According to Guinness World Records, a four-year-old Boston terrier from Texas has the largest dog eyes on the planet.
“My vet joked a few months ago about submitting his photo to Guinness and I just went for it,” the master revealed, explaining that she didn’t really notice her pooch’s enormous eyeballs until many of her friends and family started commenting on their size.
“I honestly feel like he would be really happy about it… some people do make fun of him for his looks, but I feel like he would go up to them and say: “Haha, look where I am now, I’ve got a record for my looks!”” she told Guinness.
Bruschi’s giant googly eyes were found to measure 28 millimetres in diameter each, or roughly the size of a watch face.
“Honestly, Bruschi’s record,”18-year-old Victoria Reed told The Huffington Post, laughing. “I’m not sure I’m going to graduation. Maybe if I could bring him, but I don’t think they allow animals.”
Bruschi, who was named after former New England Patriots linebacker Tedy Bruschi, came into Reed’s house three years ago when she found him while working at Operation Kindness, a no-kill shelter near Arlington, Texas.
The recorddog was adopted from a rescue centre in August 2009. Abuse by his They love each other, they play together, sleep together every thing togetherprevious owner has led him to suffer from inflamed intestines, meaning he can now only eat bland food and treats. But he is safe and happy in his new home with Victoria.
“I had another Boston Terrier, but I saw him and he jumped up in my arms and wouldn’t leave,” she said.
Bruschi gets on wonderfully with his buddy Toby: “They love each other: they play together, sleep together… do everything together.”
It was found out that the dog’s eyes haven’t always been earning him world records; in 2011, one of his eyes popped out of its socket. Luckily, a local veterinarian managed to patch it up and is now perfectly fine – minus the fact that he can’t see in front of him.
The dog with the most enormous eyes in the world only as peripheral vision, but he still remains a very energetic and attention-seeking dog.
Ms Reed said: “He’s up and down, jumpy, hyper, always by my side twitching and wiggling. He always snorts… it’s so loud you can hear him in another room, or when you’re on the phone with someone – I usually can’t hear the tv either!”
Bruschi also loves dressing up, and particularly enjoys wearing t-shirts, and bandanas. He has an overflowing bucket full of different outfits in his home.
18-year-old has her own plans how to use her dog’s new found fame. She intends to raise awareness about Operation Kindness, but also hopes to use their celebrity status to “meet the world’s largest dog and other dog record holders.”
Upon getting official confirmation of their feat, Reed immediately informed Bruschi, who she said took to the news particularly well.
“He started barking,” she said. “He shook his body. He can’t shake his tail because it was broken and then set wrong.”