A Terrier Hailing from Poland Could be the World's Smallest DogPublished October 26, 2012
One incredibly small dog is attempting to make a splash in a very big way. According to a report by ABC News, a 3-month-old terrier from Poland could be on the verge of setting a new Guinness Record for being the World's Smallest Dog.
Meysi, the terrier in question, weighs in at a miraculously low weight of 3.25 ounces, barely doubling her even lower birth weight of 1.58 ounces. Barely surviving the early stages of her life, where her owner had to vigilantly feed her every hour, the dog is healthy now but isn't expected to grow much larger than its current size. If it stays around the same size, it could just get the Guinness Record for being the smallest dog in the world.
Meysi isn't ready to be crowned the winner of this prestigious title just yet, though. At only three months of age, she has to wait nine more months, until she is one year, before she can qualify and vie for the official record. Interestingly enough, Meysi will be able to officially try for the World's Smallest Dog record at around the same time several other pint-size pups will be, including the likes of Beyonce, a pooch who made headlines for being the size of an iPhone at two weeks old.
These small dogs will all be vying for the coveted Guinness crown, attempting to join the ranks of other outrageous world record-holding animals. Truly, they are a spectacle to behold!
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