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.


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  • zaks
    zaksFriday, October 16, 2020 at 5:54 am
    That is super cute.
    • ukuleleforjesus
      ukuleleforjesusSaturday, September 5, 2020 at 9:46 am
      So cute!!! My family as I had a little Nigerian dwarf goat who was born a little smaller than 1.5lbs and we had to use a kitchen scale to weigh him. His twin sister was a little more than double his size and weight (about 3 pounds) and he fit in one of my 11 year old girl hands! (That was 3 years ago, I'm 14 now and almost 5'8 with much bigger hands)
      • xzavion1234
        xzavion1234Saturday, October 24, 2020 at 4:21 am
        My grandpa on my dad's side was from Nigeria! I'm 2/4 Nigerian!
        • zaks
          zaksFriday, October 16, 2020 at 6:16 am
          I used to have goats to I had a Nubian Pygmy goat named Violet and she was so cute. When she was a baby about two years ago, when I was about 9, I used to carry her in my arms. We had her for a year but then we had to give her away to the neighbors but then the neighbors moved sadly and now I can't see her again. 😢
          • ukuleleforjesus
            ukuleleforjesusSaturday, September 5, 2020 at 9:47 am
            Oh, and I meant to say his sister was a little more than three pounds.
          • squirrelflight
            squirrelflightSaturday, September 5, 2020 at 9:27 am
            How adorable!!!
            • coolvae
              coolvaeTuesday, September 8, 2020 at 11:45 am
              awwwwwwww. I'm falling in love with that dog.
            • sophiecraftz
              sophiecraftzFriday, September 4, 2020 at 3:58 pm
              :3 omg he's adorable
              • jyroligykunixy
                jyroligykunixyFriday, September 4, 2020 at 11:44 am
                I am getting that
                • 78fliuphigh273
                  78fliuphigh273Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 9:03 am
                  he is adorable
                  • 78fliuphigh273
                    78fliuphigh273Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 9:01 am
                    he's such a cutey pie
                    • miaWednesday, October 9, 2019 at 11:35 am
                      there so so cute
                      • vicenteFriday, August 30, 2019 at 7:40 am
                        • bobFriday, June 7, 2019 at 11:04 am
                          That dog is soooooooo cute!!!!