Running is a very physically demanding activity, and not everyone is extremely fond of it. So during those times that you’re looking for a running buddy but can’t find anyone, what do you do? Let’s try running dogs! As you know, dogs are very fun companions and can be very energetic. But, the amount of activity a dog does depends on its breed. Some dogs can handle the running regiments in extreme temperatures, as others can’t. Runner’s World has a nice article you can read here to find out your perfect dog.
To break it down though, If you’re looking for a overall good running companion, you’d want to look for dogs that are predisposed for some heavy duty running like greyhounds. Greyhound dogs are pretty much known for being the running dog, since we pretty much always associate them with the greyhound races. German shepherd dogs are also a great for a good run in regular or cold weather because they are naturally energetic dogs and need the physical interaction. Their thick coat allows good insulation for days that are too chilly for shorter coat dogs to handle. However, there are several other dogs that can fit conditions like slow, long runs or intense terrain based running regiments as well. Check out the article to see which breed of man’s best friend will be your best running buddy for your specific routine.