Two rescue dogs are being honored for their special talents by being featured in the Guinness Worlds Records for 2019.
Geronimo, a border collie mix, and a greyhound named Feather, are being recognized for their record-breaking jumping abilities, with each having a unique spin on the talent.
Geronimo is a jump-roping queen. Not only is she the record holder for most jumps by a dog in a minute (91), but she also holds the most double-dutch skips record in a minute at 128.
Feather’s jumping skill isn’t about speed, but rather height. She is the record holder for highest jump at an impressive 75.5 inches, or 6.3 feet.
“Once she [Feather] knew that going over the hurdle was what I wanted, she was like ‘oh, ok’. And by the time I got to 60 inches, it was just like nothing for her,” owner Samantha Valle told Guinness World Records. “[S]he just amazes me every single day.”
Valle, a resident of Maryland, also happens to be the owner of Geronimo. The border collie mix took about six weeks to master her double-dutch skills. Feather works on her jumping three times a week to improve her stamina.
Valle, just like many other dog parents out there, knows the power of adoption.
“I feel like people have a lot of misconceptions about rescue dogs,” she says. “Like ‘oh someone threw it away, there must be something wrong with it’ – but I really enjoy taking people’s throwaway animals and making them into something great.”