Macho packed the files; Little Russell Terrier is fastest dog to operate bases at MLB Stadium – Daily News
It is official. Macho the nimble, balloon-biting Russell Terrier is a world record holder.
Macho grew up to be the fastest dog to ever run the bases at a Major League Baseball stadium, sliding the base trails at Dodger Stadium in 21.06 seconds on Friday, September 24th.
The tiny speedster was measured by a Guinness World Records referee who flew from New York to Los Angeles to document the historic dog appointment.
“I didn’t sleep at all, nervousness,” said macho owner and trainer Lori Signs. “No matter what, he’s still a dog. It could be a stray pigeon, a gopher, or a falling leaf. We all just held our breath. “
Lucy Pets Russell Terrier Macho sits alongside his Guinness World Records plaque after setting the world rankings for the fastest time for a dog to run around the bases. Macho set the file to be 21.06 seconds on Friday, September 24, 2021 at Dodger Stadium. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News / SCNG)
After spending a year and a half teaching his four-legged amazement the intricacies of baserunning, it all ended up on a lap around the bases in the legendary house of Dodger Blue.
Macho, sponsored by the Lucy Pet Foundation and Lucy Pet Foods, was prepared for his little journey.
Small balloons were placed on the bases to inspire the San Fernando Valley pooch to contact each base as it rolled around – a requirement for the Guinness World Record.
Why balloons? He loves her or hates her; its owner is not sure. But he certainly bangs her. With pleasure.
The characters beamed with satisfaction as she told of the record run her four-paw student had managed.
“He was perfect,” she said. “He did a Grand Slam home run. It was wonderful. I am so proud.”
Macho had to hit a time of 24 seconds to set the file. Not a disadvantage.
“He smoked it,” said Signs. “I started crying when he crossed the house sign. All my feelings advanced here. “
Later, after a well-deserved relaxation, Macho dined on a plate of prime rib in the house. Probably tastier than a balloon, if not much less attractive.