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  Pocket-pooch is Britain's smallest pup
Updated 08 March 2002, 12.49

An eight-centimetre-high furball is thought to be Britain's tiniest dog.

Dylan weighed just 25 grammes when he was born 10 weeks ago and is only a third the size he should be.

He'll be fully grown at nine months but is still likely to be smaller than usual.

Click here to see more pix of the dinky dog


Dylan's so small he can fit in a shoe!
He's a papillon breed which is French for 'butterfly' - after their butterfly-shaped ears. They're generally small.

But Dylan's so tiny he can't even wear a collar - they just slip right off!

He was reared on baby rusks and milk. Vets didn't expect him to survive after his mum nearly squashed him.

Miniature meals

Now he eats two teaspoons of chicken and rice for each meal from a budgie's dish!

Dylan's owner Barbara Jones said: "Everyone who meets him wants to pop him in their pocket and take him home!"

He lives in Barnstaple in Devon with five other dogs and a cat.

"Dylan is the boss", said Barbara. "The cat just flops around after him."

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