Golden retriever handed Guinness World Record for fitting most tennis balls in mouth

An adorable golden retriever has been written into the history books – as he’s smashed the world record for holding the most amount of tennis balls in his mouth in one go.

The seven-year-old pooch, named Finley, can fit a whopping six tennis balls in his mouth at once.

Finley’s impressive feat means he’s beaten the previous record of five, which stood for 17 years and was made by another golden retriever from Texas, USA.

And Finley’s record-breaking achievement has been officially documented, as he’s been recognised by the Guinness Book of Records and will feature in the 2022 edition of the brand’s annual book.

Proud owners Cheri and Rob Molloy and their daughter Erin are over the moon with their pooch’s skills and couldn’t be more excited to see Finley’s feat in writing.

Erin, from Canandaigua, New York, US, said: “It’s just so exciting.

“When I look at him, I’m like, ‘I want to squeeze you, I love you so much’.”

Finley also has his own Instagram account, and the record-breaking dog shared his “big news” with his 47,000 followers.

A post on his account read: “Big news!

“I can officially say that I am in the Guinness World Records book for 2022.

“This of course wasn’t 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.”

Finley’s family – who have had the pooch since he was a 10-week-old puppy – said they spotted he could pick up lots of balls at once when he was two years old.

And while they used to grab their phones to record him whenever he got close to breaking the world record, they no longer have to worry about getting proof that he’s the world’s best.