Harbor is the black-and-tan coonhound with the longest canine ears in the world, according to Guinness World Records.
Guinness World Records has named Harbor the possessor of the longest canine ears on the planet after his ears measurement: the left ear measures 12¼ in (31.11 cm) while the right is longer at 13½ in (34.29 cm).
Harbor’s breed was developed to hunt raccoons, with the long ears said to help by sweeping scents towards the nose.
But our coonhound, Harbor has had a lifelong struggle with his colossal ears, frequently tripping over them as a puppy and rolling down the stairs.
Now though, the purebred has grown into his lengthy lugholes, which have made him a celebrity.
Harbor’s owner, Jennifer Wert from Boulder, Colorado, US said:
“Cars will literally stop in the street to take a closer look and get a picture.
“Most days I forget how oddly long his ears are,” added Harbor’s owner.
“He’s a phenomenon in the world and he creates smiles wherever we go.”
Harbor takes the Guinness World Records title from Tigger (13.5 inch ears), a bloodhound from Illinois, who passed away of old age two years ago.
According to Guinness World Records 2012, Harbor’s ear-span is greater than the height of the world’s shortest man, Junrey Balawing, who is 23.5 inches (about 60 cm) tall.
Harbor’s ears are also wider than the smallest road-legal car, which is 26 inches (66 cm) wide, and you could comfortably fit the world’s shortest dog, 6 in (15 cm) long Brandy, who is also from the US, on each of Harbor’s ears twice.
The next edition of Guinness World Records will be published on September 15.