Fitness The Best Dogs for Running  

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List of the best dogs for running, as ranked by dog breed experts and running professionals. Sometimes there’s nothing more relaxing than going on a nice, long run through the park, with the cool breeze crossing your face as your feet glide across the pavement. Unfortunately, we live in a world where it can be dangerous to run in almost any area, since there are often muggers and other delinquents looking to do you harm. That’s why many people recommend running with a dog. Not only can your dog protect you from any danger that you may come across during your run, they can also push you to go faster.Plus, there’s nothing like having the company of man’s best friend on a run.

If you’ve been wondering, “What dogs are best for running?”this list has all the answers you need. Depending on what sort of runs you like, there’s a different dog for every purpose. Dogs with lots of stamina and long legs, like weimarners and vizlas, are perfect for long steady runs of ten miles or more. Meanwhile, for slower runs, Dalmatians and catahoulas are your best bet.

This list has every dog you could ever need for any type of run, whether you are a fast sprinter or prefer long, slow runs. No matter your interests, there’s a canine just for you.

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Border Collie is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Dogs for Running

2
53 21
Siberian Husky is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Dogs for Running

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49 19
German Shepherd Dog is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Dogs for Running

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41 15
Australian Shepherd is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Dogs for Running

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47 20
German Shorthaired Pointer is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Dogs for Running

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36 18
Greyhound is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Dogs for Running

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33 16
Alaskan Malamute is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Dogs for Running

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33 16
Weimaraner is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Dogs for Running

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32 16
Hungarian Vizsla is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Dogs for Running

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34 18
Rhodesian Ridgeback is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Dogs for Running

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28 14
Dalmatian is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Dogs for Running

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29 16
Labrador Retriever is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Dogs for Running

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26 15
Australian Cattle Dog is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Dogs for Running

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31 20
Golden Retriever is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Dogs for Running

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23 13
Whippet is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Dogs for Running

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20 11
Treeing Walker Coonhound is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Dogs for Running

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24 15
Wire-haired Vizsla is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Dogs for Running

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21 14
English Setter is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Dogs for Running

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27 20
Akita Inu is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Dogs for Running
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Pit bull is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Dogs for Running

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31 25
Jack Russell Terrier is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Dogs for Running

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11 6
Italian Greyhound is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Dogs for Running
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16 13
Brittany is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Dogs for Running

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17 15
Shetland Sheepdog is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Dogs for Running

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19 19
Collie is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Dogs for Running