When Mochi the St Bernard gives you a lick, you’ll know it! That’s because the female rescue dog from South Dakota, USA, has the longest tongue in the world, according to Guinness World Records.
Officially measured by a vet at 18.58 cm (7.3 in) – the equivalent of two-and-a-half Jenga blocks in a row – Mochi’s was verified as the Longest tongue on a dog alive.
Mochi was rescued by her family when she was two years old from Big Dogs Huge Paws. She had been abused and neglected, but now she is a spoiled and much loved family member. Carla says that Mochi is not only resilient but a wonderful, comical companion. Of her new record-holding title, Carla jokes, “It will make all the water and slobber we’ve cleaned up over the years well worth it!”
“With this record, we hope to bring attention to how much joy rescued animals can bring to their new family,” says Carla. Mochi is featured in the new Guinness World Records Amazing Animals book, out now.