"The summer is slowly coming to an end, with temperatures dropping and leaves starting to cover the footpaths. Long autumn walks in forests and leafy parks can be enjoyed with company, and even better, with a four-legged companion," a spokesperson from the Kennel Club tells Country Living.
"These six pedigree dog breeds not only enjoy a long walk, but also have a coat that's easy to groom, which means that breezy, muddy or rainy autumn walks don't pose too much of a grooming problem. Of course all dogs are individual, so their character and preferences depends on their training, socialisation and individual personality."
Take a look at the breeds below:
"Beagles were originally bred as pack hounds and they were favourite of Queen Elizabeth. They can be exercise enthusiasts and although they can be strong-headed at times, Beagles enjoy spending time in the great outdoors and have short coats which are easy to brush," the team says.
2. German Shorthaired Pointer
"Despite originating as a hunting breed, German Shorthaired Pointers make an excellent family dog, due to their good nature and love for human interaction. They are energetic dogs and enjoy walks to meet new friends (human and dog!) and explore territories, no matter the weather."
3. Smooth Collie
"The Smooth Collie is energetic and intelligent. Underneath their short topcoat, they are very similar to their rather more well know and hairier cousin the Rough Collie, but share their temperament and behavioural traits. Originally bred as sheepdogs, they enjoy lot of outdoors exercise and make ideal long walk or even running companions in any season," the team add.
"Recognisable by its shiny silver-grey coat, Weimaraners are intelligent, friendly, agile dogs that need more than two hours of exercise per day and appreciate being outdoors, including long walks in leafy spaces or paths. Their short, smooth coat won't need de-tangling after a seasonal walk!"
"Dobermans are highly intelligent and loyal dogs, known to be gentle and patient with children. They need lot of exercise to release their energy and require more than two hours of a day, with space to run," says the team.
6. English Setter
"English Setters, currently on the Vulnerable Native breeds list, are active dogs who enjoy walking, running and any other form of exercise in outdoors spaces. Despite having beautiful and rich coat, they are easy to groom and might require just a short touch-up when back home!"
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