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#7195934 - 12/17/12 best running partner  
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I want a dog that I can take running with me. There are a few people that live in this area so it can't go running off.

I don't want to deal with too much hair.

Can't be gigantic...don't want to trip over it
Must not be mean...don't want to get sued or want it to eat someone elses dog
Must be very friendly

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#7196013 - 12/17/12 Re: best running partner [Re: 79inpa]  
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Vizsla, but you better be in good shape.

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Boykin Spaniel... but be careful or your wife will steal it. Doesn't shed... always checks back... very biddable.

#7196943 - 12/17/12 Re: best running partner [Re: joes]  
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Originally Posted by joes
Vizsla, but you better be in good shape.


very cool... might have to look for one next summer

#7196964 - 12/17/12 Re: best running partner [Re: dampatents]  
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Originally Posted by dampatents
Boykin Spaniel... but be careful or your wife will steal it. Doesn't shed... always checks back... very biddable.


i'm not married

#7197496 - 12/17/12 Re: best running partner [Re: 79inpa]  
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The dog your looking for may not exist. They will all run off if poorly trained or highly stimulated. The hair thing is iffy, they all tend to shed at certain times. My lab was friendly but not to cats. BTW labs are not good running companions, it wears out their hips. (at least that is what the vet I use says).

#7198024 - 12/18/12 Re: best running partner [Re: 79inpa]  
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Border Collie...but only if you are smarter than the dog and can live with it while you arent running.


He spoke in tears of 15 years his dog and him traveled about. The dog up and died. She up and died....After 20 years he still grieves.
#7200551 - 12/18/12 Re: best running partner [Re: ingwe]  
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Runners world or one of the magazines had an article about dogs as running partners.

#7201139 - 12/18/12 Re: best running partner [Re: joes]  
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#7201499 - 12/18/12 Re: best running partner [Re: MontanaCreekHunter]  
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A Boykin will develop a closer bond with you than any dog you have ever had, if you spend quality time with them. They are just awesome dogs, and losing one will just about kill you.

#7201836 - 12/18/12 Re: best running partner [Re: wilkeshunter]  
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My wife runs with our GSP twice a week. They do 6 to 8 miles and Zeke could go quite a bit more.
Training is the key, heel and whoa are what she uses most while running.


#7204707 - 12/19/12 Re: best running partner [Re: Backroads]  
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My lab is a great running partner. We only run maybe 5-6 miles a week he loves it


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#7205336 - 12/19/12 Re: best running partner [Re: ingwe]  
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Originally Posted by ingwe
Border Collie...but only if you are smarter than the dog and can live with it while you arent running.


I could live with the lil micro manager dog, but as for the smarter than it part I'm toast....... cool

Dober


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Got mine outsmarted...for the time being. I bought a two ended tug toy that looks like some kind of "Marital Aid" and I put her on one end, and a German Shepherd on the other...they are wearing each other out as we speak... grin


He spoke in tears of 15 years his dog and him traveled about. The dog up and died. She up and died....After 20 years he still grieves.
#7207940 - 12/20/12 Re: best running partner [Re: Backroads]  
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Originally Posted by Backroads
My wife runs with our GSP twice a week. They do 6 to 8 miles and Zeke could go quite a bit more.
Training is the key, heel and whoa are what she uses most while running.



^^^This. Except mine is a weimaraner and calmer than most GSPs. Heel and whoa are absolute commands and Lucy heeds them closely, I run her off leash on the E-collar.


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#7209936 - 12/20/12 Re: best running partner [Re: selmer]  
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I would like to run about 20 miles per week in 4-5 mile sessions

#7214542 - 12/21/12 Re: best running partner [Re: 79inpa]  
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I would look seriously at the Rhodesian Ridgeback. Pretty sure they call it the marathoner's dog. Not "big" dogs (70-90 lbs) from the few I have seen in person and pretty, lean, and nice. Also, suppose to be fearless... history of standing face to face with lions in Africa.


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#7215117 - 12/22/12 Re: best running partner [Re: lovemy99]  
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I am a runner. I think any of the pointing breeds would be good. I know of of a couple runners that have weimaraners, that can go a long ways. Getting your new running partners into shape and a good obedience is important. In particular, dogs with bad manners and group runs do not mix.

#7215862 - 12/22/12 Re: best running partner [Re: hackleback]  
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What about something like an Airedale? For some reason, they give me the impression of being good runners and awesome protectors.


Check out my wife's Lularoe page:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/LuLaRoeSarahCharter/
#7222046 - 12/24/12 Re: best running partner [Re: hackleback]  
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Running dogs come in all shapes and sizes. I trail run with a guy that brings a Pomeranian. This little puff ball has gone as far as 14 miles and appears to be fine, go figure. From my experience, the long steady pace that is found while running on the roads appears to be a lot harder on dogs than trail running with occasional stops and a bit slower pace. If you can get then off leash, that they do even better. Take care of there feet, pavement will sand their paws right down and trails are known for sharps.

#7222888 - 12/24/12 Re: best running partner [Re: hackleback]  
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I've never met a GSP that didn't love to run.


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#7286084 - 01/08/13 Re: best running partner [Re: MadMooner]  
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Goldendoodle - in all seriousness.

My wife has allergies like crazy, and we compromised with a mid-sized, low shedding, fun-loving tweener. I've been running almost daily with him since he was 3 months old, off a leash from the get-go. Retriever type instincts, top-tier intelligence, and rock star hair. Not great with the Arizona heat, but loves the water and trails, and overall is a very athletic and happy breed.


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#7288643 - 01/09/13 Re: best running partner [Re: hackleback]  
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With your caveat of 20 miles/week with 4-5 miles sessions I would pay careful attention to WHERE you run. If you're running purely on pavement and the dog can't run on anything but pavement you run the risk of pounding his or her joints to pieces. Make sure that they can run on bare ground, lawns, ditches, etc. to protect their joint health. Lucy has the most fun trail running with me. It's an absolute ball!


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