This little dogs got the moves!
This little dogs got the moves! Jiff, a 4-year-old Pomeranian, walks on his two front legs on the floor in his Los Angeles home (AP photos)
This little dogs got the moves!
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Jiff was already cute, lovable and talented and now he's proven he's speedy too.

The 4-year-old, 5-pound Pomeranian blazed into the 60th edition of the Guinness World Records book that comes out Sept. 10.

He can run 10 meters (9.1 yards) on his hind legs in 6.56 seconds and 5 meters (4.55 yards) on his front paws in 7.76 seconds. Both times are faster than any other dog on the planet has clocked.

It's the first glimpse of the new book, and Jiff appears in it in 3-D. He's used to the spotlight, as a regular on television, a model and a social media phenom. His owners have remained anonymous so they don't detract from his popularity.

Besides running, Jiff also shakes, closes doors, covers his eyes, stamps his autograph, bows and skateboards.

Critical thinking challenge: If Jiffs owners revealed their identities, how could that interfere with Jiffs popularity?

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  • devonm-3
    9/15/2014 - 10:20 p.m.

    This article is about a cute little and talented dog named, Jiff. JIff is a dog in the Pomeranian speicies and is shaved for a cute toy like look. He has been in the Guinnes World Record Book for one of his many talents. Jiff has a special and famious tallent, he can run really fast, on his hind and frout legs! Jiffs fastest time is ten meters in 6.56 seconts. Wow. The adorable and famous Jiff even has his own book in 3-D. Jiff aside from having his own book and world record has been on TV and been a dog model too. Jiff's owners remain annoymous so all the attention is on cute little Jiff. Jiff can do some other cool, tricks too. Jiff can open doors and shake, also. I liked this aricle because, this dog is super cute and talented. THis tiny dog has more talent than some people i know its amazing. Jiff is a talented, smart and super cute doggie.

  • melissag-Orv
    9/18/2014 - 10:20 p.m.

    That's adorable. All dogs are different just like all humans are different. I love stories like this because the owners dong want to take attention from their dog that has proved how special he is! I hope that little dog has a lot of fun running faster than me on two legs!

  • RTyler-Sti
    10/02/2014 - 10:16 a.m.

    I think this article is cute because a dog walking on 2 paws is something you can't see everyday. It is just so amazing to see. I have a dog that does absolutely nothing at all, she's a lazy puppy.

  • logan2014-Sch
    2/13/2015 - 03:26 p.m.

    My dog CeCe is a really cool dog like this one she can do tricks like play dead, dance, ballerina. She is also very cute like this dog in the story.

  • Steve0620-yyca
    10/27/2015 - 09:09 p.m.

    I think that this dog named Jiff is pretty amazing. He can run 10 meters (9.1 yards) on his hind legs in 6.56 seconds and 5 meters (4.55 yards) on his front paws in 7.76 seconds. He is really fast. If people knew who his owner was, then they would probably try to go to the owner and ask him all about the dog and focus their attention more on the owner rather than the dog. People might think that it was amazing for the owner to have trained and cared for such a fast dog. The dog has even come out on the 60th edition of the Guinness World Records that comes out in September 10th.

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