At 70 miles per hour (113 kilometers per hour), cheetahs are the world’s fastest cat and the world’s fastest land mammal, so the world’s fastest dog, a greyhound clocked at speeds up to 45 mph (72 km/h), probably won’t be catching a cheetah in a sprint.
What does a greyhound look like when it runs and how does its form compare with a cheetah? Watch Simon Lewis and Sam Hume film this BBC Earth footage from the back of a truck racing the greyhound on a wide-open green. Their speed: Around 43 mph (69 km/h).
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Top 10 Fastest Dog Breeds in the World Ranked
|Dog Breed||Top Speed (mph)||Weight (lbs)||Height (in)|
|Greyhound||45||57 – 88||27 – 30|
|Saluki||42||40 – 60||23 – 28|
|Afghan Hound||40||44 – 60||24 – 29|
|Vizsla||40||40 – 66||21 – 25|
|Ibizan Hound||40||45 – 65||24 – 28|
|Dalmatian||37||45 – 70||19 – 24|
|Borzoi||36||60 – 105||27 – 33|
|Pharaoh Hound||35||40 – 60||21 – 25|
|Weimaraner||35||55 – 88||23 – 26|
|Whippet||35||25 – 40||18 – 22|
The Fastest Greyhound – Corrib Plate Winner 2019
Dalmatian Speed: 37 mph
One of the most recognizable breeds, Dalmatians have achieved an iconic status in popular culture.
In movies and TVs, this adorable breed has held its own.
But despite their star persona, Dalmatians are good family dogs with boundless energy and loyal to their owners.
The Dalmatian’s speed of 37 miles per hour may turn those familiar spots into a blur.
Fun Fact: For a long time, Dalmatians were known as “Carriage Dogs”. This led to their prevalent association with being the official dogs of firehouses!
Back in the day, Dalmatians would run alongside fire wagons, keeping the path clear.
Their speed came in handy, as they needed to outpace the horses and the has stuck ever since!
Are Whippets the fastest dogs?
Which dogs can run very fast?
Whippets and Salukis,, sometimes known as the Arabian Greyhound are also very fast with Whippets reaching speeds of 35 miles per hour. Greyhounds may be the fastest breed but Whippets are the fastest accelerating dog in the world.