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Look: Dog Breaks Record for Having World's Longest Ears

Added 09-30-21 09:45:03pm EST - “Now more people than ever will fall in love with the pup thanks to her place in the Guinness World Records 2022 book.” - Westernjournal.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Westernjournal.com: “Look: Dog Breaks Record for Having World's Longest Ears”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Plenty of people picked up new hobbies during the coronavirus lockdown. Some tried making bread, while others started sewing or gardening.

Paige Olsen from Milwaukie, Oregon, picked up a ruler and measured her dog’s ears — and now they represent a world record.

Lou is a 3-year-old, black-and-tan female coonhound with ears that Olsen refers to as “extravagantly long.” As a puppy, Lou tripped over them, and Olsen always knew they were especially oversized but didn’t really pursue the matter beyond that.

Long ears are a trademark for the rare breed, and breed standards require they reach “at least to the tip of their nose.” They aren’t just for looks, though: There’s a functionality reason behind the standard.

“Their long ears drag on the ground and stir up scents when they are tracking out in the field,” Olsen explained, according to Guinness World Records. “It makes them great at following long, very old or ‘cold’ tracks that other breeds of dog may not pick up on.

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