Top speed is 112–120 km/h (70–75 mph).
I Continue in my own words with proven facts,devoid of personal opinion-The Cheetah is also a very capable big cat.Lighter in weight than many of the big cats,the Cheetah is non the less among the big cats like Lions,Tigers,Jaguars,Leopards.
HOWEVER THERE IS A DOG BREED THAT IS ABLE TO MANHANDLE AND WARD OFF CHEETAHS!-this is again the KANGAL.
In this article we will write about the Kangal and the Cheetah.
In a subsequent article we will write about the Kangal and the Wolf.
The Cheetah is more combat capable than any Wolf,and so the feat of the Kangal in manhandling Cheetahs is a greater feat than that of manhandling Wolves.
The Kangal dog is able to physically ward of Cheetahs from Live stock.This means that Cheetahs would rather take off than confront a Kangal dog.
NO OTHER DOG breed has been used for this purpose.
How is the Kangal able to do this?-The Kangal is a very fast dog,according to Wikipedia the Kangal can achieve 50 km per hour.For a dog this is very fast.
but still much slower than a Cheetah.However the Kangal has instantaneous spring take off,snarling all the while and this will put panic in any Cheetah.
The Kangal has great strength and agility,and a great bite force.
Kangals have traditional neck guards that protect their necks in combat.
They also naturally have strong hair on their necks,around the throat for the same purpose of protection.
The Cheetah has dual tools of attack,the paw nails and the bite.The Kangal has only the bite,but with general maneuverability and agility is able to offset the dual attack advantage of the Cheetah.
The result is that in the African countries such as Namibia and now Tanzania where these dogs have been introduced,Cheetahs now keep away from live stock and farmers do not have to shoot them any more.
In fact Cheetahs now recognize the booming,menacing barks of a Kangal and generally stay off without any need for confrontation and combat.