This Cutie May Be The World's Smallest Dog

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This cute little black and tan puppy may soon earn the title of the world's smallest dog from the folks at the Guinness Book of Records - that is if he doesn't grow any bigger from his current size.

Three-week-old Tom Thumb is part of a family of four puppies born to a Chihuahua mother named Spice, and a Jack Russell father called Oosie. The four-inch, 3 oz puppy, who can fit in a teacup, is the smallest of his siblings, who are all at least three times bigger than him.

However, that doesn't mean he can be bullied. According to the owners, little Tom Thumb is always the first in line when it comes to feeding time and seems to be able to hold his own around his 'giant' siblings, as well as, the five other dogs that Susan and Archie Thompson own.

The Thompsons who live in West Dunbartonshire, Scotland say that over the last ten years, they have had ten litters of Chihuahua puppies - and have never seen any as small as Tom Thumb.

While the rest of Tom Thumb's siblings will be given away when they turn six weeks old to eagerly waiting neighbors, Tom Thumb may stay with the Thompsons, especially if he is declared the World's Smallest Dog. The title currently belongs to Heaven Sent Brandy, a six-inch Chihuahua, who lives in Florida, USA. Currently, Tom Thumb has a 2-inch advantage over her, making him a very formidable competitor.

Sources: DailyMail.co.uk, lennoxherald.co.uk.

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  • unigirl333
    unigirl333Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 9:01 am
    Awwwwwww so cute <3
    • sydneyz
      sydneyzSaturday, January 9, 2021 at 8:10 am
      Awww! So adorable! I just got a puppy yesterday! She's adorable and she's a Border Collie, Blue Heeler, Jack Russell mix, but a cool thing about her is that she is white and tan, and most border collies and blue heelers are black and white, and Jack Russell puppies are brown and black and white, but she's mostly Border Collie and Blue Heeler! We named her Dixie!!!!
      • teagytornado101
        teagytornado101Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at 6:17 am
        Awwwww!! Super tiny but even more adorable!!!
        • pop_star_loomer
          pop_star_loomerTuesday, December 15, 2020 at 9:33 pm
          Awww so adorable!
          • vkgisawesome
            vkgisawesomeTuesday, December 15, 2020 at 7:06 pm
            Aww! Soo tiny and cute :3
            • meganplaysfanio
              meganplaysfanioTuesday, December 15, 2020 at 3:27 pm
              #Tots adorbs!
              • jkbear
                jkbearTuesday, December 15, 2020 at 3:23 pm
                cute
                • kurz
                  kurzFriday, December 11, 2020 at 10:04 am
                  CUTE!!!
                  • jyroligykunixy
                    jyroligykunixyFriday, December 11, 2020 at 10:00 am
                    teacup chihauhau!
                    • tabbymaster
                      tabbymasterFriday, December 11, 2020 at 9:19 am
                      I love the dog in the cup also plz follow me!