He looks like a wingless bat, quacks like a duck, lounges in a car seat, and naps in a baby's playpen. Occasionally, over his perky ears and bulbous eyes, he wears a suede bomber jacket and crystal necklaces.
At 1.4 pounds and 4.9 inches tall, the yappy short-coat Chihuahua now has something to flounce about: Ducky of Charlton was declared the world's smallest living dog, by height, by Guinness World Records , according to documents his owner presented.
"People say Chihuahuas are miserable and evil," said Lisa Messier , who bought the nearly 3-year-old dog for $5,000 when he was 13 months and named Macho Man. "I think they're really sweet, and if you want to go some place, you can just throw him in your pocketbook."
Messier, who owns eight other Chihuahuas, said she spent about $600 for a fast-track review by Guinness World Records. "My husband is laughing at me, but I think it's cool," she said.
Ducky succeeds Danka Kordak of Slovakia, a Chihuahua who measured 5.4 inches tall. The smallest dog ever, according to Guinness, was a dwarf Yorkshire terrier who stood 2.8 inches tall.
Source : The Boston Globe