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Guinness recognizes longest dog tongue

Puggy, a tiny 10-year-old Pekingese living in Texas, has been recognized by the 2011 edition of Guinness World Records for having the longest tongue of any dog.

Judges confirmed that Puggy’s tongue is 4.5 inches long, which, though a bit freakish for his size, doesn’t seem all that world record breaking to me.

Possibly they are just measuring that portion of tongue that protrudes from the mouth; or possibly they are looking at tongues in relation to a dog’s overall size. Nevertheless, it’s still a pretty big tongue.

According to The Telegraph, Puggy was abandoned by a breeder as a pup because of his looks, but then taken in by a Texas couple.

“‘People who meet Puggy for the first time do a lot of double takes; they are in total disbelief and are amused by his unique appearance,” said Becky Stanford, Puggy’s owner.

”It means a great deal to us that he has accomplished what he has. From being a stray dog, being dumped, to being a Guinness World Record Holder is just phenomenal. I just can’t believe it.”


Comment from Quiksilver
Time September 20, 2010 at 3:24 pm

that is not normal

Comment from leah
Time September 20, 2010 at 6:26 pm

cute dog ibut i really feel bad

Comment from Brenna
Time September 20, 2010 at 9:04 pm

This is the conversation and bets you missed Friday night when you left Baltimore for the next leg of you trip. Care to place a wager on Gunthers tongue? I firmly believe his tongue to be longer then 4.5″! Miss you guys already! Hurry back!!!!

Comment from jwoestendiek
Time September 21, 2010 at 8:36 am

That’s exactly who I was thinking of when I put that on — his has got to be longer than that little dog’s.

Comment from crack
Time September 22, 2010 at 8:06 am

how does he eat? wouldnt he bite his tounge? and how does he get water i doubt that tounge can fit in his mouth without choking

Comment from nattalie
Time March 16, 2012 at 5:18 pm

watched this on the tele last night and was almost in tears, cute little dog his owner should be proud x