An eight-year-old coonhound from Boulder, Colorado, USA, gets the 2012 Guinness World Records title for longest ears on a living dog.”

The officials confirmed that the dog, Harbor, has ears measuring 12.25 inches in length on the left and 13.5 inches on the right.

According to the Guinness world record data, Harbor's ear-span is greater than the height of the world's shortest man - Junrey Balawing (23.5 inches).

“As a puppy, he would trip on his ears and roll down stairs,” said the owner, Jennifer Wert.

She said, Harbor has become so popular due to his ears that people often stop to take photographs or tug on his ears. But he doesn't like it when strangers tug his ears.

This black and tan coonhound has been registered in the Guinness Book of world records for his longest ears, breaking all the previous records.

Harbour takes the new title from Tigger (13.5 inch ears), a bloodhound from Illinois, who sadly passed away of old age two years ago.