Smallest dog model: Hamilton Chihuahua sets world record (VIDEO)
HAMILTON, NJ, USA -- Bebe, a 4-year-old longhair Chihuahua, weighs just 2½ pounds and is 6½ inches tall; the dog is posing in various outfits on a website owner Nikki Maksymovich and her husband Jayson created, setting the world record for the Smallest dog model,
according to the World Record Academy: www.worldrecordacademy.com/.
Photo: Bebe the Chihuahua, The World's Smallest Dog Model. Photo: Kristen Vaughn
The Guinness world record for the smallest dog living, in terms of height, was set by a long-haired, female Chihuahua called Boo Boo, who measured 10.16 cm (4 in) tall on 12 May 2007 and is owned by Lana Elswick of Raceland, Kentucky, United States.
Guinness World Records also recognized The largest simultaneous dog stay, which involved 627 dogs at an event called "Super Sit" organized by the RSPCA at the Wag and Bone Show, Windsor Great Park (UK).
The Maksymoviches have four Chihuahuas. Their website has been growing in popularity since its creation three years ago, reports NJ.com.
Her dogs' modeling careers started on her blog, Maksymovich said.
"I started posting up pictures of my dogs with the clothes that I bought them and they posed really well," she said.
"As my website got more popular the different companies noticed it and that's when they asked us to start the modeling."
She said Bebe makes her signature look by facing away from the photographer and then looking back over her shoulder, reports NJ.com.
The pup has also participated in various runway shows in New York City and has traveled to dog conventions across the U.S.
"She travels everywhere with me," Maksymovich said.
"We took her to Vegas, she's been to Florida. We go to a lot of the big pet industry conventions. That's how we get a lot of the jobs, by meeting companies there."