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Tiny US puppy that could fit into spoon at birth might set record for world's smallest

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - A puppy named after one of the world's biggest pop stars could set the world's record for tiniest dog.

Animal rescuers in Northern California say the female Dachshund mix, named Beyonce, was so small at birth that she could fit into a spoon. At two weeks, she's about the size of a business card.

The Grace Foundation, based in El Dorado County, says animal control picked up Beyonce's pregnant mother, and she gave birth to a litter of five on March 8.

Beyonce was the last one delivered, and was born without a heartbeat. Veterinarians managed to revive her through chest compressions and mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. - A puppy named after one of the world's biggest pop stars could set the world's record for tiniest dog.

Animal rescuers in Northern California say the female Dachshund mix, named Beyonce, was so small at birth that she could fit into a spoon. At two weeks, she's about the size of a business card.

This March 10, 2012 photo provided by El Dorado DOG Photography shows a female Dachshund mix named Beyonce as she is fed in El Dorado Hills, Calif. The puppy named after one of the world's biggest pop stars could set the world's record for tiniest dog. Animal rescuers in Northern California say that Beyonce was so small at birth that she could fit into a spoon. (AP Photo/El Dorado DOG Photography, Lisa Van Dyke) NO SALES NO ARCHIVE MANDATORY CREDIT

This March 10, 2012 photo provided by El Dorado DOG Photography shows a female Dachshund mix named Beyonce as she is fed in El Dorado Hills, Calif. The puppy named after one of the world's biggest pop stars could set the world's record for tiniest dog. Animal rescuers in Northern California say that Beyonce was so small at birth that she could fit into a spoon. (AP Photo/El Dorado DOG Photography, Lisa Van Dyke) NO SALES NO ARCHIVE MANDATORY CREDIT

The Grace Foundation, based in El Dorado County, says animal control picked up Beyonce's pregnant mother, and she gave birth to a litter of five on March 8.

Beyonce was the last one delivered, and was born without a heartbeat. Veterinarians managed to revive her through chest compressions and mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.

The foundation says she'll be ready for adoption in about two weeks.

It has submitted an application to Guinness World Records for world's smallest dog.

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