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How long can the Hav walk

I was wondering this this evening as took Henry out around 7pm.

We spent 20 minutes for him to conduct business 1 & 2, and then he was sniffing etc.

But for a walk, straight on? How far would they go comfortably? 1 mile? 2 miles?

I know this would depend on age/time of day/weather conditions. But what do you think?
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Molly is 16 months old...19 pounds.

She LOVES to go for walks! We usually do a short jaunt in the morning...about 1 mile...

After lunch, we do the "marathon"...about 3 miles (except when it's raining...then we do another short jaunt).

At night, the same as the morning walk. In between, if the backyard isn't like a soaked-sponge-mud-pit, she runs and romps a few times a day.

Three miles is really not a stretch for her because she's accustomed to it...

We don't break any speed records, and we do alot of stopping to watch squirrels and birds and blowing leaves, but why hurry? Just enjoy!

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Rudy is 14 mo. and can easily do a 3 mile walk.


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We don't do long walks now because it's so cold, but when Kubrick was about 6 months he would come with us on our ~4 miles on our weekend Central Park walk. He would come back very tired, but he loved it!


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I'm not sure of actual distance... but our normal walks usualy last 30-60 minutes..

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One breeder told us they can hike with the big dogs as long as you bring water for them (it gets hot here!!). Dusty went on a walk with my husband this morning. This is not an everyday habit (although it maybe should be) but he said he had trouble keeping up with her. They went well over a mile at a good pace.

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Roxie and Brutus love to hike. They have gone for a few 4-5 mile hikes and 1 6 mile hike. We make sure we take water for them.
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It also depends on the structure of the dog. The way some of them are built, they can go for a long time while others tire out quickly.
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Maybe I have to work on Henry's endurance. I don't think he likes anything more than a mile. If he could have it his way - he'd have a fenced in yard with lots of trees and squirrels to chase!

Interesting hikes and little athletes they are.
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Monty gets tired after about 2 miles...well, make that about 1.5 miles, he is REALLY tired at two miles but he will keep on keepin' on till we get home. He's a trooper.

I should also say he had heart surgery three months ago for a severe heart murmur and he does seem to get winded faster than other Hav's I've seen. Though the DR's said Monty should live a long and normal doggie life...it does seem that he gets tired more often than other dogs and has to rest while the others are still playing.
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