Tiny puppy in California could be world's smallest

Tiny puppy in California could be world's smallest

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This March 10, 2012 photo provided by El Dorado DOG Photography shows a female Dachshund mix named Beyonce on top of an iPhone in El Dorado Hills, Calif. The puppy named after one of the world's biggest pop stars could set the world's record for tiniest dog. Animal rescuers in Northern California say that Beyonce was so small at birth that she could fit into a spoon. (AP Photo/El Dorado DOG Photography, Lisa Van Dyke) NO SALES NO ARCHIVE MANDATORY CREDIT

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by KMOV Web Producer

KMOV.com

Posted on March 26, 2012 at 7:28 PM

Updated Monday, Mar 26 at 7:44 PM

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- A puppy named after one of the world's biggest pop stars could set the world's record for tiniest dog. 

Animal rescuers in Northern California say the female Dachshund mix, named Beyonce, was so small at birth that she could fit into a spoon. At two weeks, she's about the size of a business card.

The Grace Foundation, based in El Dorado County, says animal control picked up Beyonce's pregnant mother, and she gave birth to a litter of five on March 8. 

Beyonce was the last one delivered, and was born without a heartbeat. Veterinarians managed to revive her through chest compressions and mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. 

The foundation says she'll be ready for adoption in about two weeks.
   Meanwhile, it has submitted an application to Guinness World Records for world's smallest dog.

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