Jack Russell Terrier
In general, small breeds don’t make the best running companions, but the Jack Russell Terrier defies this rule and is frequently overlooked as a suitable running buddy, says Dr. Felix Duerr, assistant professor of small animal sports medicine/rehabilitation and orthopedics at Colorado State University. High-energy and with a strong prey drive, the Russell Terrier loves being active and outdoors. Keep in mind, however, that the breed needs firm but patient hand in training to become a good running partner.
Additionally, keep in mind that the perfect breed for running doesn’t have to be any one particular breed at all. Healthy medium-sized rescue dogs often make the best running companions because they combine the best attributes of a number of breeds, Duerr says.
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