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Golden Retriever hopes to enter record books with this unbelievable skill

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Dog owners often feel proud seeing their pups perform tricks. But for the owners of one Golden Retriever, they hope his skills will break a Guinness World Record.

By Zoë Monk

Published on the 08/02/2020, 19:00, Updated on the 08/02/2021, 13:32

Meet Finley.


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He’s a gorgeous 6-year old Golden Retriever living in New York who loves tennis balls. In fact, he loves them so much, it could see him break a world record.


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What a mouthful!

This pup can fit an incredible six tennis balls in his mouth, all at once. Finley’s owners Cheri and Rob Molloy hope that their beloved pup will be able to steal the crown from current Guinness World Record holder, Augie. Augie, also a Golden Retriever, set the world record in 2003, holding five tennis balls in their mouth.


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Finley has been working on his incredible ball skills since he was a two-year-old pup and can get all six balls into his mouth without any help.

While Finley’s human parents have the video evidence proving he beats the record, the strict requirements mean they have a long wait to get Finley’s skills acknowledged.


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Internet star

But the long wait isn’t stopping Finley from practising his ball skills. His Instagram account has nearly 250 videos and photos showing him playing and having fun, and of course, keeping tennis balls in his mouth. With nearly 30k followers, Finley already has a big fanbase and that’s only set to grow once he finally gets crowned Guinness World Record holder.

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