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Fernando   México, International

1/31/2016 8:06:30 PM

I used to run with all my dogs.

The last ones were an Akita and a Napolitan Masttif mix (with
Akita).
They used to jog at 25 Km/hr (16
mi/hr);
They used to run reaching 40 Km/hr (25
mi/hr);
They used to do hurry walks at 11.5 Km/hr (7
mi/hr);

We went outdoors (almost daily) for about an hour and a half per day. We could afford from 6 to 12 Km (3.5 to 7 miles) each day. We used to do many stops and speed changes along the travel
phases.
The akita (pure breed) could last longer and went farer than napolitan mastiff mix, because of their different
weights.

Before them, I used to run with a female cocker spaniel which weights 11 Kg (23.5 lb) and had a height size of 40 cm
(16").
It almost always kept an average speed of 10 Km/h (6 mi/hr). It was trained and was friendly so at the place where we used to run I almost never used a leash. Every time I got ahead, the dog was able to reach me easily, then every time it got ahead, it used to do stops to check other dogs tracks, smells and marks, and that gave me enough time to reach it without any additional
concerns.
Hope this info helps to understand what some breeds are able to do and gives a call to measure travel parameters and eventually could publish à dog breed endurance/speed chart with as most dogs breeds and fitness levels as possible.

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Luana   University Pl, WA

5/6/2015 1:28:16 PM

I do like running but is it ok if my dogs are smaller? One is 15lbs and the other is 10lbs. I always thought if you went running with your dog they had to be bigger dogs.

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STEWART   FAIRACRES, NM

1/11/2014 6:27:01 PM

good article-thanks

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Lorna - 277613   Cartwright, MB

12/18/2013 5:13:52 PM

We have a designated road with a nice place to take a dip on it!

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yaneigh   ks, Ohio

11/20/2013 6:51:09 AM

wow this did help me

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EvilAngel133   Mt.morris, PA

10/10/2013 9:04:33 AM

good article

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skiw9748   Hartford, AL

9/7/2013 1:48:47 PM

Its helped me know how to take better care of my dog !

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Lauren - 218178   Clovis, CA

6/20/2013 5:26:07 PM

Nice article! Dog Channel always has the best advice. I love it!!

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Mariana - 214878   Roseville, MI

4/8/2013 4:08:42 PM

Very awesome article. :) I should exercise with my dog.

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Stacey   Margate, New Jersey

4/6/2013 3:57:53 PM

I think this this site really helps me take care of my Dogs they are getting tired and tired every time I take the sites advice So I just want to thank the author for making this site

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liantsim   Waterloo, IA

2/20/2013 4:44:53 AM

I never thought about the fact that leash pulling puts a strain on a dog's neck and muscles. This might be just the motivation I need to teach my dog to heel. She isn't a severe leash puller, but she could use some training.

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player   Anaheim, CA

1/11/2013 10:58:53 PM

interesting

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Melian and Tiny   Etna, CA

1/6/2013 12:08:07 AM

Oh, and if exercise is not compatible to you then let the dogs do all the work! Throw balls for them, hide treats, do tricks, etc. The options are limitless!

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Melian and Tiny   Etna, CA

1/5/2013 11:55:13 PM

Running with my dogs is fun! However, I know that there are many on this channel who are not exactly of the age group that runs. Don't just check with your vet to see if you dog can run. You may also want to check with your own
doctor!

Not everyone can run with their dogs. You can also hike, walk, and bike!

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player   Anaheim, CA

1/5/2013 7:33:00 PM

interesting

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skiw9748   Hartford, AL

11/22/2012 5:32:03 PM

2458881 - Good to know tips on running, T. J loves to run.

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JM   NEW ALBANY, IN

11/15/2012 2:20:47 PM

Can't wait for my puppy to be ready to run and go exercise with me. Good to know the tips on running dogs.

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IronManFan   Daytona Beach, FL

10/22/2012 4:48:05 PM

I hope to run with my pup when he is ready. There are some great tips in this article for when we are able to get started!

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Haley   Arco, ID

8/26/2012 2:45:30 PM

Daisy loves to go running. After about 3 weeks I wanted to take a break for a few days, but Daisy gave me her "puppy dog" eyes and I caved in and we went running.

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LaurenM   Somewhere, GA

8/17/2012 8:21:33 AM

I really need to start running...Sadie would love that!

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