Beyonce: Smallest dog in the world?

Talk about the runt of the litter: A ChihuahuaDachshund mix puppy born in Sacramento, CA, could earn the Guinness World Record as the smallest dog in the world.

Puppy Beyonce perched on an iPhone. (Photo credit: El Dorado Dog Photography)

Beyonce, named after the world-famous celebrity, weighs 4 ounces and is expected to grow to 1.5 pounds. She came from a litter of five puppies, but was almost never born. Beyonce’s mother Casey was pregnant and abandoned and, at one point, slated to be euthanized by animal control. Mama was eventually saved by The Grace Foundation.

But the puppy escaped death yet again. On March 8, Beyonce was born without vital signs, and veterinarian had to get her heart beating, and a member of the shelter staff used mouth-to-mouth techniques to resuscitate the newborn.

The bottle-fed pup is expected to live a normal life. Beyonce can only claim the Guinness title when it’s full grown. The current Smallest Dog in the World, a Yorkshire Terrier named Lucy, weighs 2.5 pounds.

ABC World News produced a video story on Beyonce: