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Harbor the Coonhound Has the ‘Longest Ears on a Living Dog’

Ryan Schude/Guinness World Records 2012 edition

If you’re like me, you spent countless hours with your friends in junior high poring over the Guinness Book of World Records. Remember the guy with the world’s longest fingernails? Or the world’s heaviest twins, sitting on their motorcycles? So weird.

 Guinness World Records 2012

Recapture that old magic with the "Guinness World Records 2012 Edition." There’s plenty of weird and gnarly stuff to entertain you, and if you’re an animal lover (Why would you be here if you’re not?), you’ll get a special kick out of the great pet records too.
Harbor is an 8-year-old purebred black and tan coonhound from Colorado whom you’ll find in this latest edition of the Guinness book. What exactly did Harbor do to earn a place among Guinness’s world-record holders? Just look at the photo! At 12.25 inches and 13.5 inches, Harbor’s dog ears are the longest in the world!

According to Harbor’s owner, Jennifer Wert, Harbor’s ears bring him almost constant attention from strangers, and he’s often asked to stop for photos. "Most days I forget how oddly long his ears are," Wert says. "He’s a phenomenon in the world and he creates smiles wherever we go."
Interestingly, Harbor’s ears aren’t designed for super hearing, but for super smelling. When Harbor walks about, his enormous ears flap around in a way that sweeps scents toward his nose for enhanced olfactory detection.

To see Harbor and other record-breaking animals, check out Guinness World Records 2012, available in the U.S. on September 15 for the suggested retail price of $28.95. The 2012 eBook version will launch on November 28.

Video:  Dog with the Longest Ears – Harbor

Source:  Paw Nation

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