Harbor the Hound Dog with the Longest Ears

There's so many weird and bizarre dog in this worlds such as Harbor the black and tan coonhound dog which is now recognized as the Dog with the Longest ears in the World with his 2 feet long ears. harbor's ears was features on the 2012 Guinness World Records for the Dog with the Longest Ears on the 15th september. See also the World's biggest dog and puggy the dog with the longest tongue.

Harbor's owner Jenifer Wert, of Boulder, Colorado, said his giant ears caused him quite a headache as a small puppy. The black and tan Coonhound would often trip over his floppy ears and slide down the family home stairs, she said.

Now eight years old and fully grown, Harbour is able to walk around without much fuss - except when he goes for a walk in the park. "Cars will literally stop in the street to take a closer look and get a picture," added Ms Wert.

When measured by officials Harbor's ears were 12.25 inches (31.1 cm) for the left ear and 13.5 inches (34.3 cm) for the right. Amazingly, Harbor's ear-span is longer than the world's smallest man Junrey Balawing, from the Philippines, who stands at just 23.5 inches.

The extra-long ears displayed on most hounds, particularly the Coonhound, are used not for hearing but primarily for smell. Harbor uses his ears close to the ground to sweep odours up into his nose.

Tigger, a deceased bloodhound from Illinois, laid claim to the previous record with a 13.75 inch (34.9 cm) right ear and a 13.5 inch (34.2 cm) left ear.

Check out the pictures and Video of Harbor the Hound Dog with the Longest Ears in the World.


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