Can Dogs Run Faster Than Humans?

Can Dogs Run Faster Than Humans?  Well there’s a good question -

I’m convinced we can, especially as Cosmo and I aren’t allowed to run in the Half Marathon that Mum and Dad are doing this weekend!!

We can certainly do the distance, I think we’re not allowed because we’re too fast and we’ll show everyone up!!  Tee Hee

Mum was slacking off whilst she was in Europe, yep, she brought her running gear, but do you think she used it when I wasn’t there to train her?  Nope, not once!!

She said she was walking every day, so she was ‘Cross Training!’ – Hmmmm

Since she’s been back Cosmo and I haven’t let her off her training – we even had rain early this week (Mum can’t remember any since Spring!) – but Cosmo and I sacrificed our hair looking good and dragged her out!

Cosmo, we haven’t time for photos – we need to keep Mum running – or she’ll never make it in the race – she’s just stalling!!


Of course I wasn’t even tired when we got home – I had lots of energy to play!! :)

Hey Mum, look I ‘found’ Dad’s flip flop – wanna play chase?!


Oh come Mum, you can’t ignore me now, I look so silly!! Tee Hee


Mum was trying very hard to ignore my antics, but I’m sure I heard her sniggering!! :)

Have a fun weekend everyone :)



  1. Of course we can outrun our humans. They always slow me down when I’m after the squirrels but the other day I actually touched one. Instead of running up the tree, it just kept running around the tree. Either it was just stupid or something was wrong with it. My mom was worried it was going to bite my nose, but it didn’t.
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    • Hey Abby Dabby Doo,

      You ACTUALLY touched a Squirrel, wow!! I’ve never got that close, I can’t imagine what I would do?

      Wags to all,

      Snoops :)

  2. We can both run really fast, but I think mom could run further. Good job for keeping your mum on task Snoop.
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    • Thanks Roxy,

      Wow, your Mom can run further than you? That’s impressive!! I’m sure my Mum couldn’t outrun me – Tee Hee

      Wags to all,

      Snoops :)

  3. We can definitely outrun our humans, Snoopy, and I think you’re right about the reason why! They wouldn’t like us to show them up, would they? And how come after a run or a full day of hiking, they’re ready to relax while we’re ready to play?! Maybe we should slip some vitamins into their food….. ;)
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    • Hi Daisy,

      Yeah I think the vitamins would be a good idea – my Mum doesn’t want to play with me nearly enough!! Can you imagine if they let us run and they were listing the results, it would be all Dog names at the front of the list!! Tee Hee

      Have a fun weekend,

      Snoops :)

  4. Of course dog´s runs faster than humans !!
    and most certainly we cat´s can :D
    Have a pawsome mischievous weekend my friend :D
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    • Hey Charlie,

      I have a feeling you do run fast buddy!! Cos I can imagine if we were hanging out you would be in the lead in our game of chase! :)

      Big Wags to all,

      Snoops :)

  5. Well Snoopy I run much faster than my peeps to the point of showing her up. I am super fast when chasing assorted vermin and cats. Have a great run with mum and a fabulous Friday.
    Best wishes Molly
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    • Hi Molly,

      I know how you feel, I think I’d totally show my Mum up if she wasn’t on the other end of the lead cos I drag her along with me, otherwise she’d still be at the start of the street probably!! Tee Hee

      Wags to all,

      Snoops :)

  6. Dogs are definitely fast than humans, I know this because Delilah outruns me in the agility ring. Although I have to admit, I’m not is as good a shape as your mom, and I am so much older than she is. Still my dog is mad fast.

    I hope you get to go and cheer her on!
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    • Hi Jodi,

      That’s funny that Delilah outruns you in the ring, I bet she’s super fast – I’m looking forward to trying that soon!! Lucky for Mum she won’t have to do the obstacles – she probably wouldn’t be any good at them!! :)

      I’m not sure if I’ll get to go this year (I did last year) as both Mum and Dad are running – maybe I’ll send them a text to encourage them? Or a picture of me lying on the sofa – that’ll be sure to get them running home faster! :)

      Have a fun weekend,

      Snoops :)

  7. Woof! Woof! Yes absolutely!!! also a swimmer too (which i showed on my post today). Have a Happy Happy Friday n Weekend. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar
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  8. I think you need a bigger flip flop to hide behind BOL
    Have a great weekend Snoops :-)
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  9. Benny & Lily says:

    BOL, we always win
    Benny & Lily

  10. Sorry Snoopy I sent you to the wrong post by accident as I was trying to figure something out. This ones today. Have a great day now.
    Best wishes Molly
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  11. Your mom missed out running in Europe. My mom was a flight attendant for years and running in new cities early in the morning was her favorite thing – great way to check out the area before everyone is up and about. She even ran laps on the cruise ship early in the morning. Maybe she is nuts? Us dogs just get bored with the long distances I think but we have the stamina, that I know! Happy running!
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    • Hi Emma,

      I think you’re right, she did miss out – but she was so jet-lagged and had to get up early each day anyway (cos they were so busy), she couldn’t face the thought of getting up earlier to run!! Lazy? Tee Hee

      Wags to all

      Snoops :)

  12. Lee: I can run way faster than my people and almost as fast as a cheetah.
    Phod: I think I can run faster but I want to be with my people.

    Happy running. Lee and Phod
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    • Hey Lee,

      You can run as fast as a Cheetah? Maybe I won’t suggest a race then?! :)

      Phod – I hear you, it’s good to stay with your people :)

      I hope you’re having a fun day,

      Snoops :)

  13. Snoopy, of course you can run faster (but go mom and dad for running the half marathon!).

    Oink oink,
    Katie and Coccolino the mini pig
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  14. Baawaaahhaa corse wez out run Humans :) Your Mom does running, the only fing that runs on my Mom is her nose! BOL xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie
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  15. Snoopy I think your Mum is lucky to have you as a coach! Seeing the good shape your Mum is in, I am sure she will do GREAT in the race no matter what! Barks and licks and love, Dakota
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    • Hey Dakota,

      I think she’s super lucky to have me as a coach, even if she does moan when I start barking at her!! Well, if she got ready faster I wouldn’t have to, right?! :)

      Wags to all

      Snoops :)

  16. I have to agree with Dakota above – your Mum is lucky to have you for a coach! You’re obviously in great shape since you still wanted to play when you got home. I bet you are hiding a fine physique under all that fur!
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  17. Peoples are so unfair, not letting you join the marathon just cause you will win. Glad you “let your hair down” to have a fun day. Looks are overrated, especially in the dog world. ;-)
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    • Hey Toby,

      You’re right buddy – I often want to let my hair down, but Mum’s always fussing with it – doh!!

      Yeah, I don’t think they could cope with the competition!! Tee Hee

      Wags to all

      Snoops :)

  18. Heehee we bet you can run fast with that flip flop! Have a nice weekend.

    the brown dawgs
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  19. Wow, you’re cute, funny, AND you are a coach?? You are too cool Snoopy!!
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  20. Dogs totally can run faster than humans! If you don’t believe me, try catching a dog who doesn’t want to be caught! LOL
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  21. Oh Snoopy! The things you don’t do for your Momma!
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  22. I am way faster than my mom and dad. Sometimes I even get to wear a harness and pull my dad on his skateboard!

    Running in the rain sounds like fun! I think you and Cosmo look pretty cool with wild running in the rain hair!
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    • Hey Remy,

      My Mum sure would have liked me and Cosmo to pull her up the hills yesterday – well, we offered!! :)

      I bet her legs wouldn’t be hurting as much today :)

      I hope you’re having a fun day,

      Snoops :)

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