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Small In Stature, Big At Heart

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Pint sized pups aren’t always what they seem. They may not be able to see above the kitchen table, but hey, they are certainly big enough to fill our hearts!

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Famous Small Dogs in History:

– Smoky the WWII Mascot – Four pound Yorkshire terrier that flew combat missions in WWII. Smoky was found in a foxhole by an American soldier and sold to Corporal Bill Wynn for $6. Wynn kept Smoky on the battlefield and in fighter planes for the next two years, teaching him tricks and allowing him to comfort wounded soldiers along the way. This earned Smoky the title of first therapy dog on record!

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Image Credit: iStockphoto | Courtesy of William A. Wynne | AP Photo/NASA, | AP Photo/Douglas C. Pizac | Getty Images |

– Benji – Since 1974, the mixed-breed mutt has captured our hearts on film. The first Benji’s real name was Higgins, and he was adopted from the Burbank Animal Shelter. In fact, the American Humane Society reported that more than one million dogs were adopted from shelters around the country during Benji’s time!

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Image Credit: iStockphoto | Courtesy of William A. Wynne | AP Photo/NASA, | AP Photo/Douglas C. Pizac | Getty Images |

For more info on small dogs and surprising facts, visit animalplanet.com

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