Longest ears on a living dog: Harbor set world record (HD Video) BOULDER, CO, USA -- Harbor, an 8-year-old coonhound belonging to Jennifer Wert of Boulder, has a left ear measuring 12.25 inches long and a right ear measuring 13.75 inches long , setting the world record for the Longest ears on a living dog, according to World Record Academy (www.worldrecordacademy.com).
Photo: Harbor, a coonhound from Boulder, Colorado, US, has over 60 centimetres of ears - setting the new world record for Longest ears on a living dog. Photo: CBS News (enlarge photo)
The previous Guinness world record holder was an Illinois bloodhound named Tigger, which had a 13.5-inch left ear and a 13.75-inch right ear before his death in 2009.
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Harbor, a 93-pound dog, was big-eared from birth, according to owner Jennifer Wert. His ears were so long that the puppy would trip over them, she recalled.
"When he was 9 months old, he was sitting in his crate and his ears were hanging down over his paws," Wert told the Denver Post.
Harbor's ears still draw a lot of attention from folks who want to take photos or give them a pull, Wert said.
Coonhounds use their ears to help with scent.
Tigger, a bloodhound from Illinois who died in 2009, still holds the world record for longest ears ever. One was 34.29cm long, the other 34.92cm long.