Golden retriever from US is Guinness World Record holder for ‘tennis balls held in the mouth by a dog’

  • A golden retriever from the US is the Guinness World Record holder for most tennis balls held in the mouth by a dog
  • Finley Molloy has been fond of picking up tennis balls since he was just 2 years old
  • Finley’s owner said she is touched to be receiving congratulatory messages from people all over the world

Finley Molloy, a six-year-old golden retriever from the United States holds the Guinness World Record for most tennis balls held in the mouth by a dog.

Image via Instagram | Finley Molloy

Finley’s owner Erin Molloy said she noticed the dog’s fondness for picking up tennis balls when he was just 2 years old.

After years of practicing, they finally decided to give the Guinness World Records a try especially when they found out that the record holder then can hold five tennis balls.

Erin had to fill out forms, have neighbors sign witness statements, measure the size of the tennis balls, and send multiple videos of Finley doing his stunt, according to USA Today, so when they received the confirmation from Guinness, they were over the moon.

Image via Instagram | Finley Molloy

“So, I did a thing. Finley Molloy: Official Guinness World Record Holder for tennis balls in my mouth—6! It took forever and a day but we finally did it. There’s a new sheriff in town. Thank you all for the love and support. 2020 is my year!” reads the post on Finley Instagram page with almost 37,000 followers.

Erin said receiving congratulatory messages from people all over the world has been heartwarming for her.

“A lot of the messages were like, ‘We’ve been following Finley’s journey to the world record for so long, this is so well deserved, so happy you finally got it,'” she shared. “Especially with coronavirus being apparent, a lot of the response was, ‘This is the kind of news I needed today.’”

Congratulations, Finley!

Sources: Guinness World Record, USA Today, Instagram