Lucy - The World's Oldest
Dog - Yorkshire Terrier
The oldest dog in the world lives in the Netherlands! Her name is Lucy a
Yorkshire Terrier, with the respectable age of 22 years old. Lucy lives in a
small town named Borne in the province of Overijssel. On average, the life
expectancy of large dogs is around ten years and small dogs 14 years, although
this may vary by breed. So Lucy is a very old dog!
Guinness World Records has officially named Lucy the oldest living dog in the
world. The elderly dog and her owner Mrs Baker-Brusscher go out for a long walk
every day and they enjoy it.
Bonnie maybe older
Bonny’s owners have had her for 25 years and got her when she was about three.
That makes Bonny 28, or 196 in dog years.
Now Vic Aveyard, 66, and his wife Kath, 59, have got their pet’s case notes from
the PDSA to establish her exact age. They hope to prove Bonny is the world’s
oldest living dog – a record held by Lucy, 22, a Yorkie who lives in the
Kath, from Leeds, said: “We’ve had Bonny for 25 years and she is still going
strong. Apart from a few lumps and bumps, Bonny is fine. She is very sprightly
and still goes for two walks a day.”
A spokesman for the Guinness Book of World Records said: “If the couple who own
this dog believe it is the oldest still alive, we would be happy to hear from
World Record Oldest Dog
The oldest dog on record was Bluey, an Australian cattle dog, who lived to 29
years and five months before having to be put down in 1939.
Official Record for Oldest Dogs
Beagle - Butch 1975-2003 28 years
Labrador - Bramble - 1975-2003 27 years
Dachshund - Chanel - May 6, 1988 - August 28, 2009 21 years, 114 days
Australian Cattle Dog - Bluey - June 7, 1910 - November 14, 1939 29 years, 160
Labrador - Bella - 1979-2008 29 years
Terrier - Max - August 9, 1983-Living
Bernese Mountain Dog - 1984-Living
Shih Tzu - Smokey - 1986-Living