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Ask any pet owner who has the best cat, dog, budgie bird, whatever – and they’ll no doubt say their own. They post pics of their furry family members to Facebook as if they have the cutest, funniest, whatever’est pet in the whole world – even if in reality, their pet is the ugliest, and most boring. Hey, who are we to judge? Well, no one. But we know who is: Guinness – as in the Guinness World Records. They’re the ones who set the standard on who’s the furriest, cutest, largest, able to walk on two paws the longest, or whatever silly things we judge our pets on and make them do for our amusement. So if you think your dog or cat’s the best – then check out the best of the best and see how your pet compares to these Guinness World Record holders.
Most Balls In Mouth
Finding a dog that doesn’t like to play fetch is like finding a hen with teeth. While dogs typically fetch one ball at a time, Augie here – an 8-year old Golden retriever – can fetch five, all at once. Augie holds this rather unusual record for being able to fit five balls in his mouth at the same time.
Your cat may be the cutest, but Stewie here – a 7-year-old cat living in Reno, Nevada – is officially the world’s longest cat. Stewie’s breed of feline called a Maine Coon, and from nose to tail bone, measures 48.5 inches (just over 4 feet). It’s no stretch (pun intended) that he’s put this record out of reach – literally.
Most Flying Discs Caught
Labs and collies love playing fetch. But when it comes to competing at it, no one can beat Rose, this 7-year-old lab / collie mix, who can catch and hold seven tossed discs (all thrown separately) without dropping a single one. Her owner, Edward Watson, noticed this unusual skill when Rose refused to drop her caught discs – so he threw another, and another, and another again until a record breaking seven of them filled her mouth.
It’s a good thing Great Danes are gentle, because at a record 43-inches-high, George here from Tucson, Arizona is officially the world’s tallest dog ever. George is so popular for his size, that he even has a huge social media following that his owner, David Nasser, keeps up-to-date. He’s also released a book called “Giant George: Life With The World’s Biggest Dog.” He hopes it will be a best-seller – but that’s an order even taller than George.
Meet Puggy, a male Pekingese with the world’s longest doggy tongue, measuring 4.5 inches long. Would you believe that Puggy was abandoned by his breeder because of his record-breaking tongue? Thankfully, he found a loving home in Texas to a Becky Stanford, who happily cuts up his food into tiny little pieces because he can’t chew with his nearly half a foot-long tongue.
Since we already covered the tallest dog, might as well let you know who the smallest one is. And that honor belongs to Boo Boo, a 4 inch long-haired Chihuahua who is proof that size doesn’t matter. Well, unless you’re the smallest like Boo Boo is. Then you get to win a record with a medal, some money, and have people like me write about you.
First Bionic Legs
If cats have nine lives, then Oscar here used up eight of them when a combine harvester accidentally chopped them off. And because of his accident, Oscar became the first cat ever to have two prosthetic legs drilled into the stumps that he has left. Because of the procedure, Oscar is now an indoor cat as the bionic legs aren’t suitable for outdoor living. And given that Oscar has but one life left, it’s probably for the best.
Javier Sotomayor of Cuba is the current men’s high jump world record holder with a height of 8.1 feet. But if you want to know who the current canine high jump record holder is, then look no further than at Cinderella May here – a greyhound who can leap an incredible 5.8 feet high!
You know that when your dog gets up to 12 to 14 years in age – he’s well into his golden years. But Bluey here, an Australian cattle dog has lived two doggy lifetimes in his 29 years and 5 months of age. Bluey was born in 1910, and worked for nearly 20 years herding cattle and sheep for her owner Les Hall. Bluey passed on November 14th, 1939, but his spirit – and record – still lives on.
Balancing Glass Of Water
Now here’s a Facebook post worthy trick – your dog holding a glass of water on his head. But once you teach him this, he’s still got to be able to walk down 10 steps, or walk 100 meters with a 5-ounce glass of water, just like record holding Australian shepherd Sweet Pea can here.
Tilman here, a English Bulldog, can travel 100-meters in just 19.68 seconds – on a skateboard no less! While this isn’t an event Tilman volunteered himself for, given how stubborn Bulldogs are and their aversion to going on walks, it’s likely Tilman’s owner voluntold him into this very weird world record.
Most Dogs Skipping Rope
Well, we’ve saved the best – and weirdest – for last. Japan’s Uchida Geinousha, owner of 13 dogs, has trained them to all skip rope at the same time in his Super Wan Wan Circus. His crew of pups holds the record for most dogs skipping rope – all at the same time!