Dog With Whopping 12in Snout Becomes Internet Sensation
An adorable pooch has become an internet sensation thanks to her 12-inch snout.
Eris, a borzoi, has almost 200,000 followers on her Instagram account where her owner Lily Kambourian posts cute snap of her beloved pet.
Lily, from Richmond in the US, said: "Eris was born to a litter of three in Keysville, Virginia. When we went to go visit the puppies, it was apparent they might have an overbite.
"This would rule them out for any dog shows as it is a genetic defect. But that didn't bother us. She came right up to us and sat on [Savannah] my partner's lap.
"We get stopped a lot when we are walking Eris because most people are trying to figure out what breed she is, but we've started finding paths through the neighbourhood where we can actually get a walk done."
Lily named Eris after the Greek goddess of strife and discord, but the pooch's Instagram account gives her the full title of Madam Eris Overbite, Queen of Snoots - fancy.
From nose to tail, Eris is 4ft 9in, with her snout measuring 12.2in.
And despite it being slightly unusual, her owner says Eris' nose causes her no issues.
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"We were warned when she was a puppy that she may be having dental issues, where the teeth would poke into the gums and she may have needed canines removed," Lily explained.
"But she just sort of grew past it. There are no issues from her long nose, she drops food everywhere but so do I. We'll give her, like, a marrow bone and she will chew on that forever in comparison to other dogs who would eat the treat very quickly.
"She is so happy to see people and other dogs, but can get very skittish around very small dogs. Sometimes she gets grumpy but it is so goofy and lovely because borzoi are very quiet. I don't think we've heard her actually bark.
"While we just started the page as a scrapbook, we've come to love being a part of the Instagram dog community. It is so friendly, and we're really thrilled to be a part of it."
Although not officially verified, Lily reckons the dog could have a record-breaking snout.
She added: "She is very good at sticking her nose into very small gaps between couches, fences, or people enjoying a meal at a table - so certainly her pointed nose is advantageous there.
"We hadn't really considered having records keepers verify Eris, though we wouldn't be against doing such a thing after the world was more normal. But we're not entirely sure how to go about that, to be honest!"
You can keep up to date with Eris on her Instagram account here.
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