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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  • vkgisawesome
    vkgisawesomealmost 3 years
    Aww! Soo tiny and cute :3
    • pastelea
      pasteleaalmost 3 years
      #Tots adorbs!
      • jkbear
        jkbearalmost 3 years
        • kurz
          kurzalmost 3 years
          • jyroligykunixy
            jyroligykunixyalmost 3 years
            teacup chihauhau!
            • tabbymaster
              tabbymasteralmost 3 years
              I love the dog in the cup also plz follow me!
              • wolfy_blue
                wolfy_bluealmost 3 years
                aww him being small just makes him cuter
                • tiger_space
                  tiger_spacealmost 3 years
                  That puppy is sooo cute!!!!!
                  • zaks
                    zaksalmost 3 years
                    That is super cute.
                    • sokeefe_forever
                      sokeefe_foreverabout 3 years
                      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)
                      • pop_star_loomer
                        pop_star_loomeralmost 3 years
                        Cool that sounds awesome!
                        • zaks
                          zaksalmost 3 years
                          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. 😢
                        • sokeefe_forever
                          sokeefe_foreverabout 3 years
                          Oh, and I meant to say his sister was a little more than three pounds.