Mochi, record holder for longest dog tongue, is the latest reason to adopt your next pet

Mochi loves peanut butter and gives some of the wettest kisses around.

That’s what Carla and Craig Rickert thought they were getting when they adopted the year-and-a-half-old Saint Bernard from an agency called Big Dogs Huge Paws in Colorado, which works exclusively with large breed dogs.

But now they’ve got a world record holder in their yard, after Guinness named Mochi’s tongue the longest in the land. The eight-year-old rescue from Sioux Falls, South Dakota has a kisser that measures in at a whopping 7.31 inches (18.58 centimeters) at full extension.

It may result in larger-than-average water puddles accumulating around her water dish, and larger-than-average drool puddles around her naps, but all the extra cleaning up is worth it for a dog like Mochi, said Carla Rickert.

“When we open that Guinness World’s Records book and see Mochi’s picture in there, we’re going to feel very proud,” Rickert said. “It’s going to make all the water and slobber we’ve had to clean up over the last six-and-a-half years well worth it.”

And what do the Rickerts use to get Mochi to show off her unique talent? Peanut butter, of course.

“She’s a comic relief to us,” Carla said. “She’s very funny. She’s brought a lot of joy into our lives.”

From rescue pup to certified world record holder: Mochi’s a true underdog story.

It should be noted that Mochi is the current record holder. Her tongue is not the longest of all time.

That honor goes to the late Brandy, a Boxer from St. Clair Shores, Mich., whose tongue stretched an amazing 17 inches, and who passed in 2002.