Some dogs have all the right attributes to make great running partners.

Dog Running Mates: These are the 10 breeds of adorable dog that make great exercise partners - including the loving Labrador Retriever ๐Ÿ•

With 8.9 million UK households now owning a dog and more people than ever searching for fresh fitness activities, could our canine friend also be the perfect exercise partner?

A huge number of us decided to welcome new pups into our homes over the last couple of years โ€“ according to Kennel Club figures dog ownership soared over the global pandemic.

There are a whopping 221 different breeds of pedigree dog to choose from, alongside numerous crossbreeds, so thereโ€™s plenty of thinking to do before you select your familyโ€™s latest addition.

Thereโ€™s even academic guidance to seek out, with Psychologist Stanley Corenโ€™s book โ€˜The Intelligence of Dogsโ€™ ranking breeds by instincts, obedience, and the ability to adapt.

One thing to take into consideration is that certain breeds will suit owners with particular lifestyles โ€“ and their specific hobbies.

Athletic clothing retailer lululemon recently revealed a list of the top dog breeds and their aptitude for running, to find the best furry running partners.

They analysed a variety of metrics including the types of run they would be suited to, temperament, size, life span, friendliness, trainability, popularity and living requirements.โ€ฏ

So, here are the 10 breeds of dog that make perfect exercise buddies.

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