The World's Fastest Dogs Ranked

10. Border Collie The Border Collie is one the fastest dog breeds in the world, running an average speed of 30 miles per hour. It is a great choice for herding, since the Border Collie can match almost any livestock in terms motion and directional changes.

9. Doberman Pinscher Doberman Pinschers are a fast breed of dog. They can run up to 32-35 miles an hour in short bursts. The average speed of the Doberman Pinscher is between 25 and 30 miles an hour, depending on how athletic they are and their overall build. They are a great working dog because they have incredible stamina.

8. Whippet The Whippet can reach speeds of up to 35 miles an hour and is an extremely fast dog breed. Because they are so small and tiny, the Whippet is the fastest dog breed in terms of speed-to-weight.

7. Borzoi Borzoi are a fast breed of dog that can reach speeds of 36 miles an hour (in short bursts) and average speeds of 28.4 miles an hour (Coile,68). The Borzoi is an amazing hunting companion because they can chase down almost any prey thanks to their speed and agility.

6. Dalmatian The Dalmatian can run at speeds of up to 37 miles an hour, and averages between 28 and 29 miles per hour. Their lean, muscular bodies provide exceptional agility and stamina.

5. Jack Russell Terrier The Jack Russell Terrier is the fastest small breed in the world. The Jack Russell Terrier is able to run at an average speed of 25 mph, but can reach speeds of 38 mph in short bursts. The Jack Russell was a great choice for fox bolting or ratting during its early years. Their speed and natural reflexes made them extremely agile and quick.

4. Vizsla The Vizsla can run at speeds of up to 40 miles an hour, and averages around 30 miles an hour. The Vizsla's athleticism and muscular body, which gives them plenty of endurance and stamina, is partly responsible for this remarkable speed.

3. Afghan Hound The Afghan Hound is a fast and agile breed of dog that can reach speeds of more than 40 miles an hour in short bursts. On average, it travels 28-30 miles per hour. The Afghan Hound was a great hunting companion in ancient times due to their ability to overcome prey at lightning speed.

2. Saluki The Saluki, a lightning fast breed of dog, can reach speeds of up to 42.8 miles an hour and average speeds of 27.9 to 30 mph depending on their athleticism. The Saluki was a great hunting companion in the ancient era because they were able to track and chase down both gazelle and rabbits with ease.

1. Greyhound Greyhounds are a remarkable breed that can reach speeds of up to 45 mph and average speeds of 35-40 mph. Their long legs, muscular frame and slim build are responsible for their speed, agility and endurance.