These incredible dogs have made their way into the Guinness World Records!
By Catalina Barrios
What is the weirdest, most unique, most incredibly cute trick in your dog’s repertoire? I love dog tricks! I have tried to teach some to my dog, but have had limited success. I am not giving up, though, especially after seeing these wonder dogs in action!
One of the favorite books that I enjoy with my son is the Guinness World Records. We love reading about the strange and creative talents people and animals possess from around the world. Everybody wants their fifteen minutes of fame and these dogs have certainly found their time!
Here are some of our favorite record holding animals:
Tallest Dog Ever
Credit: Guinness World Records
Zeus is the tallest dog in history. This Great Dane from Otsego, Michigan measured 44 inches (1.1 metres) tall. Although Zeus passed away in 2004, he has held this title posthumously since 2011. According to the Guinness World Records, the average lifespan for a Great Dane is just six to eight years old; Zeus died at the age of 6.
Fastest 30 Meters on a Scooter by a Dog
What an interesting record! I would love to go see this dog ride a scooter, but for now, we can enjoy it on video. In 2013, Norman, a French sheepdog, broke a world record for his dog speed-scooting abilities. At the age of 3, he rode a scooter for a distance of around 100 feet in less than 21 seconds; he beat the previous record holder by more than nine seconds!