What Are The Fastest Dogs In The World?

What Are The Fastest Dogs In The World?

Though it is hard to accurately rank dog breeds by their top speeds, the greyhound seems to be the clear winner of the race. Known to many as racing dogs, a running greyhound clocks in at around 45 mph (72.4 kmh)-and they can get up to that top speed in as little as 30 feet (9.1 m). Known as a sighthound, the greyhound also has superior eyesight, with a field of vision nearly double that of a human's. The 270-degree field of vision of a greyhound is due to the placement of their eyes on their heads.

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from Animal Planet

Key Facts In This Video

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    A greyhound can reach speeds up to 45 mph (72.4 kmh) in just 30 ft (9.1 m). (0:08)

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    The greyhound is the only dog breed to be mentioned by name in the bible. (0:50)

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    The eye placement of a greyhound provides the dog with a 270-degree field of vision. (1:24)

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