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10 Amazing Guinness World Records Set by Dogs

Did you know that there are currently hundreds of world records set by dogs? Dogs have been setting world records for years and there are so many of them! We’ve compiled a list of the most interesting Guinness world records set by dogs.  Even more impressive, these records span a wide range of categories, including being the fastest dog in the world, the tallest dog, and the oldest dog.

1. The loudest bark by a group of dogs

Based on Guinness World Records the loudest dog bark measured is 124 decibels and was produced by 76 dogs in an event organized by Petmate, in Washington Park, Colorado, US on 7 November 2009. The event was organized to help raise food for local dog rescue centers and promote their line of dog toys named ‘Dogzilla.’ The barking was measured by a calibrated type I SPL sound meter.

So just so you know a range of 120 to 140 decibels would sound like a rock concert or auto racing.

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2. The largest dog yoga class

According to Guinness World Records, the largest dog yoga class involves 270 participants and was achieved by Link Asset Management Limited (Hong Kong) in Stanley Plaza, China on 17 January 2016.

The record holder has also successfully broken the records for the largest dog grooming lesson in 2013 and most dogs balancing a treat on the nose in 2014.

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3. The oldest dog ever

According to Guinness World Records, the greatest reliable age recorded for a dog is 29 years 5 months for an Australian cattle dog named Bluey. Owned by Les Hall of Rochester, Victoria, Australia. Bluey was born in 1910 and worked among cattle and sheep for nearly 20 years before being put to sleep on 14 November 1939.

Most dogs live for 8 to 15 years, and authentic records of dogs living over 20 years are rare and usually involve the smaller breeds.

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4. Norwegian Lundehund has the most toes of all dog breeds

The record was registered on the 13th of January in 2013. According to Guinness World Records, the dog breed with the most toes as a standard feature of its morphology is the Norwegian Lundehund or Puffin Dog, which has six fully functional toes (and eight pads) on each of its four feet, instead of the normal four toes per foot as in other dog breeds. 

The extra toes have been specifically selected when developing this spitz-type breed, in order to assist it in securing a firm grip on rocky surfaces when hunting puffins in the small cliff-face caves where they nest in its native Norway.

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5. The wealthiest dog

The record was registered in 1931 and according to Guinness World Records the largest legacy devoted to a dog was US$15 million (£;10.5 million) bequeathed by Ella Wendel of New York, USA to her standard poodle Toby in 1931.

I have a feeling this record has been surpassed a long time ago.

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6. The fastest crossing of a tightrope 

On the 1st of February, 2013 Ozzy set a world record by crossing the tightrope in 18.22 seconds at F.A.I.T.H Animal Rescue, Norfolk, UK. So just so you know Ozzy is a Border Collie/Kelpie cross. 

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7. The longest spaceflight 

The record was set in 1966 and according to Guinness World Records, the two dogs Veterok (Little Wind) and Ugolek (Little Piece of Coal) spent 22 days orbiting the Earth during the Soviet Kosmos 110 mission (launched 22 Feb 1966). This record was not surpassed by humans until the Skylab 4 mission in 1974.

Well, I’m pretty sure soon this record is going to be a history.

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8. The most successful police dog

According to Guinness World Records, the most successful police dog is the golden retriever Trepp. His record contains more than 100 arrests and the recovery of more than $63 million (£;28.6 million) worth of drugs. Trepp was once set to detect ten hidden packets of drugs at a police academy demonstration, and found 11!

So looks like one of the students got caught. Oops!

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9. The fastest 30 m on a scooter by a dog

According to Guinness World Records, the record was set on 12 July 2013 by Norman the scooter dog. The 30 m distance was finished in 20.77 seconds. 

I think that’s pretty impressive as I have never ridden a scooter.

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10. The most dogs attending a sports event

If you are a sports fan and especially love Chicago White Sox then you are in for a treat. According to Guinness World Records, the record was set in 2016, in Chicago, Illinois. The total number of doggos attending this game was 1122. All dogs were seated with their owners in the outfield seating areas.

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These were some interesting top 10 Guinness World Records set by dogs. Which one was your favorite or which one didn’t like that much? Let us know in the comments. But as always thanks for reading and we hope you enjoyed it. Have a pawsome day!

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