Miracle Milly Named World's Smallest Dog

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Updated: January 30, 2018
Published: October 01, 2013
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Miracle Milly, a 3.8 inch tall, one pound Chihuahua living in Puerto Rico, is officially the World’s Smallest Dog measured in height, according to Guinness World Records.

Imagine having a dog as small as an athletic shoe.

The nearly two-year-old dog may not be as big as a ham, but she knows how to act like one, according to her dog mom, Vanesa Semler, who lives in Dorado, Puerto Rico. Milly will stick her tongue out anytime someone points a camera at her. "She knows how to pose," Semler told the Associated Press, as reported by NBC News.

Milly is one of ten dog siblings that live with Semler. Semler says Milly likes only certain foods such as chicken and salmon. The doted upon tiny pup even sleeps in a baby crib.

"People are amazed when they see her because she is so small," Semler says. "And she has a big personality. People love her."

Milly was apparently strong enough to push a slightly larger dog from Kentucky out of the seat for the title of smallest dog. The previous title holder, Boo Boo, is also a Chihuahua and measures 4 inches from paw to backbone.

While it wasn’t published as to how long Miracle Milly measures, it is longer than a Chihuahua named Heaven Sent Brandy, which measures 6 inches and holds the shortest length title.

Image: Photo of Miracle Milly released in a handout by Guinness World Records