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Dogs Guinness World Records

Dogs Guinness World Records

There are many different categories of Guinness World Records related to dogs, including records for the tallest dog, the smallest dog, the oldest dog, and the fastest dog, among others. Some examples include:

Tallest Dog

according to Guinness World Records, the tallest living dog is a Great Dane named Zeus, who measured 44 inches (111.8 cm) tall at the shoulder. Zeus was measured on October 4, 2011 and lived in Otsego, Michigan, United States. He was owned by Denise Doorlag and passed away on September 2014. A 2-year-old Great Dane from Texas just set the Guinness World Record for being the tallest living dog (male) in the world! Standing at over 3 feet, Zeus is officially taller than most human 2-year-olds, making him an impressive presence when he walks down the street.

Zeus belongs to Brittany Davis, a lifelong dog-lover who has always particularly adored Great Danes. She always knew she wanted to own a Great Dane someday, so imagine her joy when her brother’s work colleague had Great Dane puppies available for adoption. She promptly took the gray-and-brown Great Dane pup home, and it wasn’t long before Zeus grew to the impressive stature of 3 feet and 5.18 inches (on all fours).

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Smallest Dog

Pocket-sized pets remain one of the most fascinating areas of the Guinness World Records database, with petite dogs arguably the most popular of all our animal records. The smallest dog living, in terms of height, is female Chihuahua Miracle Milly, who measures 9.65 cm (3.8 in) tall and is owned by Vanesa Semler of Dorado, Puerto Rico. Born in December 2011, she weighs roughly 1 pound (half a kilogram) and is known for often sticking out her tiny tongue when someone takes her picture. "She knows how to pose," says Vanesa. "People are amazed when they see her because she is so small, and she has a big personality. People love her." When she was born, Miracle Milly weighed less than an ounce and fit in a teaspoon, Semler said. Her mouth was too tiny to nurse from her mother, so Semler gave her milk every two hours through an eyedropper. She slept in a doll's crib next to Semler's bed, growing stronger as the months passed. The Chihuahua now sleeps in a baby's crib and will eat nothing but food cooked by humans.

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Oldest Dog

(Recently official)
The oldest dog living is Gino Wolf (USA, b. 24 September 2000), who is 22 years 52 days as verified in Los Angeles, California, USA, on 15 November 2022. Gino was adopted by Alex Wolf in Boulder, Colorado, in 2002. "I've taken great care of him over the years and he is still in relatively very good shape...and really cute still which is surprising considering his age!"

(In the past, not official)
The oldest dog, according to Guinness World Records, was a Australian Cattle Dog named Bluey, who lived to 29 years and 5 months. Bluey was born on June 7, 1910 and passed away on November 14, 1939. He was owned by Les Hall of Rochester, Victoria, Australia. Bluey's longevity is particularly impressive considering that the typical lifespan for an Australian Cattle Dog is around 12-15 years.

Fastest Dog

The fastest dog, according to Guinness World Records, is a Greyhound named Star, who reached a top speed of 45.65 miles per hour (73.3 km/h). Star was trained and owned by Kevin Knight of Prestbury, Cheshire, UK. He set the record on September 16, 2016 during a racing event. Greyhounds are known for their speed and athleticism, and it is not uncommon for them to reach speeds of over 40 miles per hour (64 km/h) during a race.

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