Wimbledon has officially begun, however it is not just us humans that love to watch a tennis ball fly through the air…

Big or small, wiry or smooth-coated, droolers or non-droolers; all breeds love the humble yellow ball.

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There is actually a world record for the number of tennis balls held in a dogs mouth! The current record is held by Augie, a Golden Retriever from Dallas, Texas. Augie set the record in 2003 where he successfully held 5 standard sized tennis balls in his mouth.

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Dogs can often be found gazing lovingly at these mysteriously captivating balls, oblivious to the rest of the world.

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Some can even do clever tricks with them….

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Others just roll around in a joyous daze.


The depths these passionate pooches go to for their favourite toy should never be underestimated.

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This pup looks ready to take on the competitors – ‘Just call me Roger Fur-derer!’

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If your dog loves tennis balls so much, you could make a bed out of them! Warning: bed chewing may occur regularly.

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‘Don’t worry ball, you have my bed – I prefer the floor anyway’

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Even the most pampered pooches can’t keep themselves away from the glorious neon balls.


This pup won’t let anything get in the way of him retrieving his tennis ball.

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Need a new tennis ball themed game to play with your pooch? Try tennis ball cupcakes; place a tennis ball in each tin of an old cake tray, but also place some treats under the tennis balls for your pooch to find!

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Some dogs have such a love affair with the tennis ball they have even made a video about it – take this pup for example:

We sure all the tennis fandogs are wishing Rusty & Maggie May’s owner Andy Murray (2013’s Men’s Singles winner at Wimbledon) the best of luck in this years tournament!

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