Could I run (3-4mph) with a Great Pyrenees?

I'm a slow runner and love the idea of having a great pyrenees to come with on my runs. Would this be possible without harming the dog?

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Sep 05, 2016
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Running with a Pyr
by: Donna

A Pyr has no interest in a run, believe me. They are laid back dogs who go into action as required. They prefer hikes at their leisure while enjoying all the smells out there.

It will take its toll on their joints especially their hips.

If you want a running dog, try a Husky or higher-energy dog such as a Pointer.

Sep 06, 2016
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by: Ed A from NJ

Please understand your dog these dogs will walk forever to patrol and protect there charges. But they are low energy. For a short blast they are suprisingly fast bjt can,not maintain it. My wife try to jog with mine and half way around a base ball diamond she laid down and I had to go get them with the SUV. THIS IS NOT YOUR RUNNING PARTNER.

Jan 12, 2017
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Running
by: Bass

I have a great Pyrenees mix that loves to run. His longest run is 10 miles he is 10 months old. He doesn't run fast between 11 and 12 minute miles. Most runs are 326 miles almost all runs are on trails.
He loves to run and wants to go all the time but am I doing damage to his joints?

Jan 12, 2017
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by: Donna

Yes. His joints are not fully formed so this is not a good idea. You are doing damage to his joints.

Pyrs are not meant to run such distances. If you want a running partner for 10km, get a Husky.

Most breeds are not meant to run. They are meant to run in spurts, stop, sniff, walk, trot, sniff. Go at their own pace.

All of this has been noted in previous comments.

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