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Dog Earmarked For Guinness Fame

The dog with the largest ears in the world as recognized by the new 2004 Guiness Book of World Records, Mr Jeffries the Bassett Hound.
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A basset hound whose grandfather gained fame as Biggles, the face of Hush Puppies shoes, has made it into the new 2004 Guinness Book of World Records as the dog with the longest ears, the company said.

Guinness, which will publish its new edition of the book Thursday, issued a photo of Mr. Jeffries, Biggles' grandson, on Wednesday, showing the dog standing with a hangdog expression and raised ears resembling the wings of a jet plane.

Mr. Jeffries, whose full name is Knightsfollie Ladiesman, had ears that measured 11½ inches on Nov. 3, 2002, Guinness said.

Owner Phil Jeffries, of Southwick, England, said Mr. Jeffries, whose ears are insured for $47,800, was often standing on his ears, tripping over them and dragging them through his food.