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This type of pooch also falls into the category of smaller-statured breeds that shouldn’t be judged by their size. And unless you like losing, don’t try to challenge this pup to a race (you know, if racing canines happens to be a hobby of yours). According to the American Kennel Club, a Whippet can run as fast as 35 miles per hour, making it the fastest domesticated animal in its weight class (larger greyhounds are a bit faster).