- Best dog for running ?
Not sure he is the ‘best’ dog for running, but I have a Border Terrier and he loves running with me. He seems to switch into a different mindset when on a run. A no dicking about keep with the pack mentality. But only if i’m moving fast enough.
Not sure if this is normal for the breed, as he does have days when he just doesn’t want to go….Posted 4 years agoClongMember
Aye, i’ve just taken on a “recycled” bearded collie cross something or another. On the lead at walking pace he is always shoving his nose into stuff. Start running though and he seems to 100% focus on running. This seems fairly typical of collies though, i looked after a couple of border collies that do the same thing.Posted 4 years ago
I have a lovely Lakeland terrier, much loved family dog and mad as a bucket of frogs but she doesnt really enjoy running in the sense that she doesnt really like coming for runs. She enjoys running around wildly on “walks” etc
I do lots of running and enjoy running in the hills occasionally plus we have a lot of off road places locally (Wirral)that I do a lot of training on, golf courses, paths, bridleways etc so I often link up longish runs pretty much all off road so it would be good to have some company.
Anyone have a Cocker Spaniel and give any info?Posted 4 years agoyorlinMember
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Get a husky..boy they love to run.. Question is if you can keep up
Actually, I nearly got a husky as a rescue dog – I was reliably informed that they have a bad habit of eating smaller dogs if they get too hungry!
In the end we got a collie/german shepherd cross, she’s a bit too old for running any distance, but she makes up for it shedding fur. Very intelligent too!
Edit – they look amazing though, the cross puppies are cutePosted 4 years ago
Lots of dogs would be suitable, what else do you want from it and how big do you want it to be?
Dalmatian are bred for running alongside carriages so can be good, otherwise collies, pointers, anything that is trainable and of normal size ie not too big or small should be okPosted 4 years ago
I think he’s looking to get a new one (a 29er if you will).
He’s going to keep the old one for spares.
Bloody hell you turn your back for a few minutes and:
I’m still unsure about this.
Is the OP looking to trade the current dog in for a running one?
She’s our much loved dopey pet! she may be “as thick as a coffee house cup” but we did plan on keeping her!!
Not all dogs are good “running” dogs Daisy Duke has re-homed a couple of ex racing Greyhounds and they are pretty uninterested. Few laps of the field at 30mph then sleep for the rest of the day. Also Border terriers can be hit and miss, some great and willing runners others not.
Cockers seem to be a good mix of energy, stamina and willingness plus good temperament and size.
Like people,they’re all different
Thats what I think but Cockers seem to be full of beans without exception
what else do you want from it and how big do you want it to be?
Cocker size 🙂 no bigger really. Just want it as a pet and running partner and something else to give me grief and eat me out of house and home!Posted 4 years agoretrogirlMember
I have run with my friends labrador a few times. she would happily trot alongside me. However shes old now so her running days are over she prefers a nice leisurely walk instead. I had a retriever who I loved to bits but was hopeless as a trail running dog as he preferred to explore and sniff about instead. If you go to park run there are people there with dogs a few were terriersPosted 4 years ago
That’s good news 😆
I have see so many people treat their pet as a replaceable commodity, willing to get rid at the drop of the hat.Posted 4 years ago
Just one look on Facebook and there’s 5 on there now for sale.
This kind of behaviour boils my blood.
A dog is for life not just for Christmas and all that.brukSubscriber
Working cocker should be good as would a small Sprocker.
If you can’t find one then you are looking at terriers and the disadvantage of those is their desire to disappear down a rabbit hole occasionally. Pick something with decent leg length and slim build like a Patterdale or Parsons Jack Russell and you will get the grief bit too or have an extra long run when they bugger off and you try and catch them!Posted 4 years agoanagallis_arvensisMember
I know nothing of dogs, but surely a greyhound would be ace?
No it would trot a few hundred yards then fancy a lie down. Most reasonable dogs ie not a pug will out run most people I would imagine. Springers might want to hunt up a bit much maybe? Collies make poor pets imo.Posted 4 years agostu1972Member
Not a dog owner but was impressed when I overtook a Staffie on a downhill section. The dog even had the etiquette to pull to one side as I passed him on the straight. He was haulin’ ass, I overtook him at over 30 odd mph IIRC.
I remember thinking to myself If I was going to get a dog it would be a StaffiePosted 4 years ago
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