The best dogs to run with

The best dogs to run with

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IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR A DOG YOU CAN RUN WITH, SEEK A CANINE THAT’S PHYSICALLY SUITED TO RUNNING AND IS GOOD OFF THE LEASH, SAYS TRAINER Nikki Moustaki, author of The Bird Market of Paris: A Memoir.

“A larger dog that’s more in proportion with your size may be able to keep up better,” she explains. “Except for some high-energy types, like rat terriers, smaller dogs aren’t usually good jogging partners.” As for breed, “I don’t recommend brachyce-phalics—smush-faced dogs, like bull-dogs and pugs—which can be athletic, but aren’t built for heavy exercise,” she says. A few she does suggest: retrievers, cattle dogs, and hunting breeds, like pointers.