This September, dog owners have the chance to take part in the World Big Dog Walk Challenge where you can pledge the miles you'll walk with your dog throughout the month and donate to charity.
The aim is to collectively (and virtually) cover the distance around the world at least once through dog walks.
It's a great chance for pet parents to get out and about and raise money for animal charities.
As the virtual dog walk travels around the world, we'd like to show you some of the breeds you could see if you travelling through different countries and continents.
You can and join the World Big Dog Walk Challenge here and find the links to donate to its charity partners.
And you can find out about Bought By Many pet insurance here.
Basset Hound - France
Starting our journey across the channel, Basset Hounds were originally bred in France and Belgium as a scent hound.
The Basset Hound is thought to have descended from the 6th Century St. Hubert Hound, which is the ancestor of the present-day Bloodhound. They developed when a mutation in the St. Hubert strain produced a short-legged or dwarfed hound.
Basset Hounds first became popular with the French aristocracy, but after the French Revolution in 1789 they became the hunting dogs of commoners who needed a dog they could follow on foot.
Basset Hounds eventually made their way to Britain in the mid-19th Century and have been a popular breed in this country ever since.
Bergamasco Shepherd - Italy
Bergamasco Shepherd dogs are famous for their distinctive long shaggy coats that form mats. The mats start from the spine and go down the flanks, growing every year to reach the ground.
They originated in the Italian Alps and were first used as herding dogs. Their flocked coat helped protect them from the harsh mountain conditions. They are closely associated with the Italian town of Bergamo in Northern Italy, which is where they take their name from.
The Bergamasco also goes by several other names, including Bergamese Shepherd, and the Bergamo Shepherd Dog. The breed is known to be sociable and, despite appearances, its coat is easy to maintain.
Catalburun - Turkey
The Catalburun is known for the distinctive deep crease that runs between its nostrils. It is one of only three dog breeds that possess the split nose feature.
Its name actually means split (catal) nose (burun). The two sections of the nose have come apart by a few millimetres but are still attached by a thin layer of skin. The breed is also known as a Turkish Pointer and a Split-Nose Pointer.
Caucasian Shepherd Dog - Russia
The Caucasian Shepherd Dog comes from the Caucasus mountain region of Eastern Europe.
They were first bred to care for flocks and defend homes from wild predators. They're a territorial breed and are unlikely to back down from a fight. They've even been known to fight back against bears and wolves.
The breed is probably not one suited to first time dog owners but they would certainly make excellent guard dogs.
Saluki - The Middle East
The Saluki is one of the world's oldest dog breeds originating from an area of the Middle East known as the Fertile Crescent. Today, that area includes parts of Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Israel and Egypt.
Salukis are considered sighthounds this means they hunt by sight more than scent or sound. One significant characteristic about Salukis is their speed.
Although Greyhounds are considered the fastest dog breed over short distances, the Saluki is actually faster over longer distances and has been recorded as being able to reach speeds of 42mph.
Afghan Hound - Afghanistan
Afghan hounds are instantly recognisable due to their thick silky coats. They were bred thousands of years ago by nomadic people in Afghanistan, Pakistan and northern India.
One of the oldest dog breeds in the world, they were originally used for hunting large prey in both the deserts and in the mountains of Afghanistan and northern Pakistan.
Afghans made their first appearance in Britain after British soldiers decided to bring them back to this country in the 19th century.
Owning an Afghan comes with a lot of responsibility; their long coats require a high level of grooming and maintenance and they can be more challenging to train than other breeds.
Lhasa Apso - Tibet
The story of the Lhasa Apso dates back over 1000 years to the Buddhist palaces and monasteries of the Himalayas.
They were bred as watchdogs for the monks in the Buddhist monasteries and they continue to have a protective nature in the personality today. They can be wary of strangers but very loyal to those closest to them.
In the early 1900s, some of the breed were brought back to England by military men returning from the region, where the breed came to be known as the Lhasa Terrier.
Chow Chow - China
Chow Chow's are one of the world’s oldest dog breeds and originated in China. Their lineage can be dated back to the Han Dynasty, which existed between 202 BC–220 AD.
Chow Chows are known to be independent and aloof and can be suspicious of strangers. This comes from their breeding history, historically they served as companions for the Chinese nobility but also as guard dogs for homes and livestock.
A unique feature of the breed is its tongue and mouth tissue, which is a dark blue-black. According to Chinese legend, the tongue got its blue hue at the time of creation, when a Chow licked up drops of the colour as the sky was being painted.
Akita - Japan
Akitas are a large dog breed originating from the mountain regions of northern Japan, like the Chow Chow in China, the Akita has a long history. The first modern Akitas were bred in the Akita prefecture region during the 17th Century as a hunting dog.
In Japan, they're seen as a symbol of longevity, health and happiness. They're known to be physically strong and are not recommended for novice dog owners. However, they do have a reputation for being loyal to their own family and are considered good guard dogs to have.
Blue Heeler - Australia
Blue Heelers are officially known as the Australian Cattle dogs. They were originally developed in Australia for driving cattle over long distances across rough terrain. They have mixed ancestry and were originally bred through a cross between imported British Smithfields, Scottish Highland Collies Dalmatians ns and wild dingoes.
The name 'Blue Heeler' comes from their colouring, which often turns a blue/grey shade and secondly from the practice of moving reluctant cattle by nipping at their heels.
Filo Brasileiro - Brazil
The Fila Brasileiro, or Brazilian Mastiff, was bred in Brazil as a tracking dog that traps its prey and waits for the hunter to arrive.
They're a working dog breed and have a temperament that's considered impetuous. Today they're used as guard dogs or cattle dogs for livestock as well as hunting. Due to their nature and temperament, they're not considered to be suitable pets for most people.
Xolo - Mexico
The Xolo (pronounced show - low) or to give them their full name, Xoloitzcuntli, come from Mexico.
When Christopher Columbus and other European explorers first arrived in Mexico in the 14th and 15th Centuries they all mentioned in their journals the sight of strange hairless dogs.
The Xolo has a long history dating back 3,000 years. The Axtec civilization considered the breed to be sacred and they were named for the dog headed god Xoltl.
American Foxhound - United States
The American Foxhound are scent hounds who were bred to hunt foxes.
They're a cousin of the English Foxhound and you can tell the difference between the two by the length of their legs (the American’s legs are longer and more finely boned) and by the American’s slightly arched back end.
The breed is a good family pet and they're considered to be docile and gentle and with an easy going manner. They get on well with children and other animals.
Rhodesian Ridgeback - South Africa
The breed comes from Southern Africa where it was bred from Greyhounds and Terriers brought to the region by Dutch settlers along with native Khoi dogs.
They were originally used as hunting dogs and were good at tracking and distracting large game animals such as lions, leopards and baboons.
The Rhodesian Ridgeback's takes its name from the distinguishing feature that is the ridge of hair running along its back in the opposite direction from the rest of its coat.
Basenji - Central Africa
The Basenji breed was originally found in the central African country of Congo.
They are known as the 'barkless' dog due to the fact that they don't bark but instead create as sound that could be described as a cross between yodelling and a squeal.
It's a breed that uses both scent and sight to hunt and they were originally used to flush out small game for hunters.
The Basenji is considered an intelligent breed but they do have a distinctive temperament and are not thought to be the easiest dogs to train. Even when they understand a command they do not necessarily always follow, instead they can sometimes use their own intelligence to decide whether a command should be obeyed or not.