed this big dog to hunt lions. Still athletic. Rhodesian ridgebacks warm. This enormous dog shouldn't exercise till 2 years old.


The Siberian husky was developed to pull long sleds in snow. This breed runs endlessly.This dog runs in cold weather. Huskies cannot run far in warm weather.

Siberian Husky

Terriers like lengthy runs. These sturdy breeds hunted foxes and vermin. Jack Russells and Parson Russells are smaller. Airedale terriers run nicely with bigger dogs.


Athletic pointers are terrific running partners. German shorthaired and wirehaired pointers. These dogs appreciate long runs and cold and warm weather.


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Greyhounds, whippets, borzois, salukis, Scottish deerhounds, and sloughis are good for short runs. Sprinting fits them. Sighthounds seldom exercise. Thin, cold-sensitive sighthounds.


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