Meet Milly: the world’s smallest dog

At 3.8 inches tall (shorter than a soup can!) Milly the chihuahua is the world’s smallest dog. And she might also be the cutest…


by Abi Hooper |
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When she was born, Miracle Milly weighed less than an ounce and fit in a teaspoon

‘Miracle Milly’, from Puerto Rico, has been crowned the world’s smallest living dog by Guinness World Record officials.

Her owner, Vanessa Semler explained that the pup is so small she can easily be lost.

‘We have to be really careful with Milly because she’s too small so she can be easily lost,

‘When people see Milly they are really surprised because she is so small but they really love her because she’s so adorable,’ said Vanessa.

When measured from backbone to paw, Milly the chihuahua stands at 3.8 inches (9.65 centimeters) tall, Guinness World Records announced Thursday.

She is nearly 2 years old, 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,’ revealed her owner.

When she was born, Miracle Milly weighed less than an ounce and fit in a teaspoon, Vanessa said. Her mouth was too tiny to nurse from her mother, so she was given milk every two hours through an eyedropper and slept in a doll's crib next to her owner’s bed.

Miracle Milly is close to her two sisters, both which are of normal size, but she prefers the company of people.

‘She does not understand that she is a dog,’ Vanessa said. ‘She thinks she's a kid.’

Milly will feature in the Guinness World Records 2014 book.

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