Upstate NY Dog Sets Guinness World Record For Holding 6 Tennis Balls In Mouth

WCBS 880 Newsroom
May 27, 2020 - 3:29 pm
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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — An upstate New York dog has set a Guinness World Record by holding six tennis balls in his mouth.

Finley Molloy, a 6-year-old Golden Retriever in Canandaigua, started cramming tennis balls in his mouth all on his own when he was 2.  

Soo I did a thing-- Finley Molloy: Official Guinness World Record Holder for tennis balls in my mouth—6! It took forever & a day but we finally did it. There’s a new sheriff in town-- Thank you all for the love & support. 2020 is my year! ♥️----

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Another Golden Retriever had set the record in 2003, with five balls in his mouth.

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The Molloy family tells USA Today that after a year of trying, they are relieved Finley's record has been certified so they don't have to scramble for their phones and record him every time he starts picking up tennis balls.

Finley's journey to becoming a world record holder has been documented on his Instagram account, where he has more than 36,000 followers from all over the world.

What’s a celebration without cake-- • • • • • • • #goldenretriever #retriever #retrieverpuppies #dogsofinstagram #doggo #puppylove #golden #goldenlovers #dogstagram #followme #goldenretrieverpuppy #goldenboy #goodboy #tennis #dog #dogsofinstaworld #cuteboy #picoftheday #wintertime #worldrecord #guinnessworldrecord #dogsofinsta #goldensofig #goldensofinsta #iggoldens #retriever #retrieverig #retrieversgram #animalsinfluence #like #stayhome

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Finley celebrated his victory with a backyard gathering with some of his fellow four-legged friends and a special "hound" cake from BONES Dog Bakery in Rochester.

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