Miracle Milly is the world’s smallest dog at only 3.8’’ tall who recently made the Guinness World Records book as the tiniest Chihuahua out there. Although Milly had tough competition in the title for the world’s last smallest canine, consisting of a little terrier that hailed from Poland, she has taken the very small throne as the newest world’s smallest dog in the competition, the Inquisitr reports this Saturday, Sept. 14.
If you meet Miracle Milly, you’d find she only stands “tall” at a mere 3.8 inches when she is measured from her paw to her backbone, and weighs but a single pound. In comparison, this is a bit less than the average can of soup, so we can see how fragile and tiny the cute Milly really is.
Having recently won the title in the Guinness World Record as the world’s smallest dog, little Miracle Milly had to beat out another long-haired Chihuahua from Kentucky named Boo Boo. (Boo stood only six inches tall, but Milly easily had her beat at 3.8’’.) The record Chihuahua is two years old, and owned by a woman in Puerto Rico named Vanesa Semler.
Mrs. Semler said in a recent statement that when she was born, Miracle Milly weighed only one ounce, and could actually fit inside one of her teaspoons. She was so small, in fact, that she was unable to be nursed by her mother, and they feared she wouldn’t survive.
Miracle Milly was then fed by an eyedropped for several months until she at last grew “big” enough to feed normally with her mother. Even so, it’s safe to say that she doesn’t have a big appetite. However, she does have a rather picky one, as Mrs. Selmr said that the world’s smallest dog loves chicken and especially salmon as her favorite meals.
And if you worry whether Miracle Milly is taken good care of, don’t worry. Her owner spoils her with a new toy each and every week, treating her like their “very own little girl,” said Mrs. Selmer in an interview.