5-Pound Pomeranian Is World's Fastest on 2 Feet

August 27, 2014 - 9:04 PM

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In this Oct. 4, 2013 photo provided by Guinness World Records, Jiff, a 4-year-old Pomeranian, walks on his two front legs on the floor in his Los Angeles home. Jiff blazed into the 60th edition of the Guinness World Records book due out Sept. 10, 2014 after running 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. (AP Photo/Guinness World Records, Kevin Scott Ramos) NO SALES NO ARCHIVING ONE-TIME USE ONLY

LOS ANGELES (AP) — 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 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.