Looking for a Canine Cardio Companion? Here are the Best Dog Breeds for Runners

first_imgSay goodbye to the days of man’s best friend, and hello to man’s best running mate.If you live, breathe, and sleep the active lifestyle, it may become difficult to take care of a dog if you’re not home all the time. However, many dogs were bred to run and some might even share that high-octane energy with you. It’s just a matter of finding one of the best dog breeds for runners and then selecting the breed that fits your itinerary.For instance, although many dogs like to run, many of them have their limits. If you’re one to train for marathons and go on long, steady runs, it might not be the best idea for you to bring a Greyhound along with you.Yes — Greyhounds were built to run — but for speed, not for distance. With that said, we’ll also give you the run down on why each dog is a good running companion.So, if you’re looking for a canine cardio companion who will always be ready to burst out the door when you are, here are the best dog breeds for runners.Dalmatian Strengths: Long runsDalmatians host a heap of energy and the best way for them to exude it is through exercise — which they love. They’re arguably one of the best dog breeds for runners because of their high-energy levels and long strides. One thing to keep in mind, though, is that Dalmatians are a big breed and their weight doesn’t appreciate running on pavement.Rhodesian RidgebackStrengths: Long runs, hot weather runsIf there is one thing that a lot of dogs can’t overcome, it’s running in hot weather for a long period of time. The Rhodesian Ridgeback is an exception, however, as it was bred in Africa to be a versatile hunter and guardian. This natural instinct and high-energy translates perfectly for a long distance running companion.Alaskan MalamuteStrengths: Cold weather runsOn the opposite end of the temperature spectrum, some dogs — like Huskies and Malamutes — make for the perfect dog breed for cold-weather runners. If you’re not familiar with the cold weather breeds, many of these puppies were built to be sled dogs, so you can bet they have the endurance and craving for exercise to keep up.VizslaStrengths: Long runs, high-trainabilityIf you don’t really have the time to train a dog to meet your standards of athleticism and stamina, a Vizsla might be the best dog breed for experienced runners. Speed and endurance are two of the breed’s best traits; however, it’s a highly trainable breed and can be taken out in a busy city or even off of a leash once you’re comfortable enough.German ShepardStrength: Long runs, highly intelligentGerman Shepard’s host a slew of talents due to their high intelligence, but running long distances is one thing they do best. Built strong, this breed can run virtually anywhere once they’ve learned the ropes. They can keep up with even the most experienced runners, making the German Shepard a shoe-in for one of the best dog breeds for runners.Border CollieStrength: Long runs, highly intelligentAnother bright breed, Border Collie’s were bred to be an agile herding dog, so it comes as no surprise that they make our list. The herding instincts provide a need for work and a foundation of high-energy, making this breed a sure-pawed running companion.WeimaranerStrengths: Short runs, but can pace for long distance, hot weather runs, high-trainabilityWeimaraner’s are the do-it-all kind of dog breed. With the ability to run short and long distances, an adaptable short coat for hot weather climates, an an easy training process, Weimaraner dogs will excel anywhere you put them, from jogs around the block to trail runs through rough terrain. This pup is fearless and is ready to take on any road.Australian ShepardStrengths: Paced runs, trail runningA breed with some of the most energy, Australian Shepard’s fit the bill when you’re searching for the best dog breeds for runners. Agile and fast due to it’s herding nature, as well as a constant internal motor, this breed will keep up with you all day if you let them. They absolutely love exercise and is one of the more sure-footed runners in the bunch.With Some Training…There are a few more dogs that can live up to the running dog label if you choose to put in a little more work in regards to training and patience.Standard Poodles — Can run long distances, highly-trainable, but extremely playful.Fox Terriers — Can run well in warmer climates, high energy levels, but loves to find their own adventure to follow.All images ©American Kennel Club 14 Best Outdoor Stores in the United States Kia Telluride Is the Perfect Road Tripper for All Two- and Four-Legged Friends How Fast Does Facial Hair Grow? Tips for Growing a Beard Faster World’s First Hybrid-Electric Cruise Ship Sails the Northwest Passage Tattoo Ideas for Men (For When You Have No Idea) Editors’ Recommendations last_img read more

UK car market falls in March as uncertainty undermines buyer confidence

UK new car market down -3.4% in key plate change month as diesel and Brexit uncertainty continued to affect confidence.New cars safer than ever before, with eight in 10 featuring self-activating safety tech, including autonomous emergency braking and collision warning.1Major new report shows British consumers set to be among world’s first to benefit from self-driving vehicles – but ‘no deal’ Brexit threat puts progress at risk. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Notes to editorsLatest autonomous technology vehicle content analysis conducted by JATO Dynamics based on SMMT new car registration data for 2018. 1.8 cars newly registered in 2018 came with Collision Warning Systems either as standard or as optional cost extra.1.3 million cars newly registered in 2018 came with overtaking sensors or adaptive cruise control either as standard or as a cost extra.Download the report: https://www.smmt.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/SMMT-CONNECTED-REPORT-2019.pdf SEE CAR REGISTRATIONS BY BRANDDOWNLOAD THE PRESS RELEASE AND DATAUK new car registrations declined by -3.4% last month, as political and economic uncertainty and continuing confusion over diesel affected demand, according to figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). March is a crucial month for the new car market, as the plate change drives buyers into showrooms, with new car demand often seen as a bellwether for consumer confidence and the health of the wider economy.Demand fell in both the private and business sectors, with registrations down -2.8% and -44.8% respectively, while fleet demand was stable, up 0.3%. Declines were seen across almost every vehicle segment, including popular Dual Purpose (-1.8%) and small family cars (-4.0%). However, superminis – Britain’s favourite vehicle type – saw a 4.3% increase in demand, taking a third (33.7%) of all registrations.Following the trend of recent months, diesel registrations fell -21.4% while petrol demand grew 5.1%. Meanwhile, demand for Alternatively Fuelled Vehicles (AFVs) increased by 7.6% with 25,302 registered, the biggest March volume on record. With almost 40 plug-in models on the market in the UK, and over 20 more expected to arrive in 2019, demand for these new technologies is expected to continue to grow.Technological innovation is not restricted to powertrains, however, with cutting-edge technology helping to improve driver comfort and safety. Latest data shows that new driver assistance technology that mitigates driver error and prevents accidents is now available on almost eight in 10 new cars on the road. Last year, 1,848,394 new cars joining UK roads offered at least one self-activating safety system, either as standard or as an optional extra, including autonomous emergency braking (AEB), adaptive cruise control and overtaking sensors. AEB is now available on seven in 10 cars, with over half of cars registered featuring the technology as standard. Meanwhile, overtaking sensors and adaptive cruise control were available to 51.9% of buyers.2Today’s figures come as SMMT launches a major new report showing UK consumers could be among the first in the world to benefit from self-driving vehicles.3 The research positions the UK at number one, globally, for mass market potential. Provided the conditions are met, the rollout of connected and autonomous technology could prevent 47,000 serious accidents and save 3,900 lives over the next decade – with an overall £62 billion economic opportunity by 2030. However, the ability to realise this is dependent in part on the UK leaving the EU with a deal that benefits the automotive industry. A ‘no deal’ scenario would have a devastating impact on investment and our hard-won reputation – risking the UK’s position as a leading global market and a centre of excellence for innovation.Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said,March is a key barometer for the new car market, so this fall is of clear concern. While manufacturers continue to invest in exciting models and cutting-edge tech, for the UK to reap the full benefits of these advances, we need a strong market that encourages the adoption of new technology. That means supportive policies, not least on vehicle taxation and incentives, to give buyers the confidence to invest in the new car that best meets their driving needs. Above all, we urgently need an end to the political and economic uncertainty by removing permanently the threat of a ‘no deal’ Brexit and agreeing a future relationship that avoids any additional friction that would increase costs and hence prices. read more

New recruits will add fresh firepower to Ohio State wrestling squad

After coming up short in its pursuit of the coveted NCAA National Championship, the Ohio State wrestling program is looking to use this season as a stepping stone toward its ultimate goal of winning a title. Coach Tom Ryan said next year’s incoming talent will greatly improve the team’s chances at that goal. “Recruiting is going very well,” Ryan said. “We’re bringing in two of the nation’s top wrestlers and they’re really going to add some firepower to our lineup.” Both five-star recruits according to The Open Mat, Nathan Tomasello, a 125-pound wrestler from Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, has verbally committed to the Buckeyes, while Bo Jordan, a 160-pound wrestler from Graham High School in St. Paris, Ohio, has already signed his national letter of intent. Ryan was disappointed with how the season ended and said the Buckeyes will have to push themselves harder next year. “There’s a tremendous amount of work to be done,” Ryan said. “We have the guys to do it (win a title). We just have to put ourselves in a better position to win it.” The Buckeyes finished the regular season as the No. 6 team in the nation, posting an overall record of 11-4. In Big Ten play, the Scarlet and Gray went 5-3. The conference is arguably the best in the country when in comes to wrestling. “This was definitely a good learning year for us,” said 141-pound sophomore Hunter Stieber. “Next year we’ll be a lot better than this year and hopefully go for a title.” OSU got off to a hot start, placing first in the Buffalo Invitational and winning its first three dual meets. The Buckeyes then took home their second consecutive Cliff Keen Las Vegas Wrestling Invitational title and won both of their matches against Maryland and Hofstra in the inaugural “Grapple at the Garden” located in New York City’s Madison Square Garden. The streak ended there, however, as the Buckeyes would be defeated by then-No. 5 Iowa in their first Big Ten action of the season. Despite the loss, the team rebounded by going 5-1 in its next six meets, suffering their only defeat in that span at the hands of Minnesota on Jan. 11 at home. In their last match of conference play, the Buckeyes went head-to-head with Penn State in the first several bouts before falling to the eventual NCAA champions, 29-18. After being rewarded an automatic bid into the finals of the NWCA/Cliff Keen “Mat Mayhem” National Duals because they were among the top four returning dual-meet teams from the previous year, the Buckeyes looked poised to make a run. But whatever aspirations they had soon faded as they were routed by Missouri, 28-6. Next, the Big Ten Championships presented a challenge for OSU, even with six wrestlers earning top-10 seeds in the tournament. The team went on to place fourth with a total of 109.5 points. Winning individual titles for the Buckeyes were redshirt sophomore Logan Stieber at 133 pounds, his second-straight Big Ten title, and his younger brother, Hunter Stieber, at 141 pounds. Next, at the NCAA championships, OSU amassed 59.5 points en route to a sixth place finish out of the 10 teams in the tournament. Both Stieber brothers earned No. 1 seeds for the championships, but Hunter Stieber placed third as his older brother earned the title of NCAA champion in the 133-pound weight class for the second year in a row. “It was a pretty good season I guess,” Hunter Stieber said. “There was a little letdown towards the end, but I only lost one match this entire season as opposed to seven last year. I’ve improved but I just wish I could have wrestled for the title.” Redshirt junior Nick Heflin placed fifth at 174 pounds and joins the Stiebers as an All-American. “It’s what you work for,” Heflin said of earning the honor. “It means a lot, but you know, I definitely want more. I want to be the champion.” Key Contributors: 125: Nikko Triggas, senior, 22-14 131: Logan Stieber, redshirt sophomore, 27-0 141: Hunter Stieber, sophomore, 36-1 / Ian Paddock, redshirt junior, 15-9 149: Cam Tessari, sophomore, 13-7 157: Josh Demas, redshirt sophomore, 20-12 165: Mark Martin, freshman, 19-18 174: Nick Heflin, redshirt junior, 20-7 184: Kenny Courts, redshirt freshman, 22-8 197: Andrew Campolattano, sophomore, 17-12 / C.J. Magrum, redshirt senior, 18-9 HWT: Peter Capone, redshirt junior, 17-6 / Kosta Karageorge, redshirt sophomore, 9-8 Looking forward, Heflin envisions big things for the program in the upcoming years, comparing the process they’re making to that of the Nittany Lions. “It’s going to continue to grow,” Heflin said. “It’s going to be like Penn State. They got Cael Sanderson (2004 Olympic gold medalist) and now they’re becoming a powerhouse. I see that in Ohio State’s future, being a contender to compete with them in the next two or three years.” read more