Whippet Pops Them Good As He Breaks World Record [Video]
So, you may not know that dogs-popping-balloons is a thing, but it is. A competitive one at that! And, one that Guinness World Records takes note of, as a purebred whippet named Toby has just set the world’s record for ‘Fastest time to pop 100 balloons by a dog’!
Whippets are known to be fast; in fact, they are the fastest accelerating dogs in the world! But balloon popping is a specialized ‘sport’ and one that Toby began several years ago by simply chasing a balloon that happened by him on an afternoon walk.
The Calgary whippet broke the current record for such a feat, previously held by Jack Russell Terrier Twinkie at 39.08 seconds, by popping 100 balloons in 36.53 seconds on his 9th birthday. His mama, Christie Springs, said that she and Toby watched Twinkie break the record and decided they’d give it a shot since Toby loved popping balloons so much.
Springs frantically cheered Toby on with chants of, “Faster! Faster, Toby!” and he happily obliged with paws and teeth as he went after every balloon that had the nerve to be in his path!
Springs says that Toby is an amazing dog and watching this video, we have to agree!
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