Oregon Dog’s 12-inch Ears Are Now A Guinness World Record

Three-year-old Lou is a black and tan coonhound who’s sweet, sassy, smart, and now record-breaking pup. 

Credit: Guinness World Records

An Oregon woman’s black and tan coonhound earned a Guinness World Record when each of her ears was measured at 12.38 inches long. Guinness said Lou, a 3-year-old canine belonging to Paige Olsen, officially has the longest ears on a dog (living).

Olsen said she always knew Lou’s ears were “extravagantly long,” but she only decided to measure them while sheltering in place during the pandemic.

“All black and tan coonhounds have beautiful long ears, some are just longer than others,” Olsen, a veterinary technician, told Guinness.

She also said Lou’s especially long ears have not led to any medical complications for the canine.

“Of course everyone wants to touch the ears, they’re very easy to fall in love with with just one sighting,” she said.

When Lou isn’t winning the world over with her lengthy ears, she’s a competitor and has received titles from the American Kennel Club and Rally Obedience.  

“In her free time, Lou loves to tag along on a range of adventures with her mom. Paige says she is even a ‘wonderful wine tasting companion’ when she goes to vineyards with her friends,” stated Guinness World Records.

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Matt Sterner

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