The saying goes like, “Man’s best friend- Dogs”. I don’t know why they don’t mention dogs as women’s best friends also. But here’s what the saying should be-“dogs are humans’ best friend”. So our best friends are on the Guinness Book of World Records for they are even better than some of them. They made records on tallest, biggest, smallest, longest ears and so on. Let’s have a look on these records of our incredible friends.
LONGEST EARS ON A DOG EVER:
Do you remember Dumbo, the baby elephant who had so big ears that he could fly with them? Here’s a dog, Tigger. No he definitely can’t fly with his ears but they do make him look like Yoda from Star Wars. Tigger is a bloodhound. He is owned by Bryan and Christina Flessner of St. Joseph, Illinois, USA. His ears were measured 34.9cms (right) and 34.2cms (left). He also had won 180 Best of Breeds awards and he was introduced in the Bloodhound ‘Hall of Fame’ on 2003. But unfortunately he passed away in October 2009.
LONGEST TONGUE CURRENT-DOG:
The longest tongue 11.43cms belongs to Puggy, a male Pekingese. He lives in Fort Worth with his owner Becky Stanford.
SMALLEST DOG ALIVE:
Pocket sized pets are popular in Guinness book of World Records. Miracle Milly, a female Chihuahua was measured to be the smallest dog in the world that was measured 9.65cms in February 2013. She is owned by Vanessa Semlar of Dorado, Puerto Rico.
OLDESt breed of dog:
The world oldest known pet dog breed is Saluki. They are believed to be domesticated in 329BC. They used to be mummified in Egypt as they were royal dog breed. In Sumer (southern Iraq now) a carving of a dog was found which resembled Saluki dogs, which was dated 7000BC.
FASTEST 100 metres on a skateboard by a dog:
Can a dog that skateboard? Yes. Not only skateboard Tillman the English Bulldog has covered 100metres of a parking lot in 16.678seconds during X-Games XV in Los Angeles, California, USA. and has made a world record. Pretty amazing, eh?
Most Expensive Dog:
A Tibetan Mastiff from China is listed as the most expensive dog of the world. The 11months old Tibetan mastiff was tagged $1,513,417 when sold by breeder Lu Liang to a Chinese multi millionaire in March 2011. The 82kgs heavy big-mutt enjoys beef and chicken.
Largest dog wedding ceremony:
In May 2007, the largest dog wedding ceremony was completed by 178 dog pairs who sealed their bonds with bhows (barks). The event was called ‘Bow Wow Vows event’ organised by Aspen Groves Lifestyle Centre in Littleton, USA.
Though the ceremony was unofficial yet all of the dog-pairs got marriage certificates after meeting on a speed dating session prior to the marriage ceremony.
First dog to Detect mobile phones:
Murphy, a Springer Spaniel who was trained only to detect cell phones by Eastern Area Drug Dog team (UK) can identify a certain scent emitted by the cell phones. Murphy works with his handler Mel Barker (UK) to identify cell phones in prison cells, phones that are used to plan escaping missions, importing drugs in prison etc. He can also identify cell phones hidden in the wall cavities or wrapped up in plastic bags. He can even differentiate prisoners’ mobiles from officers’ mobiles.
So next time if you lose your cell phone while it’s still on silent mode don’t worry just remember there is a 2-year-old’s brain that sniffs out cell phones.
Most tennis balls held in the mouth- dog:
Augie, the Golden Retriever can hold 5 tennis balls in his mouth at a same time. He lives with Miller family in Dallas, Texas, USA. He found and gathered five regular-sized tennis balls successfully in his mouth on 6th July, 2003.
First Cloned dog:
The first cloned dog that survived was Snuppy an Afghan Hound in Seoul National University, South Korea. He was a created by Hwang Woo-Sukand his team with the help of a Golden Labrador surrogate mother. He was born from the DNA of Tie, a 3years old male Afghan Hound. After ^0days of pregnancy the Labrador mother gave birth to Snuppy by caesarean on 25th April 2005.
Highest Jump by A dog:
Cinderella May a Holly Gray is the name of the dog who holds the record of jumping 172.7cms at the Purina Incredible Dog Challenge national Finals, Gray Summit, Missouri, USA on 7th October 2006. He lives with Kate Long and Kathleen Conroy in Miami, Florida, USA.
Furthest distance tracked by a lost dog:
Jimpa, a Labrador/boxer crossbreed, came home to his owner Warren Dumesney after walking 2000miles including the nearly waterless Nullarbor Plain. 14months earlier his owner went to work on a farm Nyabing, Western Australia. In 1979 after being left behind Jimpa walked all the way from Nyabing to Pimpinio, Victoria, Australia his old home.
There are so many other records that are held by animals. I will be back with them soon. Keep reading.