The dog world can rest easy tonight, as a new smallest dog in the world (actual title: Smallest Dog Living) has finally been christened by Guinness World Records. This caps months of intense speculation by dog lovers everywhere, with long-winded debates breaking out in comment sections, bars, and even the senate floor (Ted Cruz, R-Texas).
Finally, a ruling came down. The 2013 Smallest Dog in the World is … small. Victory! To be sure, the dog is small. How small? I don’t know.
Okay: She’s 3.8 inches, from backbone to paw. Small, to use the vernacular.
Her name is Miracle Milly. She is a brown Chihuahua.
“She knows how to pose,” owner Vanesa Semler told The Associated Press.