|Barked: Sat Oct 15, '11 1:26pm PST |
|Really depends on the dog and the breed. I'd definitely go for a terrier if I wanted a small jogging partner. Yorkies, in my opinion are too fragile and small to go on any serious jogs. They are very delicate, and should also never wear a regular collar while being walked.
Gunther is at a great weight, very healthy, and gets regular exercise, but Shih Tzus aren't meant for jogging either. He likes to run in short spurts, but he tires easily. Any brachycephalic breeds should not be used for regular jogging, as they can have difficulty getting the air required to keep up a pace like that. I'd definitely go for a Jack Russell, Fox Terrier, Miniature Schnauzer, Rat Terrier etc. An active, sturdy little dog is what you'd need.
ETA: I'd also like to add that a Yorkie is just about the last dog I would suggest for children.
Edited by author Sat Oct 15, '11 1:27pm PST