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What are the fastest animals in the world? (Part 2)

In this part, let’s continue the list of top 10 fastest animals in the world.

6. Blackbuck (80km/h)

Blackbuck’s characteristic features are long V-shaped twisted horns. They are also known for their amazing speed in the animal kingdom with running speeds of 80 km/h. Blackbuck is now extinct in Nepal, Pakistan, and Bangladesh, the number of species in the world is only about 500.

7. Thomson’s gazelle (80km/h)

This antelope can also use high jumps to escape from enemies. The Thomson gazelle lives in Africa and is the most common antelope in East Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, and South Sudan.

Thomson’s gazelle can also use high jumps to escape from enemies

The antelope can run past their enemy’s cheetahs and turn their heads and run back very quickly. In addition to the ability to run at an average speed of 80km/h, this antelope can also use high jumps to escape from enemies.

8. Forest brown rabbit (77km/h)

Brown rabbits live mainly in Great Britain, western Europe, Canada, South, and Central America. When hunted by enemies, a rabbit can run at an average speed of 75km/h and reach a maximum of 77km/h, and even they can turn around without slowing down and jumping high slowly up to 5-7m.

The difference between the rabbits from other rabbits is that the long ears have black spots and the longer hind legs allow them to quickly reach high speeds while running.

9. Greyhound (74km/h)

Greyhound dog can reach a speed of 74 km/h in 6 steps. The greyhound is a breed of hunting dog in Europe, mainly bred for demonstration and racing. Today, greyhound dogs are also kept indoors. Greyhound can reach a speed of 74 km/h in 6 steps and maintain this speed for 11km.

Greyhound dog can reach a speed of 74 km/h in 6 steps

10. Horses (nearly 71km/h)

Depending on the breed of horses, their speed can range from 56-70 km/h. Horses are one of the fastest animals in the world capable of overtaking dogs and deer. There are about 350 horse breeds in the world and all of them are capable of running as fast as athletes in the animal kingdom.

Depending on the breed of horse, their speed can range from 56-70 km/h, the maximum speed is 88km/h when running at full speed. Horses are also known for their durability, endurance, and ability to coordinate well.

The process of training racing dogs

Dog Training is one of the professional and well-researched animal training activities.

Select dog after birth

After 2 months of age, Puppies are separated from Mother and cared for and nurtured according to a special diet to ensure comprehensive physical development to become mighty Racing Dogs in the future.

1 year old dog racing trainer

At 1 year of age, the diet and training of racing dogs is done according to a standard curriculum agreed by the Trainers, depending on the breed, climate and geography.

Greyhound’s hunting practice

Race Dogs are allowed to wake up at 6 am. The Trainer begins to walk, jog and perform underwater swimming exercises to train endurance, endurance and comprehensive physical development. In order to awaken the hunting characteristics typical of hunting dogs, the Trainers will click on the prey track, stimulate them to chase, conquer the prey.

Familiarize yourself with the racetrack

At this time, the “working” time of professional Racing Dogs usually starts from early afternoon. To warm up for the main race in the evening, each group of dogs must go into warm-up training. One of those exercises is to swim in the moat.

Next is a lap exercise in a roundabout with fake prey controlled by a dog center staff member. Fake prey runs very quickly, attracting dogs to follow.

In order to give the dog a gentle stride on the track, the training ground is pumped with water to increase drag, forcing the dog to drive at full speed. Not only does the dog run alone, the dogs also have to run in pairs to get used to the feeling of racing with the opponent.

Greyhound racing dog’s diet

Their diet is very special and expensive. Each stage of development is different, the Trainer chooses to give the Racer a different diet. The juveniles are usually fed cooked food, while the adults and race starters are fed live and dry foods. All food is checked to ensure safety and hygiene before feeding the Racing Dog.

Before each race, the Racing Dogs are usually given multivitamins, toenails and a snack before the race.

Normally, each racing dog has a racing life of about 6 – 8 years. After that, those with good health are kept for breeding, the rest are adopted as pets in dog-loving families because they are very gentle.

Everything you should know about dog racing (Part 2)

Appearance characteristics

Greyhound is one of the fastest animals on the land, with a tall and thin body, a slim body, a well-built chest, a thin belly and strong long legs.

They range in height from 68 – 76 cm and weigh only 27 – 36 kg. With a body of this size that helps them have a very fast and far jump speed, their average running speed reaches 63 kilometers per hour and the maximum speed when accelerating up to 70 km per hour.

Greyhound has a small head and a narrow head, a long snout, a high neck and slightly curved, small ears that are usually folded in half of the ears, ears only slightly raised when they appear happy, this dog has a Tapered, elongated tails, their tails act as a set of brakes and steering wheels.

Greyhound dogs have a short coat that covers the body, smooth and rough hair, Greyhound has a variety of different colors, their fur can be only 1 black, white, brown or yellow brown and also other colors such as brindle and some plaid colors mixed between white, brown, black, etc.

Personality traits

Greyhound is a popular pet in families due to its gentle and intelligent nature, which is very affectionate and loyal to their owners, they also treat pets and other dogs well, they are only wary of strangers.

Greyhound are very sensitive, calm and obedient, they are easy to train and should not be disciplined or tempered with them because this species is sensitive to the attitude of its owner. Agile and hardworking, pets will know how to help and protect their owners.

Take care of

Greyhound dogs are very easy to take care of, they are suitable to live outside the yard with a comfortable space to move and exercise, this dog is quite sensitive to cold weather so need to keep them warm when it is sunny. cold. Their short fur is very easy to care for, just brushing and cleaning when needed.

Everything you should know about dog racing (Part 1)

Dog racing is one of the most popular recreational sports in the world and is particularly famous in European countries. Recently, this hobby has been introduced to many countries and created a new fever for the dog racing community.

Dog race track

Depending on the geographical region, different climatic conditions, Dog Tracks are designed to be constructed of different textures and materials. Currently, there are 03 popular types of Dog Track in the world including Grass track, Sand track, Iron track.

Grass race track

This is a popular course, the course is paved with grass so that dogs can run more easily

Sand race track

The surface of the yard is sanded, making the dog’s running speed decrease, the dogs with superior strength will dominate.

Iron race track

Immediately the surface of the racetrack was paved, dog owners need to wrap or wrap cloth in the paws of the dogs carefully to avoid slipping or large friction causing injury.

Formula of dog racing

Unlike other types of racing, Dog Racing does not distinguish by weight or form, but based on their current performance. From the lowest rank is D rank, however, dogs will have to start from C rank to participate in the race and will have to win 3 consecutive rounds to be promoted to the next rank, until reaching A rank, they will be upgraded up to AA and AAA, etc.

Greyhound is known to be very fast and strong, they are loved by speed racing enthusiasts.

From the hunting dog, Greyhound has been popularly developed into a dynamic family pet with friendly and affectionate nature. Find out detailed information about Greyhound dog breed.

The origin

Greyhound is an ancient breed found in Europe in the Middle Ages, the breed was popularly developed in England, which is very popular with the nobility because of its ability to race at a speed. Great, this dog line has become famous in European dog racing courses.

This breed was brought to the Americas by Spanish explorers and British colonists, and here, the breed has been used to hunt for prey, especially hunting coyotes in North America. In 1885, the Greyhound was recognized as the oldest dog breed in the world by the American Kennel Association.