World's shortest dog 'Pearl' is tinier than a TV remote at 3.59 inches, sets guinness world record
The size of a normal popsicle stick is usually more than 5 inches. The world's smallest dog is smaller than that that.
Pearl, a two-year-old Chihuahua who was born on September 1, 2020, is now officially the world's shortest dog living.
Pearl measures 9.14 cm (3.59 in) in height, according to Guinness World Records. In length, she measures 12.7 cm (5.0 in) - around the same size as a dollar bill - and weighs 553 g (1.22 lb).
Pearl happens to be a relative of Milly, a 1-pound Chihuahua born in 2011. She measured 9.65 centimeters, or 3.8 inches tall until she passed away in 2020. She was the previous record holder as the world's shortest dog.
Pearl is the daughter of one of Milly’s identical sisters, Guinness World Record wrote on their website.
Pearl's owner Venesa Semler told the record-keeping organisation that she us 'blessed to have her'.
“And to have this unique opportunity to break our own record and share with the world this amazing news,” she said.
Pearl was shown to the world recently in Milan during an episode of the TV show Lo Show Dei Record. She was carried to the stage by Vanesa in an egg-shaped seat.
Vanesa said Pearl has a calm temperament for a Chihuahua.
Vanesa has three other dogs, but only small one is Pearl.