8 Fastest Dog Breeds in the World

8 Fastest Dog Breeds in the World

Dogs are playful, love to run and chase balls. Because of their high energy and admirable speed, some of them are used in races and contests.

Check out the list of 8 fastest dog breeds in the world.


Greyhound, with a speed of 43MPH, has been bred for racing. If you check the ancient Egyptian history, greyhound-like dogs carvings are present inside pyramid tombs.

2. Vizsla

A breed from Hungary, Vizsla can reach a speed up to 40MPH. They are considered loyal companions and great sporting dogs. So choosing this breed to be part of your family is a good choice!

Fastest Dog Breeds - Vizsla

3. Saluki

Saluki is a sighthound and can reach the speed of 40MPH. Typically, the modern breed is long-legged and deep-chested. Male Salukis are slightly bigger than females.

Fastest Dog Breeds - Saluki

4. Jack Russell Terrier

Also called Parson Russell Terrier, this cute dog breed was developed 200 years ago in England to hunt foxes. It has a speed of 38MPH.

Fastest Dog Breeds - Jack Russell Terrier

5. Dalmatian

This medium-sized dog can run up to 37MPH and was bred as carriage dogs. Dalmatian is a popular family pet too.

Fastest Dog Breeds - Dalmatian

6. Borzoi

Borzoi breed is also known as Russian wolfhound. This independent and athletic breed can run with a speed of 36MPH.

Fastest Dog Breeds - Borzoi

7. Whippet

Whippets are good hunters as they can catch very fast preys at 35 MPH. They are also used for racing.

Fastest Dog Breeds - Whippet

8. Weimaraner

Timed at 35MPH, Weimaraner was originally bred to hunt wolves and deers. This large dog is considered an all-purpose gun dog.

Fastest Dog Breeds - Weimaraner

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