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I regularly go running with my dog around the park. He's a chocolate lab, 42 kg (all muscle) and we regularly do ~4 km in about 25-30 mins (he always stops to sniff). (For reference, I'm 81 kg.)

I run with a GPS watch that gives me my calories burnt, but wondered if it's possible to calculate how much my dog burned in the equivalent period? I don't know if it would be a simple reduction i.e. he's body weight as a percentage of mine, or if it's different because of four-legs etc.

I know this isn't the exactly a standard fitness question, but if anyone knows I'd be really grateful. Searches so far have only turned up calculators for the dog walker and not the dog.


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closed as off topic by Matt Chan May 7 '12 at 16:35

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The faq states that our site is for "fitness professionals, athletes, trainers and enthusiasts." You might want to commit to the Animal Health and Behavior and Pet Care & Training proposals (currently in definition and commitment phases respectively) as you'll probably get better answers there than here. What you're asking for is beyond the site audience's expertise and knowledge base. – Matt Chan May 7 '12 at 16:35

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