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World's Oldest Dog - Bluey - 29 Years old
Bluey was born on June 7, 1910 and died November 14, 1939. He was an
Australian cattle dog owned by Les and Esma Hall of Rochester, Victoria,
Australia, which, according to an anecdotal report, lived 29 years, 5 months
and 7 days, but the record is unverified. Bluey holds the world record for
the oldest dog, which has been verified by Guinness World Records. The great
grandson of Bluey's owner, Clayton Fleming of Victoria, Australia possesses
copies of the official letters from Guinness
Bluey worked among sheep and cattle for 20 years, and survived until Nov.
14, 1939, when he was put down. He had lived on a diet of kangaroos and
emus. He was the world's oldest dog, a record that has never been beaten.
Otto - The World's Current Oldest Dog
Otto, a dachshund-crossterrier, is officially the oldest dog in the world.
At the grand old age of 20 years and eight months he has every right to
enjoy his dog days at a leisurely pace.
Mrs Jones, 53, has owned Otto since he was six weeks old. She and her
husband, 68, a retired sales manager, who have been married for eight years,
estimate Otto's age in 'dog years' - where one human year equates to seven
for a canine - at 145. Former record holder: Chanel, 21, with her owner,
Denice Shaughnessy, from New York State. The white-haired dachshund died in
They attribute his longevity to 'plenty of love, plenty of good food and
regular check-ups at the vets'. Otto has arthritis, which somewhat limits
his activities, but the couple say he is still sprightly. 'He doesn't really
like walkies any more,' Mrs Jones said. 'He gets about ten yards down the
road then looks back over his shoulder as if to say "I want to go home". But
he's still playful. He can still jump all over people when they come round.'
By early evening, however, Otto is ready for bed. Often this means Mrs Jones
has to sleep in the spare room because Otto likes to be tucked up next to