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Miracle Milly named World’s Smallest Dog

The record-holding Chihuahua is just 3.8 inches long.

By Vetstreet Sep 13, 2013 3:47PM

A 2-year-old Chihuahua from Puerto Rico has nabbed the Guinness World Records' title for the world’s smallest dog.

The Smallest Dog in the World, Puerto Rican Chihuahua 'Milly' (Agencia EFE/REX Features)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.

— See photo from AP via Yahoo

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Photo: The Smallest Dog in the World, Puerto Rican Chihuahua 'Milly' (Agencia EFE/REX Features)

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Sep 20, 2013 6:11PM
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She is precious!!  I love her!! 

 

Sep 19, 2013 3:48PM
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She is adorable for the owner that loves her! She reminds me of a tiny Yoda.

 

Sep 18, 2013 7:52AM
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beatles_Freak  yes they are not kids.  but u have to realize that a lot of people think of their pets as kid.  you sound like a smart man but opens his mouth before he thinks.  I love my pet and I would feel sorry for the person that would ever hurt her and many people feel the same way.  there was no reason for u to attack that cute little girl with your words.
Sep 16, 2013 6:52PM
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I am so glad that the new record of Guiness winner is from my homeland! Bravo!!!
Sep 16, 2013 6:00PM
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A very cute and adorable little dog.  Unfortunately, people have been messing with breeds by trying to make small dogs as tiny as possible, which in turn, can turn into something cruel and cause the dog a lot of health issues they normally wouldn't have.  We have 4 Chihuahuas, the two smallest are 4 and  5 pounds each and other two weigh approximately 7-9 pounds each.  The tiniest of our girls, has a lot of issues with reverse sneezing and those episodes have sometimes been very frightening.  The dog in this article is so small, because of breeding, I fear that it may not live as long as a normally healthy Chi and will suffer major health issues throughout its life.  Hopefully that won't happen, but the chances that it will are stronger than not, which makes me feel sorry for the animal.
Sep 16, 2013 7:15AM
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beatles_Freak    you can say what you want.  I bet you are a lonely and heartless man.  most animals bring some kind of joy to people.  what happened to You! 
Sep 14, 2013 10:47AM
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I have a chi-weenie with good hearing who is always aware of what goes on and lets me know, which riles my beagle up and in turn riles my boxer up, then the beagle goes to look and the boxer follows her. They are quite the team in home security. I do not have to worry about anyone trying to sneak up or missing anyone I am expecting.
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