updated 12/17/2012 AT 4:00 PM ET
•originally published 12/17/2012 AT 5:20 PM ET
Nine weeks ago, a very tiny star was born.
Her name is Lacey, and she’s a miniscule chihuahua from Old Leake, England, who fits into a coat fashioned out of a baby’s sock. Yup, you read that right.
Lacey’s owner Sharon Johnstone is hoping the little dog, who weighs less than a pound, measures just 6 inches long and has made headlines in the U.K., can nab a very big title – that of Britain’s smallest dog.
The pint-sized pooch may fit comfortably inside a small coffee cup, but she’s still bigger than Meysi, a puppy born earlier this year in Jarocin, Poland, who measures just 2.75 inches long. The tiny terrier, who is about the size of a can of Coke, could be the world’s smallest canine.