Fastest Dog Breeds
Dogs love to run, and it seems that some can chase a ball for days straight. Most owners tire out before their dogs do! But have you ever wondered what breeds are the fastest? Sighthounds are popular dogs used in races, but what other breeds make the cut? Check out our list below!
#1 – Greyhound
The Greyhound comes in at a run of 43MPH. Known primarily for their racing background, evidence of greyhounds have been found in Egyptian tombs dating back almost four thousand years.
#2 – Vizsla
Showing speeds of up to 40MPH, the Vizsla is a Hungarian import that many enthusiasts believe date back to the 10th century. Easy to love and easy to train, this breed would make an excellent addition to an active family.
#3 – Jack Russell Terrier
Don’t let the size fool you, the Jack Russell Terrier was recorded at a speed of 38MPH. These swift over achievers excel at Agility and Flyball sports (The mental stimulation also keeps them out of mischief.)
#4 – Borzoi
Timed at 36MPH, the Borzoi is crossed between the greyhound and a non descript breed out of Russia. Their original design was to hunt wildlife across wide open plains, today’s Borzoi is a bit more laid back, as long as it has its daily run.
#5 – Weimaraner
Clocked at 35MPH, the Weimaraner was originally bred to hunt deer and wolves. As a family dog this special breed needs some place to run and play.
#6 – Doberman Pinscher
Muscular and built for endurance, this German breed can run up to 30MPH. It’s no wonder they make great guard, police, and military working dogs!
#7 – Dalmatian
Originating in present-day Croatia, these spotted dogs can run up to 37MPH. Endurance was a key trait for Dalmatians, as they were bred as carriage dogs.
#8 – Border Collie
These incredible workers are still used as farm dogs, and they’re extremely agile and athletic. Border Collies can run as fast as 30MPH.
#9 – Whippet
Whippets are sighthounds and used to hunt very fast prey. They can run up to 35MPH and are also used in racing.
#10 – Saluki
These beautiful dogs look like coated Greyhounds, and they are also in the sighthound group. Also originating in Egypt, Salukis are bred for extreme endurance and can reach 40MPH.
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