Bluey (dog)

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Born Bluey Les Hall
7 June 1910
Died 14 November 1939 (aged 29 years, 160 days)
Rochester, Victoria, Australia
Known for Oldest dog ever until Max (1983-2013)[citation needed]

Bluey (7 June 1910 – 14 November 1939) was an Australian cattle dog owned by Les and Esma Hall of Rochester, Victoria, Australia, which, according to an anecdotal report, lived 29 years, 6 months and 12 days, but the record is unverified.[1] Bluey held the world record for the oldest dog, according to Guinness World Records, who cite the anecdotal reports as being "reliable",[2] until February 2013, when Max took over.[3][4]

Bluey's record age, along with that, also unverified, of an Australian Cattle Dog - Labrador mixed breed dog named "Chilla" reported to have lived to the age of 32 years and 12 days,[5] 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.[6] 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 a Bluey's or Chilla's should be regarded as uncharacteristic exceptions rather than as indicators of common exceptional longevity for this entire breed.[6]

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  1. ^ Entry for Canis familiaris. AnAge Database. Human Ageing Genomic Resources. Retrieved 17 July 2007.
  2. ^ "Oldest dog". Guinness World Records. 2011. Retrieved 8 May 2011. 
  3. ^ Knapton, Sarah (2008-09-08). "Oldest dog Bella the Labrador dies – aged 29". London: Telegraph. Retrieved 2010-11-03. 
  4. ^ "The world's oldest dog dies at the age of 203 (in canine years)". London: Daily Mail. 2009-09-09. Retrieved 2010-11-03. 
  5. ^ World's oldest pooch dies, Beaver County Times, 13 March 1984. Retrieved 9 May 2011.
  6. ^ a b 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.


  • 2004 Guinness Book of World Records