Some Guinness records may seem very extraordinary and amazing; Mochi’s story is not far from it.
With a tongue measuring about 7.31 inches long, Mochi became the new world record holder. This dog slobber is definitely worse than her bark or bite.
Mochi, an 8-year-old Saint Bernard in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, has a licker that measures whopping 7.3-inches from lip to edge. Her gigantic tongue has helped her lick her way into the Guinness Book of Records as the current holder of the coveted “Longest tongue on a Dog” record.
According to Carla Rickert, Mochi’s owner, in a video produced by the Guinness: “When we opened the Guinness World Records Book and see the photo of Mochi’s in there, we’re going to feel very proud.”
“This will make all the slobber we’ve cleaned up for the past six and a half years worth it.”
Rickert is not joking. Along with glory and fame, Mochi’s long tongue brings breathing challenges, extra slobber when she is edgy, dirt, and dust and leaves sticking to her tongue, according to a Guinness press release.
Rickett and her husband, Craig, adopted Mochi when she was two years old. They hope that the Guinness's honor will help inspire others to adopt rescue animals.
“Mo is strong, comical, loving and forever grateful and loyal to us- her eternally family,” she said. “This once abused and neglected dog has taught us that it is all right to be different. We are proud of her unique feature.”
According to Craig Glenday, Guinness World Records Editor-in-Chief on announcing the new record title: “We are very excited to welcome Mochi and her record-breaking tongue to the Guinness world record family as part of our new publication” Amazing animals “Amazing animals is not your typical animals’ reference book. Rather, it takes a sideways look at our favorite pets and wild animals and is a chance for us to celebrate the barking mad of animal record-breaking.
Watch Mochi’s amazing video on the next page.