Meet the New Contender For World’s Smallest Dog

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Currently, the world’s smallest dog, in terms of height, is Miracle Milly, a chihuahua who measures in at must 3.8 inches. Born in December 2011, she weighs roughly one pound and is known for often sticking out her tiny tongue when someone takes her picture. She sleeps in a doll’s crib at her home in Puerto Rico.

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But Pip, a tiny pug from the U.K., comes close to matching Milly’s diminutive size. She’s barely 4 inches tall and weighs only 1 pound, 4 ounces, according to the Daily Mall. The runt of the litter, she’s half the size of her sister and smaller than a soda can. She’s unlikely to grow much bigger, they say. Her owner, Joanne Astley of Dudley, West Midlands noted, “People stop and stare – they can’t believe she’s real, they all think she’s a toy,” adding, “If I want to take her out, I have to pick her up and put her in my handbag.”

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Apart from a cleft lip, her vet says she’s completely fine – just small. While she may not take the prize for the world’s smallest dog, she’s certainly ranks among the top of the tiniest and she is a contender for Britain’s smallest. The holder of the U.K’s smallest dog, according to Guinness records, is a four inch Lhasa Apso named Tyson who lives in Lincoln, England.