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Latino Daily News

Monday April 16, 2012

Is Milly the Puerto Rican Chihuahua the World’s Smallest Dog?

Is Milly the Puerto Rican Chihuahua the World’s Smallest Dog?

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Weighing in at an impressively light .37 pounds, Milly the Puerto Rican Chihuahua may be the world’s smallest dog.

Barely weighing as much as the average cell phone and standing at just 6.53cm high, Milly is 3.5 cm shorter than current Guinness World Record holder, fellow Chihuahua Boo Boo from Kentucky.

ImageThough very cute and seemingly cuddly, her caregiver and breeder have had to take special care of little Milly. Too small to feed normally, 3-month-old Milly is hand fed. When born, Milly had to be fed with an eye dropper.

Though she may one day take the title from Boo Boo, Guinness requires that the record holder be at least one year old, meaning Milly will have to avoid growth spurts for the next 9 months.

Milly, who easily fits in the palm of a hand, is cared for by Rivera Eizzil and breeder Vanessa Sier.