Harbor, a black and tan coonhound, has earned recognition from Guinness World Records as the living dog with the world's longest ears。
The 8-year-old pooch has a left ear that measures 12.25 inches and a right ear that measures 13.5 inches, according to the 2012 edition of the record book, which will be released Sept. 15.
Harbor's enormous ears have earned him plenty of fans, according to his owner Jennifer Wert。
But they can also be a burden. When the purebred was a pup, he used to trip over them and tumble down the stairs。
Today, passersby often take pictures of Harbor's droopy ears or give them a friendly tug when he's out for a walk。
"Most days I forget how oddly long his ears are," said Wert. "He's a phenomenon in the world and he creates smiles wherever we go."