Fastest Dogs In The World: 8 Canines Who Were Built For Speed

09/25/2012 04:31 pm ET | Updated Sep 27, 2012

"Go Dog, Go" was the title of a famous children’s book penned more than 50 years ago by P.D. Eastman, but it is also what we say when we see some of these dogs take off running. Greyhounds, Vizslas and Jack Russells are just some of the types of dogs that leave the rest of the pack in the dust.

Check out our slideshow of amazing dogs that were built for speed.

8 Of The Fastest Dogs On The Planet

CORRECTION: A previous version of this story implied that all of the dogs listed are specific breeds. The Alaskan Husky is not a purebred, but rather a type of dog.

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