Guinness World Records recently awarded the 3-year-old American canine with 13-inch ears with the record for “Longest Ears on a Dog (Living).
The canine, named Lou, ended up in the running for the record after her owner had some extra time to observe the dog.
Paige Olsen adopted Lou when the pooch was younger. She said it was love at first sight and that the dog’s “extravagantly long” ears factored into the decision to bring the pet home.
While Lou’s ears didn’t go unnoticed, Olsen didn’t measure the appendages until the pandemic, when she had more time to marvel at her dog’s unique trait that led to Olsen submitting Lou for the Guinness World Record.
Lou isn’t bothered by her elongated ears, and they don’t require special upkeep, aside from a monthly cleanliness check, according to Olsen. It also sports a snood in winter to keep her ears warm and out of the snow.
Moreover, Olsen told Guinness that she hopes Lou’s win to inspire animal lovers to “embrace [your pet’s] uniqueness and love them always.”
Lou is one of many new faces featured in the Guinness World Records 2022 book, which is available now.