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10/25/2012 05:32 pm ET

Polish Terrier, Suni, Hopes To Win Title Of World's Smallest Dog (VIDEO)

There have been a lot of notable contenders recently for the coveted title of world's smallest dog -- but a new lightweight terrier from Poland may have just what it takes to snag the top spot.

Suni, a 3-month-old terrier from Jarocin, Poland, weights in at a measly 3.25 ounces, reports ABC News.

At birth, the tiny puppy weighed just 1.58 ounces, and it was questionable whether she would survive at all.

"It's a miracle Suni is even alive," the dog's owner Anna Pohl told the Gazeta Jarocinska. "When her mother Pusia started giving birth to her litter, I thought at first she had passed a piece of placenta and was about to throw it away when it suddenly started moving."

Pohl, however, worked hard to keep Suni alive, feeding her every hour day and night.

Sometimes I ran out of strength, had to call out of work," Pohl told MSN News.

Suni is a healthy puppy now, despite the fact that veterinarians predict she will not grow much more.

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"She eats on her own now.. but she's too small to bathe. She eats Gerber baby food on her own," Pohl said. "You can tell by her round belly that she's got a good appetite."

But all those sleepless nights keeping Suni alive could soon pay off if the itty-bitty dog breaks the Guinness Book of World Records’ current record for World’s Smallest Dog.

However, Suni will have to wait a little longer before she can actually be in the running -- Guinness stipulates that all dogs must be at least a year old before they can compete.

Suni joins the ranks of big named-pooches like Beyonce, the tiny pup who fit in a tablespoon at birth and, who, at 2-weeks-old was just the size of an iPhone. Then there's Milly, the pint-sized Chihuahua from Puerto Rico, who had to be fed with an eyedropper when she was born. At 3 months of age, Milly stood just 3 inches tall.

It will be a serious race when Suni, Beyonce and Milly all reach the required age to be considered for the record.

According to the Daily Mail, the current record holder for smallest dog in terms of height is Boo Boo, a 4-inch tall female Chihuahua from Kentucky. The smallest dog in terms of length is Heaven Sent Brandy, a 6-inch long female Chihuahua from Florida.

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