Adorable Pooch Touted as Having the Longest Snout in the World

Borzoi hounds typically have longer snouts than most other dog breeds, but one specimen is getting a lot of attention these days for having potentially the world’s longest snout, with a length of 31 centimetres.

Two-year-old Eris is a white Borzoi Sighthound from Richmond, Virginia, who has been getting a lot of attention online for her unusually long snout. Ever sine Eris’ owner, Lily Kambourian, posted a photo of her nose from an angle that really showed how incredibly long it was, people have been fascinated by her schnozzle. Lily says that it was quite obvious that Eris and her siblings had an overbite (a genetic defect) since they were only puppies, but she didn’t care, and she certainly never expected this to become her most popular trait.

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“Eris was born to a litter of three in Keysville, Virginia. When we went to go visit the puppies, it was apparent they might have an overbite,” Eris said. “This would rule them out for any dog shows as it is a genetic defect. But that didn’t bother us. She came right up to us and sat on my partner’s lap.”

Because of Eris’ unusually long snout, but also because of her super-friendly personality, Lily says that they get stopped by strangers whenever they go out for walks. Sometimes they choose their itinerary based on how empty the streets are, just so they can actually take a few steps without someone asking what breed Eris is.

Eris, whose name translates to “fast” in Russian, measures four-feet-nine-inches from the tip of her nose to the end of her tail, with her snout alone measuring a whopping 12.2 inches (31 centimetres).

“We were warned when she was a puppy that she may be having dental issues, where the teeth would poke into the gums and she may have needed canines removed,” Eris’ owner said. “But she just sort of grew past it. There are no issues from her long nose, she drops food everywhere but so do I.”

While they haven’t ever considered having Eris’ snout verified to see if she has the longest snout in the world, Lily says she would be open to the idea of seeking out record keepers, just out of curiosity. But even if her title of world’s longest snout is still unofficial, Eris’ hundreds of thousands of Instagram fans still adore her.

 

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“Human, do you see that? -Eris, looking at a leaf SHE dragged into the house with her beautiful fluffy tail. We have a very narrow window of time where us humans can retrieve said leafs and get them back outside before Eris decides that they are now subjects of her domain and must be placed on the couch and crunched into tiny impossible to clean bits. Truly, she is a just monarch. : : : ——————————————————— #borzoi #russianwolfhound #wolfhound #dailyfluff #floof #weirddog #snoot #dogsofinstagram #rva #sighthound #doggo #instadog #happydog #dogsofig #smilingdog #happiness #dogstagram #cute #ilovemydog #sillydog #longdog ———————————————————

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