Your guide to finding the best four-legged running companion

If you want to make sure your running shoes actually hit the pavement every day, get a dog that needs regular exercise. But borrowing your girlfriend’s Chihuahua, won’t help. A range of factors determine whether or not a dog will be a good training/running partner says Christine van der Westhuizen, owner of the South African Dog Training College. “Any breed of dog is only as good as it’s breeding, its upbringing, training and home environment.” Keep this in mind when you choose your canine running partner.