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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