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Dog sets ‘longest ears’ record with over 65 cm of ears

Guinness World Records confirmed that coonhound Harbor has taken the record this year.

Harbor shows off his record-breaking ears.
Harbor shows off his record-breaking ears.
Image: AP Photo/RyanSchude/Guinness World Records

A BLACK-AND-TAN coonhound from Boulder, Colorado, has won the 2012 Guinness World Records title for “longest ears on a living dog”.

Harbor’s left ear is 12.25 inches (31.1 cm) long and his right is 13.5 inches (34.3 cm) long.

Owner Jennifer Wert says when her 8-year-old was a puppy, he would trip on his ears and roll down stairs. These days, Wert says people often stop them to ask questions, take photos or tug on his ears.

Coonhounds use their ears to help with scent.

Tigger, a bloodhound from Illinois who died in 2009, still holds the record for longest ears ever. One was 13.5 inches (34.3 cm) long, the other 13.75 inches (35 cm) long.

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