I'm an apartment owner who likes to jog almost every day and would like to get a dog to run with me. Due to the size of my place, I prefer a small/mid-sized dog. Can anyone recommend a few breeds that are suitable for apartment life and like to run? Thanks.
TO tell you the truth small doesn't always mean takes up less space. Alot of small and mid sized dogs were breed for herding, and ratting. these dogs tend to be obessive, and are constantly in need of some form exercise.(i am really having a hard time thinking of a small/mid sized dog that would be atheletic enough to jog and live in a apartment.) my suggestion is try finding a mix that has a docile nature but a fit build.
I agree with gunny alot of small dogs are either too hyper for apartment life or too lazy for jogging, a mix breed would be a great choice however, I am sure you could find something for adoption that wwould work perfect.
How about a beagle? They can go forever and are not hard to take care of..just a few pets a day,,running and sleeping. Very low maintenance. Believe it or not a lot of larger dogs are easier than small ones as long as they get exercise.
I have read that Shetland Shepherds (Shelties) are good apartment dogs that love to jog with you. They are very intelligent and friendly and do well in apartments, but also do great as a jogging buddy because they get energy 'spurts' a lot :)