Demi Moore submits her chihuahua to Guinness as the shortest dog contender

It’s Friday, so here’s a dog story for you. On Wednesday, the Guinness World Records declared that a 1.22 lb chihuahua named Pearl was the World’s Shortest Living Dog. She was photographed next to a US dollar bill as she’s roughly the same size. Seeing this, actress Demi Moore thought, hang on a sec – my Pilaf might be shorter. So she reached into her purse and pulled out the smallest bill she could find – a $100 – and measured the little pup. Now she’s asking fans if she should submit Pilaf’s tiny self for consideration to snatch Pearl’s days-old crown.

Demi Moore thinks her pet pooch Pilaf could be a world record holder!

Just days after a two-year-old chihuahua named Pearl was crowned the World’s Shortest Living Dog by Guinness World Records, the actress, 60, said she’s considering submitting her own furry companion for the title.

“@guinnessworldrecords just announced the World’s Shortest Dog today. I don’t know about you but I think Pilaf might give Pearl a run for her money! Should we submit @pilaf.littlemouse??” wrote Moore on Instagram Wednesday, sharing a series of snaps of Pilaf, who is also a chihuahua, being measured against a $100 bill.

Pearl measures 3.59 inches in height and is shorter than a popsicle stick and a standard TV remote, according to the Guinness World Records. In length, the pup measures just 5 inches — around the same size as a dollar bill.

When current record holder Pearl was born in September 2020, she weighed less than an ounce. Now aged two, the pooch weighs in at 1.22 lbs.

She is related to the previous holder of the shortest dog title, Miracle Milly, who measured 3.8 inches in height. Milly died in 2020, before Pearl — the daughter of one of Milly’s identical sisters — was born.

[From Yahoo!]

I can’t pick a side. On the one hand, Pearl’s a Nepo Puppy. Her aunt, Miracle Milly, practically handed the tiara to her. So the fix was in from the start. On the other hand, Pilaf has their own Instagram account with almost 8K followers. They’re an influencer! And Demi’s got a bribe right there in the ‘submission’ photo. Her caption should read “crown Pilaf and there are a couple more of these Benny’s in it for you.” The whole thing is rigged, no matter who Guinness selects. They should strip the title from both and give it to some poor dog who doesn’t have the advantages Pearl and Pilaf are so clearly exploiting. Otherwise, it will completely delegitimize the awarding of records of things we really don’t care about!

Also, shortest is head to tail? Do they have another record that measures those tiny little legs? Clearly, I find this all kind of funny. But that’s only because my daughter hasn’t walked in yet to lecture me about inbreeding and the health impairments this kind of genetic farming for cuteness has caused.

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  1. Mustlovedogs says:

    My sweet 74kg Irish Wolfhound is looking up at me now. I asked her opinion. They each weigh as much as one of her delightful ears. She thinks they are both completely adorable and all dogs are simply the best. No contest. All Dogs Everywhere All At Once!

  2. Pinkosaurus says:

    I’m here for making Friday Floof a regular feature.

  3. C-Shell says:

    I know the ethics of breeding for these traits are problematic, but Pilaf is a teeny bundle of adorableness and gets my vote. *she says while cuddled up with two Cavaliers*

  4. Miranda says:

    I love that third photo, with Pilaf sitting on a cushion above the others, in front of the fan, because that is peak “little dog”. We have an Irish Wolfhound, a Dobermann, and a Maltese/terrier mix, and the tiny one is a dictator. He has his very own plush little basket with a warming pad, so he wouldn’t have to fight the big boys for space on the sofa, but he prefers to stretch out on the sofa and give them dirty looks if they try to hop up. I’m also pretty sure he was talking his brothers into sniffing around on the kitchen counters to find treats. We’d eliminated that behavior early on, but they started up again for a bit after we adopted the little guy.

  5. Paige Liberato says:

    I’m really struggling this week and this post is giving me the energy to get out of bed. Thank you for the occasional silly post, you guys are great at them!

  6. Charfromdarock says:

    Friday Floof should be a new feature!!!

  7. BW says:

    Those aren’t dogs. They’re Gremlins. Don’t get them wet and do NOT feed them after midnight.

  8. mtosti says:

    Sweetest little face.

  9. Prairiegirl says:

    Don’t we *all* measure things using hundred dollar bills though? Stars: they’re just like us!

  10. koro says:

    This might be the only cute chihuahua I have ever seen.

  11. Torttu says:

    Omg how I love dogs! And cats. Love love love—

  12. Glamarazzi says:

    That is an exceptionally tiny dog, though. More like a gnat.

  13. Juniper says:

    What about Peanut the Teacup Yorkie? Could he be a contender?

  14. Mrs.Krabapple says:

    I wish people wouldn’t try to breed these freaks. It’s no wonder there are so many mentally and physically unsound dogs.

  15. Fender says:

    And here is just another example of humans being the absolute worst. Breeding unhealthy dogs because the rich and snobs want a status symbol pet, not a friend/companion/furry family member. No ethical person would buy from a breeder (knowing what they do to dogs and how they push abnormal/unhealthy traits) when there are millions of stray dogs out there that need a loving home. F these people.