A dog owner believes her dog has the world’s largest nose after discovering that it is up to 12 inches long.
The adorable images show Eris, a two-year-old big-nosed borzoi, frolicking in the garden, proudly posing for the camera while wearing a dandelion in her hair and playing with her toys.
Other photos show the sheer length of her sizable schnoz extending to 12.2 inches and a family portrait taken on her recent birthday.
Eris just celebrated her second birthday on May 19, 2020. The jewelry store owner, Lily Kambourian, 27, from Richmond, and her partner Savannah adopted her for the first time on July 23. 2018.
Named after the Greek goddess of strife and discord, this dog’s full name is jokingly said to be ‘Mrs Eris Overbite, Queen of Snobs’. ‘Eris was born to a litter of three in Keysville, Virginia. When we visited the puppies, it became clear that they could be ʙɪᴛᴛᴇɴ too much,’ Lily said.
We got stopped a lot while walking with Eris because most of the people were trying to figure out what breed she was, but we started to find paths through the neighborhood where we actually got to go for a walk. The breed’s name means “fast” in Russian, where they are also known as wolfhounds. From nose to tail, Eris is 4 feet 9 inches long, with a 1 foot long nose.
Over the past six months, creative jeweler Ms. Kambourian has begun supplying a limited amount of Eris merchandise with a small local business and hopes to make the supply longer post-lockdown. ‘All the professionals who interact with Eris have been super sweet, and any mention of her snobby behavior goes more towards her than we do, and it’s kind of like, “Oh, you have what a beautiful nose,” she recalls.
She’s very good at sticking her nose into the very small gaps between couches, fences or people enjoying a meal at the table – so her pointy nose is definitely beneficial there.
We didn’t really consider letting the record holders verify Eris, although we wouldn’t object to doing so once the world becomes more normal. But to be honest, we’re not entirely sure how to go about that!
Fortunately, Eris’s foot-long nose poses no health problems for her. It has also brought her a bit of fame. It has an impressive fan club thanks to its long snout.