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. 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. It 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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  • Jason0421-YYCA
    9/03/2014 - 06:56 p.m.

    I think that this dog is really cute and really smart. I think that this dog is really smart by showing us that this dog can do so many tricks and do something really amazing. I hope that one day I can meet the dog, but that may never happen. I also think that the dog is really amazing for making it in to the Guinness World Record Book by walking 9.1 meters with his hind legs.
    Critical thinking challenge: If Jiffs owners revealed their identities, how could that interfere with Jiffs popularity?
    Answer: If Jiff's owner revealed their identity it could interfere with Jeff's popularity because then the people would follow Jeff everyday.

  • AlexB.48
    9/04/2014 - 11:06 a.m.

    This dog is very talented and I admit cute. Running 10 meters on his hind in 6.56 sec. and 5 meters on his front paws in 7.76 is truly astonishing. For the critical question, I believe that revealing the owners' names would remove popularity from the dog because people would question the owner on how he was trained and what they did to get him that far.

  • ciara20152
    9/04/2014 - 01:47 p.m.

    it could interfere with his population because people will start asking the owners what did you do or how did you teach your dog this and people will start thinking its fake.

  • andrea26
    9/04/2014 - 02:13 p.m.

    Wow! He is cute and very fast. I think that if Jiff's owners revealed the identities it would affect them becasue some the people that know them would want to go to them to see Jiff.

  • warriorgirl20
    9/04/2014 - 02:18 p.m.

    This little dog is so cute. I wish Jiff was my dog so bad. He's really talented. Who ever trained him is an amazing trainer.

  • 21Olivia-May
    9/04/2014 - 02:32 p.m.

    So cute I can't believe a little dog like that could do such an amazing thing like that I think it is so adorable that little Jiff could do such a thing ! That just blows my mind and I can't believe that little Jiff is going to be in the worl record book coming out on September 10 !

  • 01Lyndsi-May
    9/04/2014 - 02:33 p.m.

    That's really cool! And the owners of Jiff should give them a pat on the back if they taught Jiff how to do those things! Also Jiff is a very unique name! That dog is also very cute!

  • 07Hanna-May
    9/04/2014 - 02:33 p.m.

    Oh my gosh your dog is so cute i wish i had a dog like that. How does your dog do it , that is so so so so so so so so so unbleavuble.

  • 10Kaleb-May
    9/04/2014 - 02:33 p.m.

    i think its that the dog can dance and its true that te dogs cute and it silly how its in the clothes its wierd how a dog can dance on two legs

  • kellyj-Stu
    9/05/2014 - 08:23 a.m.

    I think it's super amazing how such a little dog could make such a big accomplishment to go that far, especially on it's back legs.

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