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    Britain's Tiniest Dog Is Smaller Than A Grapefruit

    And juuuuuust big enough for a little cuddle.

    This is Tyson.

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    Tyson is a Lhasa Apso/Chihuahua cross, and he lives in Lincolnshire with Rosemarie McLinden and her family.

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    Oh, he's also just four inches tall. That's about the size of a standard grapefruit.

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    In fact, Tyson can stand comfortably on McLinden's outstretched hand – which could make him Britain's littlest dog. "I've been doing a lot of research and I can't see a smaller dog anywhere in the entire country," McLinden told The Express.

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    Tyson hasn't grown much since birth, when he was rejected by his siblings and was even too small to breastfeed. Instead, he was fed through a pipette by hand.

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    But, although no collars fit him – and his larger siblings occasionally mistake him for a toy – Tyson is doing well, as you can see from this video.

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