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My Big Walkies

Walk 10,000 steps for animals like Ollie and Bronte

My Big Walkies will support Birmingham Animal Hospital.

Last year, the hospital helped more than 200 dogs just like Bronte and Ollie who are now looking for their forever homes.

The RSPCA Newbrook Farm Animal Centre and Hospital in Birmingham is one of the busiest RSPCA centres in the country. Last year, the centre took in 1,331 animals, including 267 dogs, and rehomed more than a thousand animals to their new forever homes.

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Get walking and raise money for the RSPCA

Did you know that different dog breeds get different lengths of walk? It's great to see that even those breeds who were taken for the shortest walks, still received over 30 minutes of exercise. And of course training and giving mental stimulation can be just as tiring for a dog as a good walk. The important thing is that activity - mental and physical - keeps dogs happy.

Here are the breeds who are given the longest walks:
Top five:
1.Miniature Schnauzers - 72 minutes
2.Cockapoos - 69 minutes
3.Boxers - 65 minutes

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Cockapoos get the second longest walks

My Big Walkies is a big challenge - 10,000 steps is about five miles a day - so some dogs will relish the chance to get out for some extra long walks however those with less active dogs due to age or health for example have the perfect excuse to do fewer steps or leave them at home and enjoy a solo stroll.

Get walking!

My Big Walkies is a big challenge - 10,000 steps is about five miles a day - so some dogs will relish the chance to get out for some extra long walks however those with less active dogs due to age or health for example have the perfect excuse to do fewer steps or leave them at home and enjoy a solo stroll.

My Big Walkies

My Big Walkies is a big challenge - 10,000 steps is about five miles a day - so some dogs will relish the chance to get out for some extra long walks however those with less active dogs due to age or health for example have the perfect excuse to do fewer steps or leave them at home and enjoy a solo stroll.

Schnauzers get the longest walks

New figures released for the RSPCA’s My Big Walkies show that miniature schnauzers enjoy the longest walkies.

Peter Andre recommends singing to your dog - and signing up for the RSPCA's Big Walkies


Singer Peter Andre backs RSPCA’s Big Walkies challenge

An RSPCA survey has revealed that 75% of dog owners chat with their pet while out walking - and one in six SING to them.

Just over 90% of pet owners polled by the RSPCA* didn’t like to walk in silence while exercising their pooch. While 75% like to talk, 16% go one step further and serenade their dog.

The survey also showed that:

• 9% of dog-owners only talk to their pooch to say “come on!” while 1% don’t talk at all;

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