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  The longest eared dog on earth
Updated 09 September 2004, 17.16
Picture of basset hound
One-year-old Jack, a basset hound from Germany is officially the longest eared dog in the world.

His super size ears have been recognised by the Guinness Book of Records, each measuring a whopping 33.2cm, longer than a side of A4 paper.

Jack's ears are so long they actually drag along the ground when he walks and sometimes he even trips over them.

Although he slobbers a lot his ears haven't got in the way of him being a happy family pet.

Extra long

Picture of basset hound and boy
Jack and his owner Jonus

The Baus family first thought Jack could be a record breaker when they read about a past record holder in their local newspaper.

After measuring the ears, the family realised his were much longer and registered the length with the Guinness Book of Records.

After the facts were checked out, a certificate arrived and Jack is now a local celebrity.

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