Purina PetCentric has come up with this interesting list of animals that hold world records-simply amazing!
Champions come in all shapes and sizes. Take a look at these record-breaking pets and their claims to fame. Then hold up your paws and howl cheerfully at their award-winning accomplishments!
World's Loudest-Purring Cat.
Smokey the kitty, a domestic tabby from Northhampton, U.K., has a motor that revs at an amazing 67.7 decibels, according to The Daily Mail. That's louder than the noise produced by a running kitchen refrigerator, which averages around 40 decibels.
World's Longest Domestic Cat.
Maine Coon Cats are widely recognized as the big boys and girls among felines. Mymains Stewart Gilligan (called Stewie by his owners) represents the breed as the longest domestic kitty, with a tip-to-tail length of 48 and a half inches -- winning a coveted spot in the Guinness Book of World Records.
Longest Cat Whiskers.
The honor of owning the world's longest cat whiskers goes to another Maine Coon Cat. Missi, who lives in Finland, grew a record-breaking cat whisker over seven and a half inches long.
Longest Dog Ears.
Harbor, a black and tan coon hound, boasts the longest ear span of any living dog according to an article in the Huffington Post. Each ear tops a foot in length - his right ear is slightly larger than the left at 13 and a half inches long.
World's Smallest Dog.
A long-haired Chihuahua named Boo Boo was crowned the shortest living dog in 2007, measuring at a diminutive four inches tall. According to AKC breed standards , the Chihuahua must weigh no more than six pounds. However, there's a dog on the scene that may top even the Chihuahua for being the tiniest on the block.
World's Smallest Puppy.
Little Beyonce, a terrier considered by many to be the world's smallest puppy, was small enough to fit into a spoon when the kind folks at The Grace Foundation rescued her. Now that she's a "big" girl, she's nearly as big as a soda can.