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15 pets with Guinness World Records

By: Laura Moss on Oct. 11, 2017, 2:52 p.m.
Mochi, the dog with the longest tongue

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Longest tongue

Mochi, a peanut butter-loving St. Bernard who resides in South Dakota, has the longest tongue of any living dog, according to the Guinness Book of World Records. With a tongue that measures 7.3 inches, Mochi faces a few challenges. She struggles to pick things up off the floor with her mouth, and she's prone to being a bit extra slobbery. The tongue also creates a few breathing challenges.

Mochi's human companions, Carla and Craig Rickert, don't mind the tongue. "Mo is resilient, comical, loving and eternally grateful and loyal to us — her forever family," Carla explained to Guinness. "This once abused and neglected pup has taught us that it’s okay to be different. We are proud of her unique feature."

Now, Mochi isn't the dog with the longest tongue ever. That honor goes to Brandy, a boxer whose tongue measured almost a foot and a half. Brandy passed away in 2002.