Are YOU overweight? Get a Great Dane: Owners of big dog breeds are 'more likely to walk their pet'
Getting a dog could be the secret to losing weight - as long as it's a big one, scientists claim.
Larger breeds are more likely to get taken for walkies - because owners need more exercise, a study shows.
Some owners are more motivated to exercise if they have to walk pets - a phenomenon dubbed the 'Lassie effect.'
And one of the factors is size - as well as if they believe a trip out will benefit the animal's health.
There are over eight million dogs in households across the UK - but not all are taken for regular walks.
Now new research has examined why some people feel more obliged to... read more
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