Does your dog's breed affect how fit you are?

Does your dog's breed affect how fit you are?
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It seems that the breed of dog you buy can affect your physical fitness, with labrador owners taking the most regular exercise.

The UK's healthiest dog owners, in order, are:

  1. labrador
  2. spaniel
  3. pug
  4. dachshund
  5. golden retriever
  6. bulldog
  7. border terrier
  8. border collie
  9. cross-breed
  10. beagle
  11. Staffordshire bull terrier
  12. boxer

Almost a third of dog walkers are exercising for at least half an hour every day, compared to just over a fifth overall.

According to the survey by Vitality three in five UK adults exercise more as a result of having a dog - so whichever breed you love, you can't go far wrong.

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