10 of the Fastest Dog Breeds

Ever wondered who the fastest dogs on the planet are?

We’ve put together a list of the 10 fastest dog breeds!

These dogs are lightning fast with top speeds of up to 45mph! That’s a lot faster than Usain Bolt and marginally slower that a cheetah – the fastest of all the creatures!

Border Collie

Border Collies are known for their intelligence but they are fast runners, too! This dog breed can run as fast as 30 mph. They also excel in agility, fly ball, and flying disc competitions.




The breed is considered the fastest dog, with speeds of up to 45mph clocked. Greyhounds are now used for a variety of functions, including racing.




This dog breed can run as fast as 43 mph! It is not surprising since Salukis are related to Greyhounds. This dog breed features an appearance similar to that of the Greyhound, however with a more furred coat.




The Borzoi is a cross between the Greyhound and another breed out of Russia. These dogs are fast and can run at speeds of up to 36 mph. The Borzoi displays exceptional talents in hunting, sighting and lure coursing.




If you’re looking for a clown and a fast runner, the Dalmatian may be for you. This adorable, spotted dog breed can run up to 37 mph.




The Doberman Pinschers can run as fast as 30 mph. This dog breed is extremely energetic and active. They require extensive exercise and mental stimulation on a daily basis.

doberman pinscher


Parson Russel Terrier

More popularly known as the Jack Russell Terrier, this dog breed reaches speeds of up to 38 mph! This dog breed may be small but he is full of energy!




The Vizsla is extremely athletic and can run up to 40 mph. These dogs require a lot of activity and owners that are as active as they are.




With a top timed speed of 35 mph, the Weimaraner was originally bred to hunt deer and wolves. They have a lot of energy like most hunting dog breeds, and are naturally talented.

Weimaraner dog run



The Whippet can run as fast as 36 mph. This dog breed looks identical to the Greyhound in all shapes but is smaller.