Every person who owns a dog believes that they have the best dog in the world. However, while being 'the best' is usually a highly subjective matter, the dogs you're about to see are objectively the best in the world in various different areas. From a dog that's over 3 and a half feet tall to a dog that can ride a scooter at an incredible speed, everything you're about to see is sure to amaze you!
1. The Longest Canine Tongue
A South Dakota woman called Carla Rickert is the lucky owner of Mochi “Mo” Rickert, who holds the Guinness World Record for the dog with the longest tongue. When his tongue was measured, it was found to be a whopping 7.3 inches long!
2. The Most Tennis Balls Held Simultaneously
Here's one of the more important questions in life: How many tennis balls can be stored in a dog's mouth? According to the Guinness World Records, the answer to this question is an astounding five! This record was achieved by a golden retriever named Augie, way back in 2003.
3. The Ultimate Canine Balancing Act
Sweet Pea is not your average pet. This is because this Australian shepherd/border collie mix holds the world record for completing a 100 meter race in the fastest time possible with a can balanced on top of her head.
4. The Longest Tail on a Dog
If you ever invite Keon the Irish wolfhound round to your place, you'd better move all of your breakables to a very safe place! Why? Because Keon holds the record for the world's longest tail on a dog. At an incredible 30.2 inches long from the top of the bone to the tip of the tail, I wouldn't want to get in his way when he gets a little overexcited!
5. The Smartest Dog in the World
Most dogs can be trained to understand simple commands, such as 'sit', 'fetch', and 'heel'. However, Chaser the border collie has been found to be capable of a lot more. When searching for hidden objects, she can comprehend the difference between 'hot' and 'cold', can remember the names of people she's just met, and even knows the names of all the different rooms in her home. Experts estimate that she has the intelligence of a 2-year-old child.
6. The Fastest Dog on a Scooter
Traveling at breakneck speeds on a scooter can often be a recipe for disaster unless you're Norman the Scooter Dog that is! This is because he holds the world record for the fastest 30-meter canine dash aboard a scooter, performing the entire feat in an epic 20.77 seconds!
7. The Tallest Dog in the World
It should hardly come as a surprise that the tallest dog in the world is a Great Dane, but look at what an enormous one he is! At his regular standing height, Zeus is a whopping 44 inches tall. Just imagine how towering such a dog becomes when standing on its hind legs.
8. The Quickest 10-Hoop Canine Slalom