The Best Dogs for Runners

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Are you an avid runner looking to adopt a new dog? We’ll go over some of the dog breeds that make the best running companions.

Australian Cattle Dog: The Australian Cattle Dog is a high-energy, agile breed. These dogs require plenty of daily exercises and make for great running partners.

Labrador Retriever: This loyal breed is eager to keep up with their person. Plus, they’re lean and sturdy and can hold their own during a run.

Siberian Husky: Bred as sled dogs, Siberian Huskies are built to run. Long distances and high speeds are nothing to them. If you live in a cold climate and love to go for long runs through the snow, this is the breed for you.

Jack Russell Terrier: This small but mighty dog is surprisingly energetic and will happily accompany their owner for a brisk jog.

Vizsla: This beautiful breed is fast and athletic. They require plenty of exercise and taking them for a run is a great way to burn off some excess energy.

Australian Shepherd: This herding breed loves to run! They are active and adventurous, great for any trail runners out there looking for a dog to accompany them.

Border Collie: Much like the Australian Shepherd, Border Collies are bred with speed and agility in mind. They make for excellent running companions.

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