Dog With a Tongue That's More Than 7 Inches Holds Title for Longest in the World
They’ll be no shortage of kisses from one dog, which is believed to have the world's longest tongue on a canine.
Mochi, a St. Bernard, has a tongue that measures 7.3 inches and now holds the Guinness World Record for the longest tongue ever seen on a dog.
“When we open the Guinness World Records book and see Mochi’s picture in there, we’re going to feel very proud,” said Carla Rickert, the dog's owner. “It will make all the slobber we’ve cleaned up over the last six-and-a-half years worth it!”
The peanut-butter-loving dog was adopted from a rescue home when she was 2 years old.
“With this record, we hope to bring attention to how much joy rescued animals can bring to their new family,” Rickert said. “This once abused and neglected pup has taught us that it’s okay to be different. We are proud of her unique feature.”
Although Mochi does face some challenges with her tongue — extra slobber and dirt and dust sticking to her tongue — she doesn’t let it stop her from having fun.
Mo enjoys dressing up in costumes, having her picture taken, spending time with her family and snacking on sweet potatoes.
“It still does not seem real!" Rickert added. "Mochi is so humble, she never brags or boasts but I know that she is as proud of her new record as we are."