Top 10 Dog Breeds for Trail Runners - Page 4
6. Jack Russell Terrier
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Small and spunky, Jack Russells are athletic, excitable dogs that are happy to burn off energy on both long and short runs. Their size makes them a plus for runners living in smaller spaces.
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The classic fire-house dog is just as much a runner's partner as a firefighter's assistant. Built long and lean, the vigilant dalmatian may be especially beneficial to runners looking for protection on the trails.
8. Australian Cattle Dog
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The mid-sized Australian cattle dog is a herder at heart. Loyal, smart and fearless, this dog will likely outrun you in distance.
9. Belgian Malinois
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This strong, athletic breed is often used for police and guard dogs. What helps them excel at those duties are the same traits that make a great running companion: obedient, confident and high energy.
10. Doberman Pinscher
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The alert and active Doberman is often seen more as a guard dog than a running buddy. But make no mistake, these dogs are determined and will relentlessly push forward, likely dragging you along for the run!
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