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WATCH: Record-holder Louisiana dog's tongue is longer than soda can

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Guinness World Record declared Sunday that a dog from Louisiana has the world’s longest tongue in living dogs, longer than a soda can, with 12.7 cm long.

The dog named Zoey — a Labrador/German shepherd mix — was given the title for the longest tongue after a veterinarian measured from the tip of her snout to the tip of her tongue.

Earlier, the record was held by Bisbee, whose tongue estimates at 9.49 cm.

Sadie and Drew Williams — owners of Zoey — brought her home when she was six weeks old.

The owners stated that as a puppy, her tongue frequently stick out of her mouth. The owners thought she would "grow into it but as time went on people began to comment on how long her tongue was."

"We got Zoey when she was only six weeks old and in the first-ever picture we have of her, she has her tongue sticking out," Mrs Williams told Guinness World Records.

"It would be slobbering all over the place. So sometime last year we took her to the vet and measured her tongue," said noted Williams.

The owners underlined that Zoey likes outdoor visits, chasing squirrels, car rides, and canal swimming. However, she does not like baths.

They also said their Zoey is popular with the neighbours.

"Every now and then while we're out taking her on a walk, people will come up to her and want to pet her. We'll warn them ahead of time 'Hey, she's friendly but she might slobber on you,' and every now and then she will, and they'll have a big slobber mark on their black pants," Drew Williams said.