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21 Mind-blowing Guinness World Record Titles Held By Dogs

Dogs are fascinating beings. They make us laugh with their many tricks, they make us smile with their cuteness and if you're anything like me you've got 5,167 photos of them sleeping.

So imagine the proud pet pawrent you'd be if your fur baby held a Guinness World Record. Here are 21 of the most mind-blowing Guinness World Record titles held by pooches all over the world.

1. Fastest 100m on a skateboard by a dog: Tillman, an English Bulldog, set the record for covering 100 meters on a skateboard in just 19.678 seconds in 2009.

2. Longest wave surfed by a dog: Abbie Girl, a Labrador Retriever, rode a wave for an astonishing 107.2 meters in 2011.
guinness world record dog surfing
The longest wave surfed by a dog (open water) is 107.2 meters (351.7 ft), and was achieved by Abbie Girl (pictured) at Ocean Beach Dog Beach, in San Diego, California, USA, on 18 October 2011.

3. Most tennis balls held in the mouth: Augie, a Golden Retriever, managed to fit five regulation-sized tennis balls in his mouth at once in 2003.

Augie breaks record for most tennis balls in mouth

Augie pictured breaking the world record.

4. Fastest time to pop 100 balloons by a dog: Twinkie, a Jack Russell Terrier, burst 100 balloons in just 39.08 seconds in 2016.

5. Longest jump by a dog: An Australian Shepherd named Leap (how ironic) managed to jump a remarkable distance of 9.60 metres in 2017.

6. Most tricks performed by a dog in one minute: Smurf, a Border Collie, executed an impressive 32 tricks in just one minute in 2012.

7. Tallest dog ever recorded: Zeus, a Great Dane, held the record for being the tallest dog ever recorded, measuring 1.11 metres tall at the shoulder and 7 feet 4 inches (2.23 metres) when standing on his hind legs. And yes, he's allowed to sleep in the bed.

Zeus pictured with his owner in Dallas, Texas.

8. Loudest bark by a dog: A German Shepherd named Charlie holds the record for the loudest bark, which was measured at 113.1 decibels in 2012. Which makes it louder than a chainsaw which is at 110 decibels.

9. Most skips by a dog and a person in one minute: In 2014, Skidboot, a Border Collie, and his owner David, managed to skip rope together 59 times in just one minute.

10. Most balls caught by a dog with the paws in one minute: Purin, a Beagle, caught an impressive total of 14 mini soccer balls with her paws in just one minute in 2015.
most balls caught by a dog in one minute
Purin pictured above is featured twice on this list and holds a staggering 3 Guinness World Records.

11. Fastest time to complete 10 hurdles by a dog: Konjo, a Border Collie/Kelpie mix, completed 10 hurdles in just 8.58 seconds in 2012.

12. Most Frisbees caught in one minute by a dog: Davy Whippet, a Whippet, caught 15 flying discs in one minute in 2012.

13. Longest tail on a dog: Keon, an Irish Wolfhound was measured by a vet, who proclaimed the tail to be 76.7cm, not including the hair. To put that into perspective that's the length of two bowling pins.

Keon has the world longest dog tail
Keon pictured above. He broke the previous record also set by an Irish Wolfhound by 4.3cm.

14. Fastest time to pop 100 balloons by a dog: Twinkie, a Jack Russell Terrier, burst 100 balloons in just 39.08 seconds in 2016.

15. Most sausages caught by a dog in one minute: Finley, a Golden Retriever, caught an incredible 10 sausages in one minute in 2014.

16. Most double dutch-style skips by a dog in one minute: Striker, a Border Collie, completed 91 double dutch-style skips in one minute in 2016.

17. Most tricks by a dog in one minute: Hero, a Super Collie, performed an impressive 49 tricks in just one minute in 2017.

18. Fastest time to retrieve a person from water by a dog: Scapa, a Newfoundland, completed a water rescue in just 1 minute and 34 seconds in 2016.

19. Most soccer goals by a dog in one minute: Purin, the Beagle, scored 14 soccer goals in one minute in 2015.

20. Largest gathering of dogs wearing bandanas: In 2020, 2,250 dogs in Australia gathered, all wearing bandanas, to set this record.

21. Most expensive dog ever sold: An 11-month-old red Tibetan mastiff became the world's costliest canine when sold by breeder Lu Liang to a Chinese multi-millionaire in March 2011 with a price tag of 10 million Chinese yuan (equivalent to $2.1million AUD today). Weighing 82 kg (180 lb), Big Splash enjoys a diet of chicken and most expensive dog

Incredible aren't they? What Guinness World Record would your pooch be most likely to set? Let us know in the comments below.

It's inspired me to get some healthy dog treats and teach Pepsi a new trick or 2. Who said you can't teach an old dog new tricks.



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