1. Dock Jumping: Baxter (Belgian Malinois)
Leaped 29’7” in May 2011, setting the new all-time record.
2. Best Tracker: Sauer (Doberman Pinscher)
A police-trained pinscher, Sauer tracked a thief 100 miles across the Great Karroo in South Africa by scent alone.
3. Longest Ears: Tigger (Bloodhound)
13.75” (left), 13.5 (right).
4. Drug Sniffing: General W-235
Enlisted in the US Army, General was the only drug-sniffing dog with a 100% arrest record, with 220 searches, 220 arrests, and more than 330 seizures of contraband. He was put down in 1983, age twelve.
5. Oldest Dog: Bluey (Australian Cattle Dog)
Born 7 June 1910 in Rochester, Victoria, Australia, Bluey herded sheep and cattle until his death on 14 November 1939, at the age of 29 years, 5 months, and 7 days.
6. Smallest Dog: Elwood (Jack Russell Terrier)
3.5” tall, 15oz.
8. Heaviest Dog: Zorba (English Mastiff)
343lbs., 8’3” long.
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