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New Record Holder for Largest Dog Ears

dog pictures - largest earspan Hey, is that a banana in your fur suit, or are you just happy to see me?

I love that joke. It’s only second in my repertoire to; How do you stop an elephant from charging?

Take away his credit card.

Alright, I admit it. I love corny jokes. You want some more?

Why does the Pillsbury Doughboy wear an apron?

To hide his doughnuts!

Here’s another:

How do you get four giraffes into a car?

Two in the front, two in the back.

How do you get four Elephants into the car?

Make the giraffes get out.

Or how about this one:

Those are mighty large ears you have there. You know what that means?

No.

Big ear muffs.

Which, it turns out, is a perfect intro to today’s story.

Harbor the hound has got himself an earful of praise after earning the Guinness World Record for having the longest ears of any living dog.

The black and tan Coonhound lives in Boulder, Colorado, in the US, and at first his giant ears caused quite the headache as a small puppy.

Harbor’s owner Jenifer Wert said he would often trip over his floppy ears and slide down the family home stairs.

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,’ exclaimed Jenifer.

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.

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.

 

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