• So the local (very active) Borzoi coursing club set up a 200 yd track with electronic timers on either end. It was slightly up hill and we had a little bit of wind later, but very nice out. So Zest! was clocked at 23 mph. Now in all fairness, she is currently at her winter weight and not a lean mean running machine at the moment. I'm anxious to see what her speed will be in a few months. Pearl-petual Motion the malinois was a little faster (25, I think). One of the greyhounds was clocked at 38? I think. It was a lot of fun and they had a great turn out. This was the first sort of thing like that in this area.

    Anyone else had the opportunity to do this? Really wish I could have done this with Digital 10 or 12 years ago. I did "run" Digital since he was bugging the heck out of me before we left. But he decided 100 yds was enough!

  • LOL. We run Tucker with the quad in the summer and he can sustain 32km's an hour and he absolutely loves it!. Now when we start the quad in the winter to clear the driveway of snow he goes bezerk, running along the fence line because he thinks he gets to go for a run!

  • How kewl is that! LOL you should video tape it when you get a chance to clock again!

  • I love watching basenjis run full out. Speed, grace, balanceโ€ฆ well, okay - sometimes you get the ass over tea kettle thing happening. ๐Ÿ™‚ I've never clocked Kipawa, but to me the 23 mph sounds impressive. BTW, how IS the 'brindlewonderkid'? Funny, when I see 'Digital' I always pair it up in my head with 'the brindlewonderkid'. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Good to see how fast the b's have been clocked. While at the dog parks we've noticed there are no big dogs that can catch Shaye, and when she is wanting to be chased, she will even slow a little to keep them interested. One week she did try to outdistance a greyhound and was totally blown away when it could keep up and pass her - with that one, she has learned to dodge to the sides to keep out of reach. I've never seen her go A** over teakettle, but when she runs with her sister, the Basenji/Sheltie mix, she keeps rolling Gemma over and eventually, Gemma doesn't want to play any more. It's a riot to watch.

  • When my partner JaBok was a little over a year old we went on an extended road trip. While traveling on a dirt highway through north western Nevada he began to fuss as he needed to relieve himself. I found a spot and stopped. When it was time to get back underway he refused to inter the truck. After much coaxing ( no way can I catch him) I decided, their was no traffic, to get under way and see what he would do. He happily took off after the truck running alongside at twenty five MPH. After five miles I stopped and tried to get him back in. Still no way so we continued onward stopping every five miles to see if he was ready to ride again. After twenty five miles of this he finally got back in the truck. Needless to say JaBok, now at ten, is still a running machine and loves to run with the horse or the Quad. MDMc

  • @Kipawa:

    Funny, when I see 'Digital' I always pair it up in my head with 'the brindlewonderkid'. ๐Ÿ™‚

    I have exactly the same! ๐Ÿ™‚ Digital always sounds like a very special boy, I hope he's doing ok ๐Ÿ™‚

    Tillo runs on the track 375 m in 30 seconds and a bit, so he runs about 41 km/h.

  • Other times
    Afghans ranged from 25-30 mph
    Borzois - 28-33 mph
    one grey at 37.88mph
    Rhodies: 27-15 mph
    whippets 33-31mph

    Zest! was the only basenji that day.

    Yes, Digital is doing fabulous - thanks for asking. At 15, he doesn't hear and his bladder seems to have shrunk, but energy level is amazing for an old man. I had him at the holistic vet a few months ago - no signs of arthritis or stiffness in any joints. We all can hope to do so well in our old age. (not only that, but he has a whole house catering to his needs and wants. what a life!)

  • Interesting subject! I would love to know how fast Border Collies go on their outrun. I appears to be pretty quick, but I don't know if anyone has ever measured them. I know I could easily distance my first Basenji with my Quarterhorse. Actually, I think that was one reason she was such a great off leash dog. She learned that if she didn't come when called, I could run away from her and she couldn't catch me. It made her much more attentive to my call. ๐Ÿ™‚

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