Dogs In Guinness Book of Records
When I was younger, the Guinness Book of World Records fascinated me. I don’t know why, I never had any designs to actually BE in the book, I guess it was just fun to read about the crazy stuff people would do to get their name in the record book. They used to be pretty straightforward, the biggest, the smallest the fastest, the longest, the oldest, etc. There are so many different records out there.
In the news recently was a lot of press about the largest pit bull, Hulk and the litter of puppies he recently sired. We are not fans of breeding to extremes which may happen if folks have in mind attaining one of these records. Let’s hope that’s not the case, that these are naturally occuring records being set by animals.
As far as dogs go, the records on the current Guinness website are the usual ones, largest, smallest, fastest. But there are also some unusual records:
- Longest tongue set in October 2009 by Puggy. His tongues measures 11.43 centimeters or 4.5 inches!
- Most tennis balls held in their mouth (5) set in July 2003 by Auggie.
- Longest eyelashes set in September, 2014 measuring 17 centimeters (6.6 inches) held by Labradoodle, Ranmaru.
And my personal favorite:
Fastest 100 meters with a can balanced on head. This interesting feat is performed by Sweet Pea who you may have seen before. If not – check this out:
If your dog could set a record, what would it be?