Inspired by the superhuman feats at the Rio Olympics, we’ve tracked down some furry champs of our own.
Let’s meet the world record-breaking dogs…
Most tennis balls in mouth
Mo Farah can run the 10,000 metres in 27 minutes. But Augie, an 8-year-old Golden Retriever, can hold five tennis balls in his mouth AT THE SAME TIME. Jog on, Mo.
Most flying discs caught
Dogs love Frisbee. But Rose, a 6-year-old Labrador / Border Collie mix, can catch and hold onto seven flying discs. Owner Edward Watson discovered her record-winning potential when Rose refused to let the Frisbee go. Sound familiar?
Can you pop 100 balloons in 44.49 seconds? Well, can you? That’s what LA-based Anastasia the Jack Russell does in between starring in TV commercials.
The world record for the highest jump cleared by a dog is 68 inches or 1.7 metres. A Greyhound named Cinderella May took the honour. Just try stopping Cinderella go to the ball. She’ll jump over you and go anyway. This talented pooch is also a certified therapy dog.
Balancing glass of water
Now we’re onto the main event. Sweet Pea, an Australian Shepherd / Border Collie Cross, holds the record for…
Wait for it…
Most steps walked down by a dog facing forward while balancing a 5-ounce glass of water (10 steps). Pretty niche, we know. This talented pooch is also the fastest dog in the world…over 100 metres with a can balanced on its head (2 minutes and 55 seconds). Try that Bolt!
Fastest skateboard ride
English Bulldog Tillman is possibly the coolest pooch on the planet. He skated 100 metres on tarmac in 19.68 seconds during the 2009 X Games.
Most dogs on a skipping rope
Trust Japan to go that step – or skip – further. The star attraction of the Super Wan Wan Circus, Uchida Geinousha’s 13 rope-skipping dogs hold the world record. Want to see them in action? Look here.
Pics from The Guinness World Record website.