Doggy running

As lovers of the outdoors and wildlife, it’s only natural that most trail runners also have a soft spot for dogs…

It’s not surprising that the term ‘trail dog’ often crops up in casual trail running discussions these days. In fact (if Instagram posts are anything to go by) more and more runners are getting puppies with thoughts of a future trail companion in mind.

By selecting a suitable breed and raising and training your new best friend correctly, there’s no reason not to end up with a happy, healthy, and loyal trail running partner.


When deciding on a breed or choosing a rescue, there are several important considerations.

Size. Medium-framed dogs are generally the most athletic and able-bodied over technical terrain.

Thick, wolf-like hair is not suitable for our South African climate. They’re not called Malamutes and Huskies for nothing…

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