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The Scoop: Dancer, One of the World's Smallest Dogs, Dies

The Scoop: Dancer, One of the World's Smallest Dogs, Dies

You may recognize lil Dancer here, he's been all over the news in his short life – and, sadly, the pooch passed away yesterday at the young age of two.

He was up for the title of world's smallest dog for Guinness World Records in 2007, but lost out to an even smaller pooch (I didn't know they came any teensier!). This lil guy was only five inches high and 18 ounces, but his small stature didn't stop him as Dancer often spread his love as a certified member of Caring Canines Therapy Dogs located near his Florida home. It's possible that his diminutive stature may have factored into his death as his human mom, Jenny Gomes said:

The vet didn't expect for him to live past six months. They thought he'd have all sorts of genetic diseases. Maybe that had something to do with it, I don't know.

Check out more pictures of the petite pooch from his Dogster profile below.


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porkypocky porkypocky 8 years
at least he had a good life....but really: "The vet didn't expect for him to live past six months. They thought he'd have all sorts of genetic diseases. Maybe that had something to do with it, I don't know." ya think? there are breed standards for a reason...
g1amourpuss g1amourpuss 8 years
Damn. That wasn't what I wanted to hear when I saw that adorable creature. (I felt excitement) My cat just died.
fuzzles fuzzles 8 years
What a little doll! It's great that he was a therapy dog. I'm sure he gave many so much love in his short time here! BostonChick, so sorry about your loss. It is so hard to lose a baby. My shaded silver Persian passed last summer from lymphoma. I miss her so, but am so happy she was a part of my life! :) *hugs*
kristyy kristyy 8 years
I guess he doesn't look that small because he's not standing next to anything that we can really compare to.
Brendelwoman Brendelwoman 8 years
Sorry to hear that BostonChick. That's a really tough situation.
BostonChick BostonChick 8 years
So sad he only lived to be 2. So sad. :( Monday we had to put my 18 year old dog down. I feel for the owner. :(
couture-yourself couture-yourself 8 years
that's too bad. what a cutie!!
fashionplate525 fashionplate525 8 years
I am going to cry how cute he is! Poor lil guy only lived to be 2 years old? Awww! :(
Txredd Txredd 8 years
Oh, that's so sad. He was such cutie.
Brendelwoman Brendelwoman 8 years
He was only 18 ounces? Wow. Never heard about him before. That is too bad.
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