The tiny puppy is three and half weeks old but has only just opened her eyes (Photos)

Was born weighing 1.3 ounces - little more than a hen's egg - a third of the size of other puppies her type
Although other dogs like her can grow to 15 pounds when grown, vets say she will only reach 1.5 pounds
They may be very different sizes, but they are the very best of friends.

Mini - Britain's tiniest dog - has proved that size does not matter when it comes to having fun as she cuddles up to her pal.

It is the first time the brave little terrier has clapped eyes on her friend, as she has only just opened her eyes.

Mini was the second born in a litter of Chihuahua- Yorkshire terrier cross puppies, and weighed just 1.3 ounces.

The average weight for a puppy of this type is 4.5 ounces and they can weigh up to 15 pounds when fully grown.

But vets believe she will only be about 1.5 pounds when she is fully grown.

Owner Emma Williams did not hold out much hope that the tiny three and half week pup would make it, as she was so small her brothers and sisters would nose her out of the way as they jostled for milk.

The 29 year old, from Sandbanks, Dorset, decided to boost her growth by hand rearing the little one with formula milk, and now the puppy is able to open her eyes and see the world for the first time.

She said: 'It is like having a baby.'

Here's looking at you kid: The pair have become fast friends - especially as Mini has now opened her eyes

Mini: The tiny terrier is believed to be Britain's smallest dog, after she was born weighing little more than an egg

Going for a dip: The pocket-sized pooch was so small she had to be hand reared by her owner

Ready to watch the box: The little dog is dwarfed next to the television control

Oh my dog: The puppy could easily be overlooked in the thick pile of the carpet she lies in

Champagne moment: Owner Emma Williams celebrated when tiny Mini opened her eyes for the first time

Responses to "The pocket sized puppy pal: Mini, Britain's smallest dog opens her eyes for the first time as she is dwarfed by sheepdog "

  1. Anonymous says:

    Oh so beautiful! And so very precious! :) X x

  2. FulviaChristine says:

    God Bless Mini- what a truly beautiful little treasure !

  3. Anonymous says:

    i would LOVE LOVE LOVE to have one just like her.

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