Facts About Dogs
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Facts About Dogs - World Records

  • Smallest living dog: The smallest dog living, in terms of height, is a long-haired Chihuahua who measured 5.4 in. tall and 7.4 in. long.
  • Largest litter of puppies: The largest litter of puppies is 24, born by a Neopolitan Mastiff.
  • Highest jump by a dog: The highest jump is 66 in. (5ft 6 in.) by a greyhound.
  • Tallest living dog: A Harlequin Great Dane, measured 42.2 in tall when examined on August 31, 2004.
  • Smallest dog living (length): The smallest dog in terms of length is a female Chihuahua. She is 6 in. from the nose to the tip of the tail.
  • Smallest dog in history: The smallest dog in history was a Yorkie. At two years of age, fully grown, he was 2.5 inches tall and 3.75 inches long. He weighed only 4 ounces!
  • Oldest dog in history: The oldest dog recorded in history was an Australian Cattle Dog. He was put to sleep at the ripe old age of 29 years and 5 months old.
  • Largest dog in history: The largest dog recorded in history was an Old English Mastiff that weighed an incredible 343 pounds and was 8 feet 3 inches long from nose to tail!

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