Toby the whippet sets new dog balloon-popping world record

By Daniel Uria  |  April 12, 2017 at 4:09 PM
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April 12 (UPI) -- A dog from Canada set a new record as the world's fastest balloon-popping canine.

A purebred whippet from Calgary, named Toby, set a new Guinness World Record for "Fastest time to pop 100 balloons by a dog" by bursting the balloons in 36.53 seconds.

"Toby and I have volunteered as entertainment for the community for all of our lives together," owner Christie Springs said. "Popping balloons was just one of Toby's many talents. He has always been amazing to me and others."

Toby set the record at the YMCA in Calgary on his 9th birthday as he frantically ran around and used his teeth and paws to pop the balloons while Springs cheered him on.

Springs and Toby were inspired to attempt the record after witnessing previous record-holder, Twinkie the Jack Russell terrier, pop 100 balloons in 39.08 seconds in 2016.

Springs said the two trained by filling a pool with balloons for Toby to pop while entertaining neighbors.

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