Guinness World Records has confirmed an amazing new record for Sailor the poodle, who has achieved the brand new title Fastest 10m on a walking globe by a dog in an incredible 33.22 seconds at Hawthorn Middle School South in Vernon Hills, Illinois, USA. On the day, Sailor also achieved another amazing record title which we'll be revealing soon here on guinnessworldrecords.com
Sailor’s owner, Alex Rothacker rescued him when he was just six months old, after a vet told him that the pup was aggressive and going to be put down. After adopting Sailor, the experienced dog trainer started teaching him a variety of tricks and balancing stunts.
According to Rothacker, when Sailor hears people laugh he gets excited because “he knows he’s making people happy."
“The greatest thing in life is making people happy and performing and making people laugh... And that’s what Sailor does.”
Apart from training dogs, Rothaker has a big passion for Guinness World Records and he has been collecting the annuals since he was a kid.
Talented pooch Sailor is no stranger to the Guinness World Records family, as he previously held the record for Fastest time to climb 20 stairs by a dog on hind legs, which he achieved in 18.19 seconds on the set of NBC’s Today Show in September 2015. The record was broken by a dog named Arsenal in January.
As far as preparation goes, Sailor trains for at least a year and a half before he attempts a record.
Sailor’s owner, is also a common fixture in the Guinness World Records archives. He has trained many record-breaking dogs including Sweet Pea, who holds the record for the Fastest 100m with a can balanced on head by a dog. The record stands at 2 minutes and 55 seconds and was achieved in Illinois, USA in September 2008.
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