Saturday, October 6, 2007

Meet Boo Boo, the smallest dog in the world

Standing just four inches tall, Boo Boo wouldn't be much use fetching the newspaper. But the special dog from Raceland, Kentucky now has the big title of the world's smallest dog. The longhaired Chihuahua was entered into The Guinness Book of World Records in September.

Owner Lana Elswick has bred Chihuahuas for 19 years and said she always knew her one-year-old pooch was special. Boo was only about the size of a thumb when she was born; so small, in fact, that she had to be fed with an eye dropper every two hours before she could eventually nurse a bottle. Mrs Elswick told an American newspaper that Boo Boo was a little diva who loves Lays Potato Chips. Boo Boo snatched the title of smallest dog from a fellow American Chihuahua called Ducky who measured 4.9 inches.

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