Purin is an extremely talented 9-year-old female Beagle and a double record holder who is described as cool, competitive, easy-going and positive by her proud owner Makoto Kumagai (Japan).

The fluffy goalkeeper broke the record for the Most balls caught by a dog with the paws in one minute after she skilfully “saved” 14 mini footballs smashing the previous record of 11 - a feat she had achieved a year earlier.

Makoto explains that they practice together for 15 minutes every day. He carefully throws each ball to Purin, who stands on her back legs and holds out her paws ready to catch them one at a time.

The record was achieved in the pair’s hometown of Japan earlier this year in the presence of an official Guinness World Records adjudicator. 

The gifted pup also holds the record for the fastest 10m travelled on a ball by a dog, after she balanced on an inflatable Swiss ball and crossed the finish line in just 11.90 seconds. 

Purin’s incredible footballing feat, along with thousands of other exciting new world records appear in the new Guinness World Records 2016 edition book which is out now. Order your copy here.

2016 Guinness World Records Books