NJ mini terrier named smallest working dog

Posted Jan. 11, 2012, at 7:17 p.m.

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This Jan. 7, 2012 photo provided by Howie Williams shows Lucy, with her Guinness Book record certificate for smallest working dog in the world, in Smithville, N.J.
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This Jan. 7, 2012 photo provided by Howie Williams shows Lucy, with her Guinness Book record certificate for smallest working dog in the world, in Smithville, N.J.
In this Jan. 7, 2012 photo provided by Howie Williams, Lucy, a mini Yorkshire terrier held by owner Sally Leone Montufar, receives a kiss from 11-year-old Sean Hebron, of Jackson, N.J.
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In this Jan. 7, 2012 photo provided by Howie Williams, Lucy, a mini Yorkshire terrier held by owner Sally Leone Montufar, receives a kiss from 11-year-old Sean Hebron, of Jackson, N.J.

ABSECON, N.J. — A mini Yorkshire terrier from New Jersey is now in the Guinness Book of World Records.

Tiny Lucy, who weighs just 2½ pounds, was named the world’s smallest working dog last week, bumping out a 6.6-pound police dog in Japan.

Three-year-old Lucy works as a therapy dog through the Cherry Hill program Leashes of Love.

She was headed for a pound two years ago when a woman brought her into the Paw Dazzle pet boutique in Smithville.

Shop owner Sally Leone Montufar decided to keep her. She tells The Courier-Post of Cherry Hill the Yorkie was lethargic then. But Lucy was brought back to health and has been trained for her therapy work. She visits hospitals, nursing homes and special schools, often wearing dresses and bonnets.

 

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