How far can a dog walk?

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Re: How far can a dog walk?

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Sat Jun 14, 2014 4:25 am

Yes, that's bonkers. I wouldn't swap you! :)

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Re: How far can a dog walk?

Post: # 291595Post Weedo
Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:53 pm

Old thread but I will pick it up from our working dog and feral dog perspective. Our working cattle dogs (Heelers) are more than capable of following a herd for 10-15 miles with added running bursts to keep the cattle in order. A couple of years ago a friend in the high country lost a black Kelpie female while mustering sheep in bush - she covered about 25 miles between late afternoon and morning when he found her on his doorstep. Radio callaring of wild dogs recently has shown that, in some cases, the dogs will travel continuously for weeks with one doing a 900Km round trip in 15 days. However, all these dogs are evolved (selected) to be able to do this.

I think the answer to the original question is "how long is a piece of string"?
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