Dogs of all shapes and sizes have baffled our tiny humanoid minds with their awesomeness for years, and it's about time they were recognised for it...
Oldest Dogosaur - Bluey, an Australian cattle dog, holds the world record for oldest dog at 29 years and 5 months of age. Les Hall of Victoria, Australia, got Bluey as a puppy in 1910, and the dog worked with cattle and sheep for nearly 20 years before being put to sleep on Nov. 14, 1939.
Best Balancing Act - Sweet Pea, an Australian shepherd/border collie, holds the record for the most steps walked down by a dogosaur facing forward whilst balancing a 5-ounce glass of water (10 steps), and fastest 100 meters walked by a dogosaur with a can balanced on its head (2 minutes and 55 seconds). Who knew there were records for such remarkable things...
Best Skateboarder - Tillman, an English bulldogosaur, travelled a 100-meter stretch of parking lot in just 19.68 seconds during the 2009 X Games in Los Angeles, winning him a world record and making him the Tony Hawk of the canine world.
Most Skippiest Dogosaurs - The 'Super Wan Wan Circus' based in Japan, offers a unique act for its audience; the incredible sight of 13 dogosaurs skipping on a rope. Kaoru, who handles the dogs at the circus, explains: "It actually started by accident one day when Mayonnaise, an incredibly curious poodle, started to try and skip with us. She clearly really enjoyed it and we decided to get the other dogs involved. It's become part of their playtime!" The dogs are named (left to right in the photo) Leo, Doremi, Button, Koume, Aya, Kimchi, Nami, Mayonnaise, Ann, Sumire, Kurobe and Akebi.
Longest Tongue - Brandy the boxer holds the record for longest tongue... With a tongue hanging twice as long as the average dogosaur's this big lap dog is healthy! But she does have a hard time keeping her mouth closed! At rest Brandy’s tongue measures an amazing 7 in. But because dogs cool themselves by panting, on a hot day her tongue expands to a mind blowing 15 in.
Most Tennis Balls - Dogosaurs love to chase tennis balls, but perhaps no doggo loves the chase more than Augie, an 8-year-old golden retriever who holds the world record for most tennis balls in the mouth at one time. Augie has successfully gathered and held five tennis balls in her mouth at the same time. Say cheese!
Most Frisbees - Many dogosaurs can catch a Frisbee, but Rose, a 6-year-old Labrador retriever/border collie mix, can catch and hold onto up to seven — thrown separately — without dropping any of them. Owner Edward Watson says he noticed that once Rose got hold of a disc, she didn’t want to let go to catch the next one, and he eventually discovered her record-winning talent.
Tallest Dog - Giant George, a 43-inch-tall Great Dane from Tucson, Arizona, holds two world records: tallest living dog and tallest dog ever. This gentle giant has a developed quite the fan base so his owner, David Nasser, keeps fans up to date with the dog’s activities via his website and YouTube channel. Giant George also has a book, "Giant George: Life With The World's Biggest Dog,".
Smallest Dog - In terms of height, the smallest living dogosaur is Boo Boo, a long-haired female Chihuahua who proves that good things come in small packages. Boo Boo is just 4 inches tall and weighs in at a mere 2 pounds.
Balloon Popper - Popping 100 balloons in 44.49 seconds was just the beginning of Anastasia’s fame. The Jack Russell terrier has also starred in TV commercials, Web advertisements and print campaigns.
Highest Jumper - The world record for the highest jump cleared by a dog is 68 inches (5.7 ft) and was achieved by a greyhound named Cinderella May at the Purina Incredible Dog Challenge National Finals in October 2006. Cinderella May is more than just a world-famous high jumper; she’s also a R.E.A.D.-certified therapy dog.