The Pet Tree House - Where Pets Are Family Too : Meet Mochi, an 8-Year-Old, St. Bernard, Crowned in the Guinness World Records as Having the Longest Tongue on a Dog

Monday, October 16, 2017

Meet Mochi, an 8-Year-Old, St. Bernard, Crowned in the Guinness World Records as Having the Longest Tongue on a Dog

Mochi ‘Mo’ Rickert, an eight-year-old St. Bernard from Sioux Falls in South Dakota, has got tongues wagging after she was crowned the Guinness World Records holder for the longest tongue on a dog. With her slobbery tongue dangling an impressive 18.58 cm (7.31 in) in length, Mochi is constantly stopped on the street by strangers, some of whom ‘stare and laugh’, her owner says.

But Mo doesn’t let the attention get to her, she has the previous record held by a male Pekinese named Puggy whose tongue eat measured 11.43cm (4.5 in).

Mochi found her new home with the Rickert family when she was two years old, through a rescue organization for large dogs.

It was “love at first sight”, says owner Carla Rickert, who drove 11 hours with her daughter to meet Mo before adopting her. Carla describes Mochi as a “resilient, happy-go-lucky dog, with a big personality.” She also enjoys dressing up in costumes, having her picture taken, spending time with her family, or snacking on sweet potatoes.

Mochi faces some obstacles as a result of her long tongue which include breathing challenges, extra slobber when she’s nervous, dirt, dust, leaves sticking to her tongue and help to pick things up off the floor. Her treats also have to be given in a special way, as she cannot grab onto them the same way other dogs do.

“Mochi is so humble, she never brags or boasts but I know that she is as proud of her new record as we are. It feels truly amazing to be a part of the Guinness World Records: Amazing Animals book! We are so grateful for the opportunity to make other’s smile,” said Carla.

Craig Glenday, Editor-in-Chief of the first edition of Guinness World Records: Amazing Animals said, “We are very excited to welcome Mochi and her record-breaking tongue to the Guinness World Records family as part of our new publication, Amazing Animals. Amazing Animals is not your typical animals’ reference book. Instead, it takes a sideways look at our favorite pets and wild animals. Its a chance for us to celebrate the barking mad side of animal record-breaking.”

Guinness World Records: Amazing Animals, is a must-read for animal lovers. It explores crazy animal stories and fascinating facts from the wild and is available in shops and online now.

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Mochi, a St Bernard from South Dakota, holds the Guinness World Record for the longest tongue of a dog.

        The eight-year-old dog from Sioux Falls has topped the list for having a seven-inch tongue.

The 'humble' canine's huge tongue has landed her in the Guinness World Records: Amazing Animals book.

The book also features the fastest, largest and tallest record-holders, but it's Mochi's tongue that saw her take first place.

His tongue is a whopping 18.58cm, but Mochi's owner described her as humble despite the record-breaking status.


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