Colorado Coonhound Earns Guinness World Record for Biggest EarsPublished September 6, 2011
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This week, NBC's Animal Tracks reported that Harbor, a coonhound hailing from Colorado, was crowned a Guinness World Record holder for being the dog with the biggest ears.
Meet Harbor: The Dog with the Biggest Ears
Harbor, the eight-year-old black and tan coonhound, measured in having a massive earspan; his right ear measured 13.5 inches, and his left ear measured 12.25 inches. The length from ear-end to ear-end was 25.75 inches!
That's over two feet!
We here at Petside are wondering if he's even able to smile from ear-to-ear!
The Dog with the Biggest Ears Doesn't Have the Biggest Ears of All-Time
While Harbor has the biggest ears for any living dog, he does not, unbelievably, have the longest measured earspan on a dog ever. That record belongs to a bloodhound named Tigger, whose earspan measured 27 inches!
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