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What is the fastest dog in the world?

April 19, 2022


With a top speed of 45 mph, the English Greyhound, or simply the Greyhound is the fastest dog breed in the world. 


English Greyhounds (like all other breeds of greyhounds) are magnificent and athletic animals that were originally used for hunting by royalty. Over time, these animals have been incorporated into the world of greyhound racing, which moves huge amounts of money.


Sadly, when they are not in their prime for racing or the hunting season ends, many “owners” drop them out. Fortunately, it is more and more common to see sensitive people who adopt greyhounds as pets. Greyhounds are loyal, affectionate, gentle and obedient companions. They are magnificent pets without a doubt and their life expectancy is between 10 and 14 years.


Next fastest dog breeds in the world


  • Saluki. Also known as the Persian Greyhound, can reach a speed of 42 mph and it is one of the oldest and most domesticated breeds of sighthounds known.

  • Afghan Hound. It is a dog that comes from Afghanistan and is believed to descend from the Saluki. They are tall, stylized, elegant in their movements and can reach a speed of 40 mph.

  • Vizsla. It is a dog that has excelled in hunting for years. They have a fine sense of smell and great fondness for water which makes this dog an excellent companion for dynamic and active people. It is the fastest dog that doesn’t belong to the Greyhound breed and can reach speeds of 40 mph.

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