Hound sets record for longest ears
Harbor, an 8-year-old black and tan coonhound who lives in Boulder, Colorado, has been proclaimed by Guinness World Records to have the longest ears of any living dog.
He’s owned by Jennifer Wert, who says as a youngster Harbor had a little trouble walking, often tripping over his ears and falling over himself.
“I’ve had garbage trucks pull over, and the garbage man will get out of the driver’s seat to jump down and pet him,” Wert said. “I don’t even see his ears anymore; most days I forget how oddly long they are. But he’s a phenomenon in the world, and he creates smiles no matter where we are.”
Harbor’s left ear measures 12.25 inches long and his right ear a whopping 13.75, Guinness confirms.
The longest ears ever honor, however, is still held by Tigger, a bloodhound from Illinois who died in 2009.
Harbor will be included in Guinness World Records 2012, a book that will become available in the U.S. on Sept. 15th.