She’s candy, sassy, sensible—and now she’s a world file holder, too. A Coonhound named Lou earned a Guinness World Document title for her extravagantly lengthy ears!
It was love at first sight for Paige Olsen. The second she met Lou, a now 3-year-old Black and Tan Coonhound, she merely needed to undertake her.
Olsen at all times joked that Lou’s ears have been “extravagantly lengthy,” however it wasn’t till sheltering in place throughout the pandemic, that she determined to measure them.
At 13.38 inches every, Lou snagged the Guinness World Document title for the longest ears on a dwelling canine and secured her spot within the Guinness World Document 2022 guide.
“All black and tan coonhounds have lovely lengthy ears, some are simply longer than others,” Olsen stated. “Their lengthy ears drag on the bottom and fire up scents when they’re monitoring out within the area. It makes them nice at following lengthy, very outdated or ‘chilly’ tracks that different breeds of canine might not decide up on.”
In line with Olsen, a veterinary technician, Lou’s ears don’t require any particular upkeep resulting from their size. She checks them as soon as a month for cleanliness and, within the winter, makes use of a snood, an ear hotter for canines, to maintain Lou’s ears from dragging within the snow.
Olsen shares that Lou has followers all over the place she goes and encourages all pet homeowners to “embrace [your pet’s] uniqueness and love them at all times.”
GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS, the worldwide authority on record-breaking achievements, revealed this and plenty of extra the record-holding stars in GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS 2022, now stocked in shops and on-line.