ENVIRONMENT
09/16/2010 03:03 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Dog Earns World's Longest Tongue Designation (VIDEO)

A Texas dog has been certified by the Guinness Book of World Records as possessing the world's longest tongue.

Puggy, a Pekingese, owns a tongue measuring 4.5 inches, nearly as long as his body.

The Telegraph reports that the dog was once abandoned for its appearance.

Current owner Becky Stanford said, "From being a stray dog, being dumped, to being a Guinness World Record Holder is just phenomenal. I just can't believe it.''

See video of the dog playing below and licking ice cream:

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy