Most dogs love to run around outside. But, have you ever wondered what types of dogs are the fastest? Here are 10 of the fastest dog breeds on earth!
10 Fastest Dog Breeds
#1 The Greyhound
The Greyhound has clocked speeds over 43 mph. They can reach this top speed in just a few seconds. However, these guys are not built for endurance. They can’t maintain this speed for a long time. Therefore, they make great short-distance sprinters. Despite their ability to run fast, these dogs have a reputation of being couch potatoes indoors.
The Saluki also clocks speeds around 43 mph. This dog breed has better endurance than the greyhound.
The Vizsla has shown speeds of 40 mph. The Vizsla has endurance and makes a great running partner.
#4 Ibizan Hound
The Ibizan hound can run up to 40 mph and can even jump 6 feet in the air!
#5 Afghan Hound
The Afghan Hound is a graceful sighthound that can reach speeds of 40 mph.
#6 German Shepherd
The German Shepherd can run as fast as 39 mph. Due to their speed, strength, and guarding nature, these dogs have been used by police in K9 units.
With estimated speeds of 37 mph, the Dalmatian makes a great running partner.
The Whippet resembles the Greyhound. The Whippet can reach speeds of 36 mph.
This Russian dog is used in agility competitions, but it can reach speeds of 36 mph.
This fast hunting dog can reach speeds of 35 mph.
Other fast dog breeds
Trailing not far behind these 10 fastest dog breeds are other dog breeds that can reach around 35 mph. These fast dog breeds include the Pharaoh Hound, the Scottish Deerhound, and Doberman Pinscher.