Lifestyle Pets Canine with 13-Inch Ears Breaks the Guinness World Record for Longest Ears on a Dog Lou, a three-year-old American canine, and her record-breaking ears are featured in the new Guinness World Records 2022 book By Kelli Bender Kelli Bender Kelli Bender is the Pets Editor for PEOPLE Digital and PEOPLE magazine. She has been with the PEOPLE brand for more than eight years, working as a writer/producer across PEOPLE's Lifestyle, Features, and Entertainment verticals before taking on her current role. Kelli is also an editor on PEOPLE's Stories to Make You Smile and serves as an editorial lead on PEOPLE's World's Cutest Rescue Dog Contest and Pet Product Awards. Before joining PEOPLE, Kelli helped AOL and Whalerock launch a pet lifestyle site called PawNation. She is a pet parent to a cat named Wallace, and her professional and personal devotion to animals has taken her to three dog weddings ... so far. People Editorial Guidelines Published on September 17, 2021 04:05 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Guinness World Records Lou can't give you a hand, but she can certainly lend an ear. Guinness World Records recently awarded the 3-year-old American dog with the record for "Longest Ears on a Dog (Living), according to a release from Guinness. The hound's floppy ears hang real low, with each flap measuring around 13.38 inches in length. Lou ended up in the running for the record after her owner had some extra time to observe the dog. Paige Olsen adopted Lou when the pooch was younger. She told Guinness it was love at first sight and that the dog's "extravagantly long" ears factored into the decision to bring the pet home. Guinness World Records While Lou's ears didn't go unnoticed, Olsen, a veterinary technician, didn't measure the appendages until the pandemic, when she had more time to marvel at her dog's unique trait. This interest led to Olsen submitting Lou for the Guinness World Record. California Dog Duo Set World Record for Most Tricks Performed by Two Dogs in 60 Seconds According to Olsen, Lou isn't bothered by her elongated ears, and they don't require special upkeep, aside from a monthly cleanliness check. Lou also sports a snood in winter to keep her ears warm and out of the snow. Guinness World Records Olsen told Guinness that she hopes Lou's win inspires animal lovers to "embrace [your pet's] uniqueness and love them always." Lou is one of many new faces featured in the Guinness World Records 2022 book, which is available now.