Pocket-Sized Chihuahua Recognized By Guinness World Records As The World's Shortest Dog Breed

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Guinness World Records officially recognized a two-year-old Chihuahua puppy named Pearl as the world's smallest living dog, with a height of 3.59 inches and a length of 5 inches.

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    A two-year-old female Chihuahua named Pearl has been recognised as the world's shortest-living dog by the Guinness World Records. Pearl, who was born on September 1, 2020, measures 9.14 cm (3.59 in) in height and 12.7 cm (5.0 in) in length. She’s shorter than a popsicle stick. She’s almost seven times shorter than Jyoti Amge, the world’s shortest woman living. For reference, Pearl is shorter than a popsicle, tinier than a TV remote and almost the same length as a dollar note. In length, Pearl measures 12.7 cm (5.0 in) - around the same size as a dollar bill - and weighs 553 g (1.22 lb).

    Pocket-Sized Chihuahua

    Source: Guinness World Records

    Pearl is a relative of the previous record holder, Miracle Milly (9.65 cm; 3.8 in), who sadly passed away in 2020 before Pearl was born. Pearl is the daughter of one of Milly’s identical sisters. Just like her ancestor Milly, Pearl weighed less than an ounce (28 g) at birth.

    “We’re blessed to have her,” said Vanesa Semler, Pearl’s owner. “And to have this unique opportunity to break our own record and share with the world this amazing news.”

    smallest living dog

    Source: Guinness World Records

    As per GWR, Pearl is the daughter of Miracle Milly's identical sister, who previously held the title. Miracle Milly, a 1-pound Chihuahua was born in 2011 and measured 9.65 centimeters, or 3.8 inches tall until she passed away in 2020. 

    Pearl was recently introduced on the Lo Show Dei Record, an Italian TV show by its owner Vanesa Semler. It was carried onto the stage by Ms Semler, in an Easter egg-shaped seat, receiving thunderous applause. The dog's owner noted that Pearl has a calm temperament for a Chihuahua, and was unfazed at being on stage in front of a huge live audience. 


    Source: Guinness World Records

    However, she told the show's host, Gerry Scotti, that Pearl is a ''bit of a diva.'' Ms. Semeler added that the dog loves ''eating high-quality food like chicken and salmon, and loves ''dressing up nice.'' Notably, Pearl's height was measured three times at different intervals at the Crystal Creek Animal Hospital in Orlando, where it was born. Each measurement was taken from the base of her front leg foot up to the top of the withers in a straight vertical line.

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    pocket-sized dogs

    Source: Guinness World Records

    Despite now being over two years old, pocket-sized Pearl is still “a child at heart,” according to Vanesa. Vanesa has three other dogs, but they are all “normal” sizes. “Pearl is the only small one,” she said. Pearl would fit in the palm of your hand. However, even though Pearl is physically small, she has a BIG personality, as she proved when she effortlessly commanded the stage in Milan.

    Do you know of any other amazing facts? Please share them with us in the comment section below. To see more articles about this adorable animal, visit Dardarkom and check it out with us!



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