A puppy born barely three weeks ago could well set the record for being the world's tiniest dog.
Beyonce, a female Dachshund named after the pop star, was so small when she was born on 8th March that she could fit into a spoon.
At two weeks, say animal rescuers in Northern California, she was about the
size of a business
The Grace Foundation, based in El Dorado County, says animal control picked up Beyonce's pregnant mother, and she subsequently gave birth to a litter of five adorable puppies.
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 adds Beyonce will be ready for adoption in another fortnight.
It has also submitted an application to
Guinness World Records for world's smallest dog.