Golden retriever enters record books for most tennis balls in his mouth

Finley is such a good boy! (Pictures: Triangle News)
Finley the golden retriever is definitely a good boy! (Pictures: Triangle News)
Most dogs like to play fetch with a stick or favourite toy but only a few good boys and girls end up in the Guinness Book of Records. Golden retriever Finley made his parents very proud after breaking the world record for holding the most tennis balls in his mouth at once.

The seven-year-old superstar managed to fit and hold an astonishing six balls between his teeth.

Finley’s title was previously held by another golden retriever called Augie, whose record of five tennis balls stood for 17 years.

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His slobbery achievement was officially documented and will feature in the 2022 edition of the annual book.

The adorable winner, who lives with his family in Ontario, Canada, started picking up multiple tennis balls on his own when he was about two-years-old.

In the following years, he worked his way up to five, and then to six.

Golden retriever Finley, from New York State, USA holds the world record for holding the most amount of tennis balls in his mouth. Proud owners Cheri and Rob Molloy and their daughter Erin are chuffed with his display of oneupdogship. PIX: FINLEY SHOWING OFF HIS RECORD BREAKING SKILL. TRIANGLE NEWS 0203 176 5581 // news@trianglenews.co.uk By Andy Crick With pix GAME, sit and match! Golden retriever Finley holds the world record for holding the most amount of tennis balls in his mouth. The seven-year-old dog can cram six in his gob at once. The pooch has beaten the previous record of five which stood for 17 years. Proud owners Cheri and Rob Molloy and their daughter Erin are chuffed with his display of oneupdogship. The feat has now been recognised by the Guinness Book of Records. The dog lives with his owners in Canandaigua, New York State, USA.
Finley won the world record for holding the most amount of tennis balls in his mouth (Picture: Triangle News)
Golden retriever Finley, from New York State, USA holds the world record for holding the most amount of tennis balls in his mouth. Proud owners Cheri and Rob Molloy and their daughter Erin are chuffed with his display of oneupdogship. PIX: FINLEY SHOWING OFF HIS RECORD BREAKING SKILL. TRIANGLE NEWS 0203 176 5581 // news@trianglenews.co.uk By Andy Crick With pix GAME, sit and match! Golden retriever Finley holds the world record for holding the most amount of tennis balls in his mouth. The seven-year-old dog can cram six in his gob at once. The pooch has beaten the previous record of five which stood for 17 years. Proud owners Cheri and Rob Molloy and their daughter Erin are chuffed with his display of oneupdogship. The feat has now been recognised by the Guinness Book of Records. The dog lives with his owners in Canandaigua, New York State, USA.
The seven-year-old dog can cram six balls in his mouth at once (Picture: Triangle News)
Golden retriever Finley, from New York State, USA holds the world record for holding the most amount of tennis balls in his mouth. Proud owners Cheri and Rob Molloy and their daughter Erin are chuffed with his display of oneupdogship. PIX: FINLEY WITH HUMAN SISTER ERIN, RIGHT. TRIANGLE NEWS 0203 176 5581 // news@trianglenews.co.uk By Andy Crick With pix GAME, sit and match! Golden retriever Finley holds the world record for holding the most amount of tennis balls in his mouth. The seven-year-old dog can cram six in his gob at once. The pooch has beaten the previous record of five which stood for 17 years. Proud owners Cheri and Rob Molloy and their daughter Erin are chuffed with his display of oneupdogship. The feat has now been recognised by the Guinness Book of Records. The dog lives with his owners in Canandaigua, New York State, USA.
Owners Cheri and Rob Molloy and their daughter Erin are chuffed with his success (Picture: Triangle News)
According to his human sister Erin Molloy, it has always been something Finley has done without any help or pressure from his family.

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Posting the exciting news on Finley’s Instagram account, the family wrote: ‘BIG NEWS! I can officially say that I am in the @guinnessworldrecords book for 2022!

‘This of course was not easy, and certainly felt like forever and a day to accomplish!

‘Thank you to all my friends and fans who have been following my tennis ball journey since the beginning—was it worth the wait?

‘I have not been active as much on social media lately, but don’t fret, I am still carrying tennis balls as you can see!’

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