Bisbee the English Setter probably isn’t a pooch you’d want “doggy kisses” from. That’s because the Tucson, Arizona, USA, pup has quite a long doggone tongue! Measuring 3.74 inches (9.49 cm), the three-year-old pup’s tongue is longer than a popsicle stick, making it the longest tongue on a living dog.
For this record, a dog’s tongue is measured from the tip of the snout. The dog must have its tongue out of its snout as far as comfortably possible, when a qualified vet will then measure from the tip up to where it is first visible out of the snout.
Jay and Ericka Johnson first met Bisbee as a puppy at a “charitable auction” where he was being auctioned off to raise money for a charity.
“When we saw him, we fell in love with him,” said Jay. “So, he went home with us that night.” It didn’t take long before the Johnsons noticed there was something a bit different about Bisbee. “He just looked really disproportionate,” said Ericka.
Although Bisbee’s tongue is quite the mouthful, it isn’t very noticeable until he opens his muzzle.
“When he’s exercising, his tongue comes out quite aways and my wife said that’s excessively long,” said Jay.
Although Bisbee also likes going on daily walks, he sometimes is not able to go as often as he’d like due to hip dysplasia. However, during the summer he replaces those walks with plenty of time in the pool. The Johnsons are both proud of their beloved Bisbee’s record-breaking accomplishment and feel it’s a comical title for him to hold.
Before Bisbee claimed his record, a St. Bernard named Mochi from Sioux Falls, South, Dakota, USA, held the title for the longest tongue on a living dog with a licker measuring a whopping 7.31 in (18.58 cm).