Friday, June 6, 2014

Lucy is the world's smallest working dog.

Lucy is a Yorkshire Terrier who recently set a Guinness World Record. She weighs 2.5 lbs and has been named the world's smallest working dog. Lucy goes to work as a therapy dog and visits hospitals, rehabilitation centers, and nursing homes. She also works with children with disabilities.

This sunshine story almost didn't happen. Lucy's human met her at a shelter, and at the time, Lucy was a sorry sight. After being lovingly nursed back to health, Lucy now spreads the love to others who need it.

The previous record holder was Momo, an eight-year-old Chihuahua from Japan who works as a police search-and-rescue dog. She has an advantage in many situations; she can squeeze into places the larger dogs cannot go.

~ Maria Sadowski ~


  1. We can't imagine a dog that small. Dogs just need to be bigger than our cats at least! Wow!

    1. I've been trying to imagine a 2.5 lbs dog, but I can't. So tiny. I love these videos, though, and I love the chihuahua police dog. I met a guy the other day who wanted to say hi to Bonnie, and when he told me he had two chihuahuas I mentioned Momo from the video above. He shone like a sun, hearing about a search and rescue dog from "his" breed. =)