List of oldest dogs

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This is a list of the oldest verified dogs in the world, listed by age, all of whom have attained the minimum age of 20. Aging in dogs depends on breed and size.[1]

Oldest verified dogs by age[edit]

One of the oldest verified dogs (and several unverified) was an Australian Cattle Dog. This has prompted a study of the longevity of the Australian Cattle Dog to examine if the breed might have exceptional longevity. The 100-dog survey yielded a mean longevity of 13.41 years with a standard deviation of 2.36 years.[2] The study concluded that while Australian Cattle Dogs are a healthy breed and do live on average almost a year longer than most dogs of other breeds in the same weight class, record ages such as Bluey's ("Verified") or Chilla's ("Unverified")[3] should be regarded as uncharacteristic exceptions rather than as indicators of common exceptional longevity for the entire breed.

The following canines' ages were authenticated via Guinness World Records. A document is required by Guinness, such as a birth certificate, to prove his or her age as true.

Rank Name Birth date Death date Age Breed Country of death
1 Max[1] 1983-08-099 August 1983 2013-05-1818 May 2013 29 years, 282 days Beagle, Dachshund, Terrier United States
2 Bluey[1] 1910-06-077 June 1910 1939-11-1414 November 1939 29 years, 160 days Australian Cattle Dog Australia
3 Butch[1] 1975-00-001975 2003-00-002003 28 years, 0 days Beagle United States
4 Bramble[1] 1975-09-011 September 1975 2003-03-3131 March 2003 27 years, 211 days Border Collie United Kingdom
5 Adjutant[1] 1936-08-1414 August 1936 1963-11-2020 November 1963 27 years, 98 days Labrador Retriever cross United Kingdom
6 Pusuke[1] 1985-04-011 April 1985 2011-12-055 December 2011 26 years, 248 days Shiba Inu mix Japan
7 Sugar[1] 1952-08-1818 August 1952 1977-08-1313 August 1977 24 years, 360 days N/A United States
8 Piccolo[1] 1987-10-011 October 1987 2010-12-2626 December 2010 23 years, 86 days Mutt Italy
9 Kathy T. Dog[1] 1991-01-088 January 1991 2013-02-066 February 2013[4] 22 years, 29 days Mutt United States
10 Mister[1] 1991-11-2828 November 1991 2013-10-2626 October 2013 21 years, 332 days Shepherd mix United States
11 Chanel[1] 1988-05-066 May 1988 2009-08-2828 August 2009 21 years, 114 days Dachshund United States
12 Seamus[1] 1993-07-2424 July 1993 2013-05-1518 May 2014 20 years, 298 days Toy Poodle United States
13 Sotirakis[1] 1993-04-1111 April 1993 2014-01-1616 January 2014 20 years, 280 days Stray Greece
14 Megabyte[1] 1993-04-1111 April 1993 2014-01-011 January 2014 20 years, 265 days Chihuahua United States
15 Otto[1] 1989-02-1414 February 1989 2010-01-1414 January 2010 20 years, 334 days Dachshund-Terrier cross United Kingdom
16 Winston Rha[1] 1992-12-1212 December 1992 2013-05-1515 May 2013 20 years, 154 days Schnoodle United States
17 Willie[1] 1994-05-2121 May 1994 2014-09-044 September 2014 20 years, 106 days Jack Russell Terrier United Kingdom
18 Scolly[1] 1992-06-1515 June 1993 2013-05-1518 July 2013 20 years, 33 days Dachshund Mexico

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s Guinness World Records. London: Jim Pattison Group. 
  2. ^ Lee, P. (2011). Longevity of the Australian Cattle Dog: Results of a 100-Dog Survey. ACD Spotlight, Vol. 4, Issue 1, Spring 2011, 96–105.
  3. ^ Associated Press (1984-03-14). "Chilla, world's oldest dog, dies at 32". The Fort Scott Tribune. Retrieved 2014-06-09. 
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