California Pooch Could Be World's Smallest
At birth, Dachshund mix 'Beyonce' could fit in spoon
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 27, 2012 1:54 AM CDT
The Guinness Book of Records has been told it has a contender for world's tiniest dog.   (AP Photo/El Dorado DOG Photography, Lisa Van Dyke)
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(Newser) – A puppy so small that she could fit into a spoon when she was a newborn could set the record for the world's tiniest dog. Beyonce, a dachshund mix, is now two weeks old, and still only the size of a business card. She was the fifth of five puppies born to a dog rescued from the streets, and wasn't breathing when she came into the world. A vet saved her with mouth-to-mouth and chest compressions in the first minutes of her life, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

The Grace Foundation animal rescue group in northern California has submitted an application to the Guinness Book of Records. The foundation was contacted when the mother was about to be euthanized with the pups still inside her. “It’s a remarkable story. You don’t expect dogs to survive with that many chances of death,” the foundation's director tells ABC. “She is just a remarkable little survivor." Despite her abnormally small size, Beyonce is thriving and will soon be put up for adoption.
 

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