- Micro Mutt weighs was born in December 2011 but has failed to grow any larger than an average Chihuahua puppy
- She replaces former record holder Boo Boo from Kentucky in the U.S. who towers over her at 4.2 inches
Meet Milly the Chihuahua who has just been crowned the world’s smallest dog at just 3.8 inches high.
The micro mutt who lives with her Argentine owners in the north east Puerto Rican town of Vega Alta, was so small when she was born back in December 2011 she had to be fed with an eye dropper and could fit in a teaspoon.
And despite being fed almost entirely on gourmet food, she failed to grow much larger than the size of an ordinary Chihuahua puppy, now weighing around a pound.
Milly is constantly accompanied by Ms Eizzil or by her owner, Argentinian Vanessa Semler, who is dedicated to rearing chihuahuas in Puerto Rico.
Ms Semler says caring for Milly takes effort, but explains that she and her husband, Edwin Davila, have no children so they have the time to focus their energies on their pet project.
Delighted owner Vanessa Semler said: ‘We have to be really careful with Milly because she is too small so she can be easily lost.
“When people see Milly they are really surprised because she is so small but they really love her because she is so adorable.”
Milly, who sleeps in a baby’s crib, beat previous title-holder Boo Boo, a long-haired female Chihuahua, owned by Lana Elswick of Raceland, Kentucky, who at 4.2inches towers over the new record holder.
Pocket-sized pets remain one of the most fascinating areas of the Guinness World Records database, with petite dogs arguably the most popular of all our animal records.
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.
Chihuahuas originated from the state of Mexico that carries same name and they usually reach a height of between 15cm and 25cm.