Animals Video

By Niamh Shackleton

A long-nosed pooch has gone viral after her owner shared photos of his impressive 31 centimetre nose.

One-year-old, Eris, a Borzoi Sighthound, is thought to have the longest snout in the world.

Her owner, Joey Kidd-Kambourian, 26, often struggles to take his four legged friend for a walk without being constantly stopped by inquisitive strangers.

Eris boasts a whopping 102,000 followers on Instagram and even has her own merchandise too.

Joey, a jewellery designer, from Ohio, USA, said: “I got Eris in July 2018 and my life has been quite the whirlwind since.

“We actually started Eris’ Instagram as a scrap-booking project with the intentions of having a place for us to look back on her growth and have a favourite picture from each day.

“It’s been wild to watch it grow in the way that it has.

“Whilst there are other dogs that are a bit longer than her in general, I definitely think she could be in the running for the world’s longest nose.

“I don’t think there is anybody tracking this record at the moment though… but it would be great for Eris if they did!

“Sighthound dogs have always been a fascination for me, and Borzois are incredibly gracious as a breed.

“Walk with Eris can take a very long time in the day; We get stopped a lot as people want to ask questions or know what kind of dog she is.

“She’s got a really big personality, and a lot of our neighbours know who she is, and she loves saying hello!”

Joey wanted a Borzoi Sighthound due to their calm and friendly nature, but also for their lack of health issues too which are common with larger dogs.

He added: “They’re a very quiet breed – for example we can count the number of times Eris has barked on one hand – and they’re incredibly sweet.

“Borzoi’s also have the size of some of the larger breeds without having many health issues.

“They’re so light on their frame that joint problems are fairly rare, as are heart issues from what I can tell; they really do seem like a perfect breed.”