From the tallest and to the shortest – both vertically and horizontally – the biggest and smallest dogs have always been some of our most popular animal record holders, capturing the imagination not just of dog-lovers but of Guinness World Records (GWR) fans the world over.
The Tallest Dog
Giant George was a blue Great Dane previously recognized as the world’s tallest living dog, and also the tallest dog ever by Guinness World Records.
Guinness World Records awarded Zeus, the tallest dog ever at 44in, and also watch his owners fill us in on life with a record-breaking pet. Interviews with animal and veterinary specialists also give insight into the nature of the Great Dane and what makes this iconic animal so special.
The Smallest Dog
With a maximum weight of 2.7 kg the Chihuahua is the smallest breed of dog in the world. The Chihuahua breed is originated in Mexico. They named the dog after the Chihuahua state in Mexico.
Miracle Milly (born December 2011) is the world’s smallest dog by height, according to the Guinness Book of World Records. She was born in December 2011, and also weighs approximately 1 pound (half a kilogram). On 21 February 2013 her height was measured, placing her at 9.65 cm (3.8 in).