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Belgian dog's nearly 3-foot tail is world's longest

By Daniel Uria
Belgian dog's nearly 3-foot tail is world's longest
An Irish wolfhound in Belgium became the new Guinness World Record holder for "Longest tail on a dog." The dog's tail measures 30.2 inches long from the top of the bone to the tip. Screen capture/Guinness World Records/YouTube

Jan. 17 (UPI) -- A dog in Belgium earned himself a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records for having the world's longest tail.

Keon the Irish wolfhound's tail measures 30.2 inches long from the top of the bone to the tip, without including his hair, according to the Guinness World Records

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A professional veterinarian measured Keon's tail and determined he had beaten out the previous record holder for "Longest tail on a dog" by 1.7 inches.

The dog's owner, Ilse Loodts, gave the dog the name Keon, an Irish name which means "courageous warrior."

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