Active families and athletes keep dogs for speed and agility, but which breeds are the fastest?
Great Dane is a calm giant, descended from ancient Greek dogs, and makes a good family pet.
Poodles are attractive, intelligent show dogs, reserved around strangers but playful and affectionate with socialization.
Pharaoh hounds are independent and need gentle training. They may have ancient ties to Egypt.
Weimaraner is versatile for hunting and sports, lively and friendly but may become anxious when left alone.
Dobermans have stoic, friendly demeanor, preferring toes over paws. Clipping tails and ears is becoming banned.
Scottish deerhounds are ancient and deadly hunters, with exceptional speed in their natural environment.
Whippets are fast and athletic dogs used in sports, but also enjoy sleeping; they are shy but easily irritated.
Borzoi is a fast, independent breed known for its sleek coat and picky training needs.
Famous for their roles as firehouse dogs and carriage runners, Dalmatians are also often seen with the Budweiser Clydesdales.
German shepherds excel as guard and service dogs and can get frustrated when not given a chance to work.