This long-faced dog is named Eris. She’s a Borzoi, or a Russian Wolfhound. She lives in Richmond with her owner Lily Kambourian.
Eris’s nose has been measured at 12.2 inches, meaning that it’s more than one-foot long, giving us a whole new understanding of a foot-long hot dog!Eric was born May 19 2018. Lily adopted her that July as a puppy, and it was immediately clear that there was something different about her.
The good news is that Eris’ “defect” hasn’t affected her quality of life in anyway. Despite the long face, this is one happy and healthy dog.
“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 said. “But she just sort of grew past it.”
People all over the world are in love with this unique dog. She’s become a viral star online, and her Instagram account has over 170,000 followers.
It took the owners by surprise—they just started the account for personal use.
“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 favorite picture from each day,” Lily said.
“It’s been wild to watch it grow in the way that it has.”