If your dreams of being a dog parent include you and your pup, side-by-side, running in slow-motion and glancing at each other with winded, tooth-bearing smiles, you'll want to make sure you get yourself one of the best dog breeds for running. As the mom of a dog that literally needs to sit down and pant dramatically every few feet, I'll tell you that not all breeds are made for long distances. While most dogs are glad to romp around for a while or chase after a ball for a few minutes, not all breeds can keep up with you on a long run, nor would they want to.
Only certain breeds are both interested and physically equipped to be your dream running partner. And some of the breeds that technically could go on a run with you, should only join you if the climate is appropriate. For example, the Siberian Husky will gladly be your running partner, but only if the weather permits. Huskys are suited for very cold weather and running with them in the warmer months or climates could be incredibly dangerous for their health. Luckily, there are many other breeds with lighter coats and more flexible needs that will gladly take that morning run with you. TBH, some of these breeds could handle more than one run a day they have such high energy. Depending on the breed, they might even be dragging you across the finish line.
Here are some of the best running buddies that do well in dynamic climates. Though do keep in mind that dogs, like people, need to exercise regularly to be in good shape, so you should never take your dog out on a long run without taking the time to work up to the distance. As a precaution, you should always check with your vet to make sure that taking your dog running is OK, as certain dogs with joint issues, heart problems, and of certain ages, should not be joining you on the longer runs, even if they want to.