Many do not know that in the “Guinness Book of world records” distinguished not only people, but animals – each by its achievement. Dogs is no exception, for a long time they “competed” in height, weight, life span, height of jumps, etc. and this is what came of it.

So, what sizes need to have a dog to impress the Commission for the selection of the Champions? Was the best English Mastiff and St. Bernard. In general, these are the largest breeds of dogs on earth. 77-91 kg is the average weight of males of these breeds. Chris Irakelis from London, UK, raised his pet mastiff Haykam Zorba to 94 cm at the withers, weighing 155.58 kg (this is the biggest weight among dogs).

The height of 105.4 cm at the withers reached great Dane  Shamgret Danzas, born in 1975, who belonged to the Komli spouses. The dog weight was 108 kg. But the Irish Wolfhound, named Brodbridge Michael, who lived in the 1920s. XX century in Kent, England, at the age of 2 years, reached 100.3 cm.

In contrast to these giants, there are tiny dog – Yorkshire Terrier, Chihuahua and miniature poodle. a miniature variety which in adulthood can weigh less than 453 g But the smallest adult dog  is considered one of the Yorkshire terriers, which was the size of a matchbox. It belonged to Arthur F. Marples - editor of the magazine "Our dogs". This tiny creature, who died in 1945 at the age of about 2 years, had a height at the withers of 6.3 cm and a length from the tip of the nose to the base of the tail of 9.5 cm. And the weight of the animal was only 113 g.

Also in the Guinness book of world records came Chihuahua Brandy. its length is 15 cm, and its weight is less than 900 grams. The hosts did not allow their favorite to sit on the couch or on a chair, because if she jumped down, she could break.

All know that on average dogs live for about 8-15 years, but sometimes, there are old-timers. For example, Australian dog named blue lived 29 years and 5 months. 20 years of which he performed the duties of a shepherd of sheep! The British record of longevity among dogs — 27 years 313 days — owned by the Scottish Sheepdog collie named taffy. The animal was born 2 April 1952 and died on 9 Feb 1980

The record for the high jump and climbing on the smooth wooden wall  can boast bloodhound Stag from the UK, which took the height of 3.72 m on September 27, 1993. But the German shepherd Max skipped the wall at a height of 3.48 m on March 18, 1980. The record for free high jump belongs to Olive Oil, who jumped for 1 , 5 m at the Dog Show in Illinois, USA, March 22, 1996.

Newfoundland named Barbara Allens Dark Hans is the most powerful dog  in relation to its own weight (44 kg). She dragged 2,889 kg on the concrete surface, thereby winning a line in the book of records.

4 Dec 1999 collie dog, jazz has set a speed record. passing the path between 60 pillars in 12.98 s.

The longest swim is owned by two Labradors Kai and Gipsy. These animals along with their owner Steve fish from the United States crossed the Strait between lakes 15.2 km 6 hours 3 minutes 42 seconds.

The most courageous is considered to be a mongrel Katie. which in 1987 jumped with its owner, the Englishman Jack Russell from a height of 3658 m. This was the first, but not the last, dog leap. Among the dogs there are lovers of parachuting. Dash-hound Brutus first jumped in 1997 with a height of 4572 m. Now on account of the brave doggie, neither much nor little - 71 leap.

Well the richest dog is a poodle Toby from new York. In 1931, an American Ella Wendel bequeathed her pet $ 30 million.