by samantha_ashenhurst | January 19, 2023 12:12 pm
While most have their guesses about which dogs run the fastest, new data compiled by Newmarket Today ranks dog breeds by top speed.
Not surprisingly, the greyhound placed No. 1, achieving speeds of 72.4 km (45 mi) per hour. The lithe, muscular breed, which is known for its swiftness, has long been used as a hunter and, of course, a racing dog. Indeed, many groups across Canada work to facilitate the adoption of retired racing greyhounds, including Greyhound Pets of America – Canada, Finding Loving Greyhounds Homes Together & Salukis (FLIGHTS), and Irish Greyhound Adoption Nova Scotia.
The second speediest dog is a fellow sighthound, the Saluki. With its long legs and lean build, this breed can reach speeds of 69 km (43 mi) per hour.
Rounding out the top five is the hyperactive Ibizan hound, the supremely swift Afghan hound, and the lively Vizsla, all of which can reach top speeds of 64 km (40 mi) per hour.
To view the complete rankings, click here.
Written with files from Newmarket Today.
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