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Boxer Named Rocky Sets Guinness World Record for Longest Dog Tongue

A male from Bloomington, Illinois, nabbed the for the longest dog tongue. Rocky is now making headlines for his incredible muscular mouth organ.

Boxer breaks record for longest dog tongue

According to , Rocky’s tongue is an astounding 13.883 centimeters (5.47 inches). His dog mom, Crystal Williams, told that she’s always known the dog’s tongue was unusually long. However, it didn’t really register until she heard about a / mix named Zoey receiving the illustrious accolade of longest dog tongue. Hers measured 12.7 centimeters (equivalent to 5 inches). That’s when it occurred to Williams to measure her pup’s tongue.

“I said, ‘Oh my gosh, I think we have a shot, I have to look into this,’ “Williams told the news outlet.

The opportunity to size up Rocky’s tongue occurred when the dog needed a dental procedure. Dr. Bernard Bleem, a veterinarian, measured Rocky’s tongue while the dog was under anesthesia.

Police verify dog tongue measurement

A Bloomington police officer attended the dental procedure to verify the tongue measurement, according to a .

“Evidence collection is critical to building a solid case. This morning one of our top evidence collectors was called upon to witness and document some unusual evidence for residents, Brad and Crystal Williams. In this case, evidence collection also required a veterinarian and… a measuring tape,” the post read.

The post continued: “According to the Guinness Book of World Records, multiple witnesses are required to observe any attempts at breaking world records. Ofc. Parsley and Dr. Bleem stood by as local pooch, Rocky Williams, unfurled his gigantic tongue. With great anticipation, Dr. Bleem measured Rocky’s mammoth tongue, coming up with 13.88 cm! This appears to be a new world record!”

Rocky joins a long line of . Prior to Rocky and Zoey, a female named Mochi held the title of longest dog tongue. Hers was 18.58 centimeters (7.3 inches) long. Sadly, she passed away in South Dakota in October 2021.

Canine tongues aren’t just remarkable for their length. They also reveal things about your dog’s health. Read up on the !

Alva Thomas
Alva Thomas
Alva Thomas expert in training and caring for pet dog breeds. Whether he spending quality time with her own furry companions or contributing to websites such as Dogsbreed.org and Animalpet.com, dedicated to our canine.

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