Doggie Dumbo: He’s the hound with the world’s biggest ears that will make you believe he can fly
By Daily Mail Reporter
One look at Harbor the black-and-tan coonhound, and you?ll believe a dog can fly.
Guinness World Records has named him the possessor of the longest canine ears on the planet. His left one measures 12?in while the right is longer at 13?in.
The breed was developed to hunt raccoons, with the long ears said to help by sweeping scents towards the nose.
World record: Harbor the coonhound has the largest canine ears on the planet, with the left measuring 12.25inches and the right 13.5inches
But 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.
Owner Jennifer Wert, of Boulder, Colorado, 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 Jennifer. ?He?s a phenomenon in the world and he creates smiles wherever we go.?
Harbor’s ear-span is greater than the smallest road-legal car, which is 26 inches wide and also greater than the height of the world’s shortest man, Junrey Balawing
Harbor takes the new title from Tigger (13.5 inch ears), a bloodhound from Illinois, who sadly 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 tall.
His ears are also wider than the smallest road-legal car, which is 26 inches wide, and you could comfortably fit the world?s shortest dog, 6 inch long Brandy, who is also from the US, on each of Harbor?s ears twice.
The latest edition of Guinness World Records is published on September 15.