Reas the whippet named America’s fastest dog, breaks last year’s record
The three-year-old male ran a 100-yard dash more than half a second faster than the 2020 winner, a mixed-breed rescue dog named Phelan.
Orlando, FloridaReas, a male white-and-blonde whippet, bolted ahead of the competition to win the second-annual Fastest Dog USA competition.
The three-year-old ran a 100-yard dash in 5.769 seconds or 35.45 miles per hour. That's 0.5777 of a second faster than last year’s winner, Phelan, a mixed-breed rescue dog whose winning time was 6.346 seconds, or 32.3 miles per hour. This year, 250 dogs from 154 breeds competed—more than double the number of competitors in last year’s inaugural race. Phelan's attempting to defend his title resulted in a fifth-place finish, with a time of 6.485 seconds.
The American Kennel Club calls this contest the Fast CAT Invitational—short for coursing ability test. It's part