It’s not uncommon knowledge that the fastest domesticated dog is the Greyhound, but there are quite a few other breeds that are pretty quick too. The Whippet, Vizsla, Border Collie, Jack Russell Terrier, Doberman Pinscher, Weimaraner, and German Shepherd are also known for reaching fast speeds, but some are better at long distance rather than sprints.

Although the Beagle isn’t recognized as one of the fastest dog breeds, they were bred with hunting in mind where speed can definitely be a factor. When I tried to find some concrete information on how fast Beagles can run, I didn’t turn up much. I found that the average running speed for a Beagle can be anywhere from 20-30 mph (which is a pretty big range). We just might have to put some fast Beagles to the test to find the real answer!

Despite Luna’s small size, I have always thought she was a speedy little thing. She may not be a Greyhound, but I can’t keep up with her that’s for sure.

For this week’s 52 Snapshots of Life Challenge, I challenged Luna to a race (and so did my boyfriend). We both lost. In fact, we didn’t even stand a chance. But at least I got to try out a fun photo feature on my phone for the challenge!

Luna and Struan race for the 52 Snapshots of Life Photo Challenge

Luna and I race for the 52 Snapshots of Life Photo Challenge

Wondering what breed of dog is the slowest? While it hasn’t really been tested, it is believed that dogs with short legs and/or short snouts aren’t built for speed. You might not want to place your bet on the Dachshund, Pug, or Basset Hound.

During my research, I also stumbled across this fun site called Speed of Animals. It shows you how fast animals would go if they were your size!

So have you ever raced a Beagle?

This week’s 52 Snapshots of Life Photo Challenge theme is RACE and this post is my submission. If you’d like to see more photos from our 52 Snapshots of Life Photo Challenge, you can view them all over in my Flickr 52 Snapshots of Life photo album.

Don’t forget to visit last week’s post to see what we saw in the SKY and come back next week to see what toy Luna wants to PLAY with.

You can also check out other snapshots from this week’s 52 Snapshots of Life Photo Challenge theme by clicking below!

Jessica Shipman

Jessica Shipman is a bargain hunter, food lover, and software engineer figuring out how to be a pet parent for the first time. Jessica has been a long time lover of all animals (especially llamas and manatees) and is happy that she can finally combine that love with technology.
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