The smallest puppy in the world has been named after singer Beyonce Knowles!

A daschund-mix, the puppy was so tiny when she was born, she could actually fit into a spoon - she measured less than four inches, according to a report in The Sun.

Beyonce was born to mother Casey, who was found abandoned on the streets of California and about to be euthanised, when the Grace Foundation of Northern California rescued her. Beyonce was born 8 March.

Due to her extraordinarily small size, Beyonce needed to be bottle-fed every hour because her mouth was too small to be able to nurse properly. In two weeks time, however, she has reached the size of an iPhone!

Fortunately, the tiny pup has been declared to be healthy and normal!

Meanwhile, the foundation has submitted an application to the Guinness World Records, for Beyonce to be considered the world's smallest puppy.

The previous record was held by a Chihuahua called Boo Boo, who measures 10.16cm (4in) and lives with Lana Elswick, of Raceland, US.

Take a glimpse of the cute and small Beyonce...

Beyonce, a Dachshund mix female puppy, is pictured on an iPhone in this March 10, 2012 handout photo. Beyonce, who weighed just 1 ounce and could fit into a teaspoon when found, could be the world's smallest dog, according to animal rescuers in Northern California who found her abandoned in San Bernardino, California. The rescuers have submitted an application to Guinness World Records for Beyonce to be considered the world's smallest dogReuters
Beyonce, a Dachshund mix female puppy, is seen here being hand fed in this March 10, 2012 handout photo. Beyonce, who weighed just 1 ounce and could fit into a teaspoon when found, could be the world's smallest dog, according to animal rescuers in Northern California who found her abandoned in San Bernardino, California. The rescuers have submitted an application to Guinness World Records for Beyonce to be considered the world's smallest dog.Reuters
Beyonce, a Dachshund mix female puppy, is seen here sitting next to a ruler in this March 10, 2012 handout photo. Beyonce, who weighed just 1 ounce and could fit into a teaspoon when found, could be the world's smallest dog, according to animal rescuers in Northern California who found her abandoned in San Bernardino, California. The rescuers have submitted an application to Guinness World Records for Beyonce to be considered the world's smallest dogReuters