MILAN – The world’s shortest living dog, announced this week on Guinness World Records’ Italian TV show “Lo Show dei Record,” has a Central Florida connection.
Pearl is a 2-year-old, 3.59-inch-tall female Chihuahua measuring 5 inches from nose to tail, and her owner, Vanesa Semler, lives in Orlando with her partner, according to GWR.
Pearl was described as the “prima donna” among the couple’s several other “normal” dogs, reportedly keeping two dog sitters busy attending to her needs.
“She has a very busy schedule and a true diva character,” Vanesa told GWR.
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She’s roughly the size of a dollar bill, weighs 1.22 pounds and is very intelligent, her owner said. Pearl gets fed four times a day and enjoys watching TV, listening to classical music and going to Starbucks, according to Semler.
“She likes to bark in front of the various cafes until they give her some cream,” she said.
Pearl’s even related to the previous record holder, Miracle Milly, a 3.8-inch-long diva dog who died at 9 years old, with Pearl being the daughter of one of Milly’s identical sisters.
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