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10 Record Breaking Dogs – Do You Know Which Breed They Are?

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Record Breaking Dogs – Which Breeds

Have you ever wondered which dog breed holds the record for the longest ears or that jumped the highest?  What about the tallest living dog or the smallest living dog?  Here are 10 record breaking dogs.  Fun facts.

1. What is th breed of the dog with the Longest Tongue?

 Boxer

 

                                           (Image via  Anomolies)

The world record for the longest tongue on a dog is 43 cm (17 in) and belonged to Brandy, the boxer, who lived with her owner John Scheid in St. Clair Shores, Michigan, USA until September 2002. Unfortunately Brandy (who was born in 1995) had to be put down on 8 September 2002, due to a stomach disorder that is common in boxers:  

(Source: Guiness)

 

 

2. What is the breed of the dog with the longest tail?

Irish Wolf Hound

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“The longest tail on a dog measures 76.8 cm (30.2 in), achieved by Keon who is owned by Ilse Loodts (both Belgium), in Westerlo, Belgium, on 18 August 2015.

Keon is an Irish Wolfhound

(Source:  Guiness)

3 What breed Tallest Living Dog – Female?

 

Lizzy – The Great Dane

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According to Guiness, as of Novermber 2014 Lizze the Great Dane is the tallest currently living dog.  She is 96.41  centimeters (37.96 inches) tall.

She was measured aged seven years, but owner Greg Sample says she was this tall by the age of three. He calls her a “show-stopper”, adding that she always attracts attention when they’re out and about.

(Source: Guiness)

4. What breed has the longest puppyhood?

Boxer

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While this is not strictly one dog that holds a record, it is an interesting fact about a special breed of dog.

Boxer, as a rule, have about three years of puppyhood. They are considered the “Peter Pan” of dogs.  Most dogs are considered fully adult when they are about two years old.  Not the Boxer.

(Source:  BoxerFriend org)

 

5. Breed with the longest ears – ever

Bloodhound – Tigger 

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“The longest ears on a dog measured 34.9 cm (13.75 in) and 34.2 cm (13.5 in) for the right and left ears, respectively, on 29 September 2004. They belong to Tigger, a bloodhound, who is owned by Bryan and Christina Flessner of St Joseph, Illinois, USA.

Tigger has won many show titles and over 180 Best of Breed awards. He was inducted into the Bloodhound ‘Hall of Fame’ in 2003.

Unfortunately Tigger passed away in October 2009.”

(Source: Guiness)

6. What Breed Holds the High Jump Record?

Holly Grey
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“The world record for the highest jump cleared by a dog is 172.7 cm (68 in), achieved by Cinderella May a Holly Grey, owned by Kate Long and Kathleen Conroy (both USA) of Miami, Florida, USA, at the Purina Incredible Dog Challenge National Finals, Gray Summit, Missouri, USA on 7 October 2006.”

(Source: Guiness)

7. What was the breed of the dog that lived the longest?

Australian Cattle Dog
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“The greatest reliable age recorded for a dog is 29 years 5 months for an Australian cattle-dog named Bluey, owned by Les Hall of Rochester, Victoria, Australia. Bluey was obtained as a puppy in 1910 and worked among cattle and sheep for nearly 20 years before being put to sleep on 14 November 1939.

Most dogs live for 8–15 years, and authentic records of dogs living over 20 years are rare and generally involve the smaller breeds.”

(Source: Guiness)

Here is our article about The Oldest Dog Passes 

8. What was the breed of the most expensive dog ever sold?

Tibetan Mastiff
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“With a price tag of 10 million Chinese yuan or £945,000 ($1,513,417), an 11-month-old red Tibetan mastiff became the world’s costliest canine when sold by breeder Lu Liang to a Chinese multi-millionaire in March 2011. Weighing 82 kg (180 lb), Big Splash enjoys a diet of chicken and beef.”

(Source: Guines)

9. What breed has been clocked as fastest runner?

Greyhound
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This is one that most people know, but they don’t know the speeds involved.

 “The cheetah, the world’s fastest land animal, can race up to 75 mph for short bursts. The greyhound is the fastest canid, and the second-fastest land animal, with a peak speed of about 43 mph.

 

(Source:  Popular Science)

515 METERS IN 29.30 SECONDS

“Shakey Jakey may be the ‘fastest in the world’ after it smashed a Sydney track record to win its first race start has been retired to stud because he can earn more money off the track. Shakey Jakey’s maiden performance, which had race callers repeating the result in wonder, made world headlines in greyhound news.May 12, 2014:

(Source: YouTube)

 

10. Breed of the  Smallest Dog Living?

 

Chihuahua
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“The smallest dog living, in terms of height, is female Chihuahua Miracle Milly, who measures 9.65 cm (3.8 in) tall and is owned by Vanesa Semler of Dorado, Puerto Rico.

Born in December 2011, she weighs roughly 1 pound (half a kilogram) and is known for often sticking out her tiny tongue when someone takes her picture. “She knows how to pose,” says Vanesa.

“People are amazed when they see her because she is so small, and she has a big personality. People love her.”

When she was born, Miracle Milly weighed less than an ounce and fit in a teaspoon, Semler said. Her mouth was too tiny to nurse from her mother, so Semler gave her milk every two hours through an eyedropper.”

(Source:  Guiness)

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