Dogs are amazing creatures. But some are even more amazing than others.
Take a look at these 11 dog records!
- 1 The Oldest Dog in the World
- 2 The Tallest Dog Ever
- 3 The Heaviest Dog in the World
- 4 The Smallest Dog Ever
- 5 The Dog With Longest Tongue
- 6 The Longest Dog Ears
- 7 World’s Longest Dog Tail
- 8 Largest Dog Litter
- 9 The Smartest Dog in the World
- 10 The Most Expensive Dog in the World
- 11 The Richest Dog in the World
The Oldest Dog in the World
An Australian Cattle Dog named Bluey is the oldest dog in recorded history. He was born 7 June 1910, and died 14 November 1939, making him 29 years and 160 days. A world record!
Here is a list of the 17 dogs that has ever lived to be more than 20 years old.
The Tallest Dog Ever
According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Zeus, a Great Dane from Otsego, Michigan, is the tallest dog to have ever walked the Earth.
Standing on all four, Zeus measured 3 ft 5″ (111.8 cm) at the withers.
The Heaviest Dog in the World
Zorba, an Old English Mastiff, is the heaviest dog ever.
Born in England in 1981, Zorba grew for years until 1989 when he reached his peak weight of 343 lb (155.6 kg).
Also holding the record for the longest dog (at 8 ft 3″), Zorba was a truly massive dog.
I haven’t been able to find a photo when he was at his peak. This image is from his first world record in 1987 (314.5 lb):
Not surprisingly, both Great Danes and English Mastiffs are among the world’s largest dog breeds.
The Smallest Dog Ever
The smallest (adult) dog to ever set foot in this world is Milly, a female Chihuahua living in Puerto Rico.
In February 2013 (almost 15 months old), Milly was measured to be 3.8″ tall (9.65 cm).
Look at this cute little creature:
Chihuahuas are of course one of the absolute tiniest dogs there is.
The Dog With Longest Tongue
Mochi, a female St. Bernard rescue, has a somewhat weird record. She has the longest tongue!
The tongue is a whopping 7.3″ (18.58 cm) long. And that is only from snout to tip!
The Longest Dog Ears
Another weird record is having the longest dog ears.
The current world record holder is Tigger, a Bloodhound Hall of Famer from St Joseph, Illinois.
His right ear measures 13.75″ (34.9 cm), while his left ear is slightly shorter at 13.5″ (34.2 cm).
Sadly, Tigger is no longer with us, as he passed away in 2009.
World’s Longest Dog Tail
The record for the longest tail goes to an Irish Wolfhound in Belgium named Keon.
Keon‘s tail measures a long and winding 30.2″ (76.8 cm)!
Largest Dog Litter
In the United Kingdom in 2004, a Naepolitan Mastiff named Tia gave birth to 24 puppies, the largest litter ever.
They were delivered with the use of Caesarean section. Sadly, one was stillborn, and three died in the first week.
The Smartest Dog in the World
Chaser is arguably the smartest dog in the world.
This Border Collie has with the help of her owner, retired psychology professor Dr. John Pilley, learnt the names of 1022 different toys. 1022!!!
That’s more than any non-human animal on Earth.
Chaser has since started to learn to understand sentences. Wow!
The Most Expensive Dog in the World
Although not verified, Hong Dong is arguably the most expensive dog ever sold.
The Richest Dog in the World
Wait, what?! Can dogs have money now? Well, so it seems. 🙂
When German countess Karlotta Libenstein died in 1991, she left all of her money – a handy sum of $80 million – to her German shepherd, Gunther III.
Through clever investments, trustees have managed to grow that fortune to around $375 million. Following the death of Gunther III, the money is now in the hands (or should I say paws?) of Gunther IV, his spoiled son.
If you know of any more amazing records, please let me know. Either by commenting below, or by using this contact form.