Dogs living in the South West are more likely to have longer walks than the national average, according to a new survey.
The survey of more than 3,000 dog-owners across the country was carried out by the RSPCA.
It showed that 38% of West Country dogs have a walk of longer than an hour, compared to 35% nationally.
The RSPCA is launching a challenge to get people walking 10,000 steps a day to raise money for animals in need.
RSPCA’s Big Walkies challenge in October, which invites people to walk 10,000 steps a day, with or without a dog, to raise money for animals in need.
Other results from the survey:
Animal-lovers who sign up to My Big Walkies will pledge to walk at least 10,000 steps a day - approximately five miles - with or without their dog throughout October while being sponsored to do so.
If they complete the challenge animal lover will have clocked up 155 miles in October - the same as walking from Penzance to Glastonbury.
Animal loving star Peter Andre says it is important to repay animals for the happiness they bring.
The RSPCA has published a list of 'Five Top Dog-Walking Locations In The South West':
- Mount Edgecumbe Country Park, Devon
- Porth Kidney, Cornwall
- Savernake Forest, Wiltshire
- Dunster Beach, Somerset
- Castle Neroche, Somerset