The smallest dog in the world

Who is the smallest dog in the world?

If you are reading this. I’m assuming that you are a dog lover. So I’m sure that you’ve seen many cute, small dogs. But in this post, I’m going to give you information about the smallest dog in the world. Actually, this is a list of dogs, not just one dog. They are very small and they are very cute too. 

Miracle Milly

According to the Guinness World Records. Milly is the smallest living dog in the world, in terms of height. She is a female Chihuahua. She was measured 9.65cm (3.8 in) tall on 21 February 2013. She is owned by Vanesa Semler of Dorado, Puerto Rico. 

Miracle Milly is the name on her pedigree. She was born on 1 December 2011. At then she was weighed less than an ounce (28g). She could easily fit into a teaspoon and had to be fed using an eyedropper. When she was one year old, she weighed approximately 567g (20 oz)

This is a video of Miracle Milly

Twitty “Piolin”

According to the World Record Academy, the current living smallest dog in the world is Twitty “Piolin”, She is a Chihuahua from Kissimmee, Florida. She weighs just 6 ounces and only 2.5 inches tall. 

Vet Dr. Emir Sanchez of Centro Veterinario Salud Vital said in his report, 

“Physical examination and measurement of Patient Name Tweety Piolin, Healthy, six and half months old Chihuahua, Birthday 01-01-2019, Female long coat, color white marking chocolate.”

“Measurement 2.6 inches tall and 2.4 inches long. Weigh 6 oz.”

Boo Boo

According to the Guinness World Records, before Miracle Milly, the title of the smallest dog in the world was held by Boo Boo. She was the smallest dog living in terms of height. She measured 10.16 cm (4 in) tall when she was verified by Guinness World Records on 12 May 2007. 

Boo Boo was owned by Lana Elswick. And she was born on 15 April 2006. She measured 16.51 cm (6.5 in) long and weighed 680g (24 oz)


Before Boo Boo, the title held by a small Chihuahua male dog called Ducky. He measured 12.38 cm (4.9 in). He was also from the USA. he was owned by Linda Messier. 


Before Ducky the title held by Danka Kodiak. He was 1.42 cm (0.55 in) more than Ducky in height. He was a record holder. Danka is a long-haired Chihuahua. He was measured 13.8 cm (5.4 in) in terms of height. And he was only 18.8 cm (7.4 in) long when he was verified on 30 May 2004. But he passed away on 30 September 2006. 

Big Boss 

Before Chihuahuas became the Smallest dog in the world titleholders, Big Boss was the shortest in terms of height. He was a Yorkie. Before his first birthday on 7 December 1995, he was measured 11.94 cm (4.7 in) tall and 12.95 cm (5.1 in) long. He was only weighed 481g (1 lb 1 oz) when verified. He was from Bangkok. 

Big Boss had a sister and she was the second smallest dog in the world at that time. 


Little Things website also mentioned about a little dog called Tyson. He was born from a Chihuahua and a Lhasa Apso. According to the website, he is the tiniest dog in the UK. And he is only 11 cm tall. 

Tyson can fit into his owner’s hand. His owner is Rosemarie McLinden. According to her, this adorable little guy is just a ball of fluff. He got his name because he is such a fighter. 

Although he weighs half a pound, Tyson is a healthy pup and was born extremely small. Rosemarie said that she even had to build a special crate for this little guy. She had to do this because his bigger dog siblings kept mistaking their little brother for a tiny toy. 

According to the website, if you are a dog lover, you’re definitely not going to want to miss this little puppy. And he has to be the cutest little puppy on the planet. 

Pip the pug

According to the website Today, Pip is a pug and she is from Dudley, West Midlands, England. She was over a pound and under 4 inches tall when she was 4 months old. 

This tiny puppy was born in January. With three other puppies. All of them are double her size. Because of a cleft palate, Pip reportedly weathered several bouts of pneumonia. 

Joanne Astley is her owner. She told to The Daily Mail, “ She must be Britain’s smallest pug – if not the smallest pug in the world,” 

People started to stop and stare whenever she’s out for a walk. Astley said, They can’t believe she’s real, they all think she’s a toy” 

Luckily Pip is in good health. Other than the initial bouts of pneumonia. Vets suspect that her short stature is due to innate growth issues. But they are hopeful that it won’t affect her in other ways. Astley said, “They said that she was fine, apart from a cleft lip, and is just small” 


The smallest dog in the world in terms of length is Heaven Sent Brandy. She is a female CHihuahua. She was measured 15.2 cm (6 in) from the nose to the tip of the tail on 31 January 2005. Her owner is Paulette Keller in Largo, Florida, USA. And she was born on 31 December 2003. 


There isn’t much information about this little puppy other than a video. She is suffering from dwarfism. Because of that, he is extremely small and might be the smallest dog in the world. But her condition does not stop her from living a full, and happy life. Because of her size, she can’t walk the streets on her own. But she can do everything else as a normal puppy. 

Especially, she is cuter while doing things. 

So what do you think about this article? If you know any other smallest puppy other than these, leave a comment down in the comment section. And Don’t forget to share this article on social media.

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