Guinness World Records names 21-year-old chihuahua world's oldest dog
Every year, Guinness World Records chooses dogs that exceed expectations either through their learned talents or natural attributes, and gives them one of the iconic awards.
"Pets records at Guinness World Records are very very popular but none really are as popular as the dog's categories, people love dogs," Craig Glenday, editor-in-chief of Guinness World Records said.
Man's best friend holds a special place in people's hearts and if owners can have their pet memorialized in the Guinness Book of World Records they'll certainly try.
From longest ears to most tennis balls held in the mouth, dogs have proven time and again they are able to complete incredible feats just as humans can. Here are just six that have accomplished Guinness World Records.
Zeus, the Tallest Dog Ever
Zeus the Great Dane holds the record for tallest dog ever. Standing at 44 in high (1.118 m), Zeus' height was an impressive one, even for a Great Dane. When standing on his hind legs, Zeus was nearly a third of the height of a giraffe.
Unfortunately, Zeus died in 2014 at the age of five.
Zeus the great dane took george's place at 3 years old and 44 inches tall. Standing on his hind legs his 7 ft. Tallpic.twitter.com/FfOHBKtt1g
Finley, the Dog that Can Hold the Most Tennis Balls in his Mouth
Golden Retriever Finleyb holds the record for holding six regulation-size tennis balls in his mouth at once. Finley broke the record in February 2020 beating out the previous record of five tennis balls.