10 Amazing Guinness World Records Set by Dogs

Various pictures around the Guiness World records logo

1. The loudest bark by a group of dogs

Any dog owner can relate to how loud a bark can be.

Based on Guinness World Records the loudest dog bark measured is 124 decibels and was produced by 76 dogs in an event organized by Petmate, in Washington Park, Colorado, US on 7 November 2009. The event was organized to help raise food for local dog rescue centers and promote their line of dog toys named ‘Dogzilla.’ The barking was measured by a calibrated type I SPL sound meter.

So just so you know a range of 120 to 140 decibels would sound like a rock concert or auto racing.

2. The largest dog yoga class

Large outdoor Yoga class

270 dogs and their flexible owners have stretched their way to a new world yoga record in Hong Kong.

The dogs and their owners took part in a 30 minute yoga class for dogs (or ‘doga’) in 2016 Far from your conventional yoga class, the participants massaged and stretched their furry friends in a series of relaxing poses, only being interrupted by a few barks.

3. The oldest dog ever

Bobi, the world’s oldest dog

At 30 years and 266 days old, a Portuguese dog named Bobi was crowned the world’s oldest dog ever on February 1, 2023. This broke the old record which stood for almost a century. The previous titleholder, an Australian cattle dog named Bluey, was born in 1910 and lived for 29 years and 5 months. Bobi has lived in Conqueiros, a small Portuguese village, for more than three decades. But he almost didn’t survive past infancy, Leonel Costa, his owner stated

4. The most toes of all dog breeds

Paw of Norwegian Lundehund with 6 toes

The record was registered on the 13th of January in 2013. According to Guinness World Records, the dog breed with the most toes as a standard feature of its morphology is the Norwegian Lundehund or Puffin Dog, which has six fully functional toes (and eight pads) on each of its four feet, instead of the normal four toes per foot as in other dog breeds. 

The extra toes have been specifically selected when developing this spitz-type breed, in order to assist it in securing a firm grip on rocky surfaces when hunting puffins in the small cliff-face caves where they nest in its native Norway.

5. The wealthiest dog

Gunther with his personal chef

Countess Korlotta Liebenstein had no children or close relatives, so she left her fortune to her dog, Gunther III. When Gunther III passed away, the fortune was passed on to his descendants. Now, Gunther VI is now the richest dog in the world. This German Shepherd lives a luxurious life in Germany. His exact worth isn’t known but estimated to be over $400Million. There was a Netflix documentary about this pampered pooch called Gunther’s millions.

6. The fastest crossing of a tightrope 

On the 1st of February, 2013 Ozzy set a world record by crossing the tightrope in 18.22 seconds at F.A.I.T.H Animal Rescue, Norfolk, UK. So just so you know Ozzy is a Border Collie/Kelpie cross. The tightrope was 11.4 feet and if anyone’s tried this, it’s an incredible feat!

7. The longest spaceflight 

Veterok and Ugolyok 

The record was set in 1966 and according to Guinness World Records, the two dogs Veterok (Little Wind) and Ugolek (Little Piece of Coal) spent 22 days orbiting the Earth during the Soviet Kosmos 110 mission (launched 22 Feb 1966). This record was not surpassed by humans until the Skylab 4 mission in 1974.

8. The most successful police dog

Golden retriever in policy costume.

The world’s top police dog is a Golden Retriever Trepp. Trepp, short for Intrepid, has been credited with more than 100 arrests and the recovery of more than $63 million worth of narcotics. Trepp was once set to detect ten hidden packets of drugs at a police academy demonstration, and found 11! And yes!! Golden retrievers can absolutely be trained as specialized police dogs.

9. The fastest 30 m on a scooter by a dog

According to Guinness World Records, the record was set on 12 July 2013 by Norman the scooter dog. The 30 m distance was finished in 20.77 seconds.  That video is definitely worth a watch, Norman also rides skateboards and a bike. Norman passed away in April 2022 and was loved by MANY.

10. The most dogs attending a sports event

Fans and their dogs at world record breaking Chicago White Sox game.

If you are a sports fan and especially love Chicago White Sox then you are in for a treat. According to Guinness World Records, the record was set in 2016, in Chicago, Illinois. The total number of doggos attending this game was 1122. All dogs were seated with their owners in the outfield seating areas.

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