Underwritten by American Pet Insurance Company
Barks and Mewsings logo

Welcome to the
Trupanion Blog

Trupanion's Blog is dedicated to help educate people with pet insurance and pet health information, but more importantly, to have fun!

Lucy, The World’s Smallest Working Dog

When we think “working dog”, it’s usually a German Shepherd police dog or a Labrador Retriever seeing-eye dog that comes to mind. But Lucy the Yorkshire Terrier sets a new standard for working dog. In fact, she has set the world record as being the world’s smallest working dog!

At just 5.7inches high, this 2.5 pound ball of fur is a certified therapy dog who works with the elderly and disabled. Lucy works with a program called Leashes of Love in Smithville, New Jersey and makes regular visits to hospitals, nursing homes, and schools.

Lucy beat the previous record holder who was a search and rescue dog in Japan, weighing 6 pounds.

Read more at the Daily Mail.

About Stacy @Trupanion

Stacy Kowalchuk is a dog mom to her rescued Whippet-mix, Ellie. During the week, you can find Stacy surfing (the internet, that is) and managing Trupanion's presence in the social media world. In her free time, Stacy likes to bake, especially cupcakes! To balance her culinary affinity, she also likes to stay active, especially with activities that include her dog such as hiking and going to dog parks.

One Response to Lucy, The World’s Smallest Working Dog

  1. What a lovely itty-bitty.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

4 + 6 =

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>