Guiness Pet Records


We at the Pet Starship have always wondered about pets and the world records they hold. So we wanted to share this with our friends on line and credit the Guinness Company for the information.


Most tennis balls in mouth


Dogs love to chase tennis balls, but perhaps no pup loves the chase more than Augie, an 8-year-old golden retriever who holds the world record for most tennis balls in the mouth at one time. Augie has successfully gathered and held five tennis balls in her mouth at the same time.



Longest cat


A 6-year-old fluffy feline fromReno,Nev., is the certified longest cat in the world. Stewie, a Maine Coon, measures 48.5 inches long from the tip of his nose to the end of his tail bone. (That’s a little longer than 4 feet.)



Most flying discs caught


Many dogs can catch a Frisbee, but Rose, a 6-year-old Labrador retriever/border collie mix, can catch and hold onto up to seven flying discs — thrown separately — without dropping any of them. Owner Edward Watson says he noticed that once Rose got hold of a disc, she didn’t want to let go to catch the next one, and he eventually discovered her record-winning talent.



Tallest dog


Giant George, a 43-inch-tall Great Dane fromTucson,Ariz., holds two world records: tallest living dog and tallest dog ever. This gentle giant has a developed quite the fan base so his owner, David Nasser, keeps fans up to date with the dog’s activities via his website and you tube channel.



Smallest dog


In terms of height, the smallest living dog is Boo Boo, a long-haired femaleChihuahuawho proves that good things come in small packages. Boo Boo is just 4 inches tall and weighs in at a mere 2 pounds. She lives inRaceland,Ky., with her owner, Lana Elswick.



First bionic leg implants


Oscar the cat is the first animal to have received two bionic leg implants. Oscar’s hind legs were accidentally chopped off in a combine harvester, and his prosthetic legs were drilled into what remained of his original legs. The bionic legs aren’t suited for an outside environment, so Oscar is now an indoor cat, and he’s surely grateful for his remaining eight lives.



Highest jump

The world record for the highest jump cleared by a dog is 68 inches and was achieved by a greyhound named Cinderella May at the Purina Incredible Dog Challenge National Finals in October 2006. Cinderella May — or Cindy, as her owners, Kate Long and Kathleen Conroy, call her — is more than just a world-famous high jumper; she’s also a R.E.A.D.-certified therapy dog.



Oldest dog


Bluey, an Australian cattle dog, holds the world record for oldest dog at 29 years and 5 months of age. Les Hall of Victoria, Australia, got Bluey as a puppy in 1910, and the dog worked with cattle and sheep for nearly 20 years before being put to sleep on Nov. 14, 1939.



Tallest cat


Trouble (shown here with owner Debby Maraspini) holds the world record for tallest domestic cat, measuring 19 inches long from shoulder to toe. A Savannahcat is a hybrid domestic cat breed that’s a cross between a domestic cat and a serval, a wild cat native to Africa. Trouble replaced the previous record-holder in November 2011.



Loudest purr


When Smokey is happy, everyone around him knows it. This gray tabby cat gained a place in the Guinness Book of Records with a purr that measured 67.7 decibels, but Smokey has been recorded on previous occasions with a 92.7-decibel purr, which is equivalent to the noise of a lawnmower or a hairdryer.



Fastest skateboard ride


Tillman, an English bulldog, traveled a 100-meter stretch of parking lot in just 19.68 seconds during the 2009 X Games inLos Angeles, winning him a world record and making him the Tony Hawk of the canine world.



Most dogs skipping rope


Uchida Geinousha’s dogs are the star attraction of the Super Wan Wan Circus inJapan. The 13 jumping dogs hold the world record for most dogs skipping rope.