If you are an active person, you want to have a dog that will be active with you. Perhaps you fancy a morning jog. You don’t want a puppy that will drag on the leash and slow you down. You want a dog that will keep pace so you can run even further. The good news is there are several breeds that seem to be built for running. This will allow you to have the kind of active lifestyle you are looking for. Here are four breeds you might consider when looking for a more active best friend.
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The border collie is a dog that was bred for sheepherding. It was used all throughout the European countries and even in the UK throughout history to keep the livestock at bay. This unbridled energy is still alive in these dogs today. They will be up and ready for any activity you are interested in. In fact, you might find that they are able to motivate you to get going even on the mornings where you feel completely unmotivated to go for a run. Not only will they be able to keep pace, but these dogs have a tendency to keep you in line when you feel like slacking off.
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Another sheep herding dog is the German shepherd. This dog is highly active and always up for a run whenever you are. Just make sure that you are socializing your dog. This breed is normally very easy to train, but can have aggressive tendencies when they are not socialised properly. Unless you want to be yanked right off your feet because a small dog a mile away is spotted, you will need to invest in a bit of training.
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The Siberian Husky was bred to be a sled dog. Pulling the sleds through the frozen tundra up north is no easy feat. Running alongside you will be a very easy task for them. The important thing is to remember that because of their breeding, you may have to work hard to control them from pulling you while you are running. Always make sure that you are keeping a leash on your Husky. If you try to run unleashed, you may be doing more than breaking city ordnance. You may risk injury to your pet when it runs off to find something of interest.
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While the boxer was never bred for energy, they are an energetic lot nonetheless. They can get hyper when they are left alone for long periods of time. Just remember that the boxer is a breed that can tend to be shy and skittish around strangers. Make sure you are socializing your dog and you will have better luck with maintaining a proper pace. Another point of advice if you are going to be running with your boxer is that they should not be exercised excessively in the heat. They have a tendency to overheat rapidly with their brachycephalic head.