Lou’s ears hang low, wobble to and fro, and she just might be able to tie them in a bow. The unique dog holds the Guinness World Record for “Longest Ears on a Dog (Living).”
At 13.38 inches on each side, the hound’s especially long appendages have won her some praise and admiration in the past but never like this.
Ever since owner Paige Olsen laid eyes – or rather ears – on Lou, she knew she needed to give the floppy pup a forever home. With huge ears, droopy eyes and long jowls, Lou resembles a mix between a bloodhound and a Bassett hound.
At three years old, Lou has become a sort of local celebrity because of her long appendages, especially at the vet’s office. In fact, it wasn’t until a recent visit that Olsen considered entering her pooch into the worldwide competition. According to the proud owner, when she and Lou came to the office for a check-up, their vet tech, was able to take a closer look at the hound.
During the pandemic, the staff member could spend more time admiring Lou’s long ears. Once the clinician actually measured Lou’s unique appendages, Olsen decided it was time to show the world just how special her rescue pup was.
Despite the world record-breaking length, Lou’s ears don’t bother her one bit. Unlike other breeds that require regular maintenance, Olsen reported to Yahoo! News that Lou doesn’t need much more than a monthly check-up. Although, she does get quite cold in the winter. So, the world record-breaking pup wears a snood to keep her ears and neck nice and toasty.
Since the canine received her well-deserved world record, Olsen encourages other pet owners to celebrate their furry one’s one-of-a-kind attributes.
“Embrace [your pet’s] uniqueness and love them always,” Lou’s owner said.
Two Collies Break Guiness World Record for Most Tricks Performed in a Minute
While Lou was born with her world record-breaking gift, other canines had to work a bit harder for their spot in the renowned book. Meet the intelligent duo, Wish and Halo, and their trainer, Emily Larlham. Together, the canine companions can complete 28 different tricks in a minute. This includes a five-meter crawl, which the pups accomplished in 2.175 seconds.
Watch the world record-breaking pair complete their challenge in the video below.
Larlham submitted a video of Wish and Halo’s amazing abilities last December, and they received recognition for their talents in January. Along with training world record-breaking dogs, Larlham also teaches training classes through her YouTube channel and speaks at events around the world. Now, along with long-eared Lou, her dynamic duo of Wish and Halo are featured in the Guinness World Records 2022 book, available now.