Miracle Milly named World’s Smallest Dog
The record-holding Chihuahua is just 3.8 inches long.
A 2-year-old Chihuahua from Puerto Rico has nabbed the Guinness World Records' title for the world’s smallest dog.
Miracle Milly is even shorter than a soup can, measuring just 3.8 inches from backbone to paw, and weighs in at about 1 pound.
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Milly’s owner, Vanesa Semler, says the dog could fit in a teaspoon when she was born. She had to feed the pup milk through an eyedropper every two hours because she was too small to nurse from her mother.
"She does not understand that she is a dog," Semler said. "She thinks she's a kid." The previous title-holder was Boo Boo, a 4-inch long-haired Chihuahua from Kentucky.
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Photo: The Smallest Dog in the World, Puerto Rican Chihuahua 'Milly' (Agencia EFE/REX Features)
She is adorable for the owner that loves her! She reminds me of a tiny Yoda.
And this is in response " Hank Lewis " with comment about Puerto Rico an American Territory being over run with dogs. What exactly does putting down a very Beautiful Country have to do with the facts? No dog flew, swam or hopped a ship to Puerto Rico to live on it's own. They came to the island as visitors like everyone else. Now ... One is it true to many dogs(or cats) are not being neutered and properly cared for, but that is a problem world wide not just Puerto Rico. Two, there are to many dogs that need good homes, wanting & waiting to be adopted and many more "no" kill shelters are needed and the ones already operating always need donations and volunteers. Three, yes there needs to be stricter laws federally on the "books" targeting "Puppy Mills" and the AKC
needs to layout stricter and clearer guidelines and rules for breeders about the number of litters per breeding set and actually inspected these breeders that want AKC certification for the puupies for sale. Also if limits were placed about the number of offspring that each dog (male & female) could have, especially since records are kept, it would at least a step in the right direction in to stopping breeding abuse. Four, I do believe this little girl " Milly" is the Unfortunate yet Perfect example of breeding gone wrong, for all the wrong reason and I pray no tries to breed her. Five, is to every other person that has commented on what bad "personalities and tempers "Chihuahua's have. Chihuahua's are not what they have been bred into, or portrayed as in general. They are very loving and loyal dogs. All dogs have their quirks and we as human prejudge and form opinions on our own kind ... so I guess it shouldn't be any different when it comes to anther species. But dogs don't look at us and judges us, talk bad about us or even hold grudges against us. They just want someone to love & care for them are much as they do for us.
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