Think Teacup Chihuahuas are Cute? This is a TEASPOON Chihuahua…
Meet Milly the Chihuahua who has just been crowned the world’s smallest dog at just 3.8 inches high.
The micro mutt who lives with her Argentine owners in the north east Puerto Rican town of Vega Alta, was so small when she was born back in December 2011 she had to be fed with an eye dropper and could fit in a teaspoon.
And despite being fed almost entirely on gourmet food, she failed to grow much larger than the size of an ordinary Chihuahua puppy, now weighing around a pound.
Paws for applause: 3.8in high Milly the chihuahua has been crowned the world’s smallest living dog by Guinness World Record officials
Milly is constantly accompanied by Ms Eizzil or by her owner, Argentinian Vanessa Semler, who is dedicated to rearing chihuahuas in Puerto Rico.
Ms Semler says caring for Milly takes effort, but explains that she and her husband, Edwin Davila, have no children so they have the time to focus their energies on their pet project.
Delighted owner Vanessa Semler said: ‘We have to be really careful with Milly because she is 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 ís so adorable.’
Noteworthy: Little Milly was had to be fed using an eyedropper as a puppy and was so small she could fit on a teaspoon
Smallest bar none: Milly measures up against a Hershey’s bar. She replaces previous record holder Boo Boo the chihuahua who had held the top dog spot since February 2008
Milly, who sleeps in a baby’s crib, beat previous title-holder Boo Boo, a long-haired female Chihuahua, owned by Lana Elswick of Raceland, Kentucky, who at 4.2inches towers over the new record holder.
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.
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.
Dog-eared: The owners of Milly the chihuahua said they were delighted at the news
Pocket pedigree: Weighing only a single pound, the chihuahua from Puerto Rico requires special care
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.
Chihuahuas originated from the state of Mexico that carries same name and they usually reach a height of between 15cm and 25cm.
Puppy love: Despite being fed entirely on gourmet human-cooked food Milly fhas failed to grow any larger than the average Chihuahua puppy
Dog fight: Boo Boo, a long-haired, female chihuahua was the former holder of the title of World’s Smallest Dog. She measures 10.16cm tall and is owned by Lana Elswick of Raceland, Kentucky
[via Daily Mail]