- 5 total number
- アメリカ合衆国 (Dallas)
The world record for the most tennis balls held in the mouth by a dog at one time is five. Augie, a golden retriever owned by the Miller family in Dallas, Texas, USA, successfully gathered and held all five regulation-sized tennis balls on 6 July 2003. Sadly Augie had to be put down in December 2004 due to a tumour.
Three and a half years before his record breaking success, at the age of five, Augie won the 'Beggin Strips' Stupid Dog Tricks Contest' at Grapevine Mills mall. His prize was $500 (£325)and a six month supply of Beggin Strips treats.
After winning the local contest with Letterman/Purina Beggin Strips, it place Augie in the running that year to win nationally, which he did. By the time the contest was over, Augie went on to win $5,000.00, a trip to New York City for 2 with 3 nights stay, and tickets to go see a live David Letterman Show! All the Miller family went along and had a great trip. Augie never appeared on the Letterman show or was he ever asked to. He did however appear as a contestant on Animal Planets Pet Star. Although he did not win on this show, he did his trick perfectly!