Top 5 best running dog buddies

Top 5 best running dog buddies

3 May 2023

Reviewed by Dr Jill McMaster BVM&S MBA MRCVS, Veterinary Surgeon and in-house expert at BorrowMyDoggy on 26 May 2023

Running with a dog can be a great way to get fit, and if the weather is safe for running, your dog is physically mature enough and is fit to run (your vet can give you advice on this!) then they can be a perfect pawsonal trainer.

Looking for a motivating running buddy? Here are the top five dog breeds that will always be up for another sprint around the park.

German Shepherds

If fit and well, their strong body allows them to run for 10 miles or more at a time. They love working and playing and are always up for exercise. Learn more about German Shepherds.

Siberian Huskies

They have the endurance for both long and cold-weather runs. Running helps them to release excessive energy, but be careful in the warmer weather. Learn more about Huskies.

Australian Shepherds

Aussies love wide open spaces and can run for long periods of time. Their tremendous energy requires 2-3 hours of daily exercise. Learn more about Australian Shepherds.

Border Collies

With boundless energy, Collies make running look effortless. This working breed needs a daily challenge to keep them happy. Learn more about Border Collies.

Rhodesian Ridgebacks

These athletic dogs have an amazing amount of stamina. They’ll help you work up a sweat by being a consistent running partner. Learn more about Rhodesian Ridgebacks.

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There's many other dogs (and dog breeds) that are excellent at running and that enjoy running alongside their owner or borrower. One of our borrowers, Nicola, has shared her canicross adventures with us, which includes a handsome trio of a Spaniel, Dalmatian and a Labrador!

Fancy a try yourself? Read up with our guide on how to start running with your dog (including a couch to 5k plan for you and your pup)!

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