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A 2-year-old Chihuahua named Pearl is officially the world’s shortest dog, as confirmed by her vet, and Guinness World Records.
Pearl measures 3.59 inches (9.14 cm) in height, meaning she’s shorter than a popsicle stick. She has her head to thank for being longer than a dollar bill, at 5 inches (12.7 cm).
She comes from a lineage of tiny and relatively calm Chihuahuas, with her ancestor Miracle Milly, being the previous Guinness World Record holder for shortest dog.
“We’re blessed to have her,” said Vanesa Semler , Pearl’s owner. “And to have this unique opportunity to break our own record and share with the world this amazing news.”
Vanessa and Pearl live in Kissimmee, Florida. Vanessa runs Hollywood Chis.
A diva at heart, Pearl is fond of high-quality pet food, wearing accessories like glittering collars and sweaters, and listening to classical music.
As is customary for dogs, her height was measured with a “measuring wicket,” and was carried out from the bottom of the foot to the “withers” which is a ridge between the shoulderblades present in all dogs.
Pearl loves the attention her short stature attracts, including from Vanessa’s three other dogs, who are all “normal” sizes.