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List of longest living 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, size and diet.

Longest living dogs verified by age[edit]

Several of the following dogs' ages were authenticated via Guinness World Records.

Rank Name Birth date Death date Age Breed Country of death
1 Bluey[1][2] 7 June 1910 14 November 1939 29 years, 160 days Australian Cattle Dog[a] Australia
2 Butch[5][6] 1975 2003 ~28 years, 0 days Beagle United States
3 Taffy[2] 27 years, 211 days Welsh Collie United Kingdom
4 Snookie[5][6] 1 January 1991 12 October 2018 ~27 years, 284 days Pug South Africa
5 Adjutant[7] 14 August 1936 20 November 1963 27 years, 98 days Labrador Retriever United Kingdom
6 Buksi[8][9] 1990 26 August 2017 27 years Mutt Hungary
7 Pusuke[6] 1 April 1985 5 December 2011 26 years, 248 days Shiba Inu mix Japan
8 Bramble[10][11] 1978 31 March 2003 ~25 years, 89 days Border Collie United Kingdom
9 Sugar[6] 18 August 1952 13 August 1977 24 years, 360 days N/A[clarification needed] United States
10 Piccolo[6] 1 October 1987 26 December 2010 23 years, 86 days Mutt Italy
11 Chanel[6] 6 May 1988 28 August 2009 21 years, 114 days Dachshund United States
12 Murzyn[6] 1 January 2000 Living 21 years, 294 days Mongrel Russia
13 Otto[6] 14 February 1989 14 January 2010 20 years, 334 days Dachshund-Terrier cross United Kingdom
14 Seamus[6] 24 July 1993 18 May 2014 20 years, 298 days Toy Poodle United States
15 Sotirakis[6] 11 April 1993 16 January 2014 20 years, 280 days Stray Greece
16 Megabyte[6] 11 April 1993 1 January 2014 20 years, 265 days Chihuahua United States
17 KiraKing[6] 01 January 2001 Living 20 years, 296 days Border Collie United Kingdom
18 Abby[6] 26 February 2001 Living 20 years, 240 days Labrador United States
19 Winston Rha[6] 12 December 1992 15 May 2013 20 years, 154 days Schnoodle United States
20 Lady[6] 1 June 1999 9 October 2019 20 years, 130 days Wire Hair Dachshund United States
21 Willie[6] 21 May 1994 4 September 2014 20 years, 106 days Jack Russell Terrier United Kingdom

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ 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.[3] 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")[4] should be regarded as uncharacteristic exceptions rather than as indicators of common exceptional longevity for the entire breed.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Guinness World Records (ed.). "world's oldest dog".
  2. ^ a b Guinness Book of Records. Guinness Publishing Ltd. 1998. p. 240.Edition included both Bluey and Taffy.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ "Chilla, world's oldest dog, dies at 32". The Fort Scott Tribune. Associated Press. 14 March 1984. Retrieved 9 June 2014.
  5. ^ a b Guinness World Records. p. 50.[edition needed]
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p The source is purported to be GWR however no edition or page number is provided. Editors are encouraged to find and update entries for each dog if they have access to past editions: Guinness World Records. London: Jim Pattison Group.
  7. ^ Guinness World Records (1970 ed.). p. 35.
  8. ^ origo.hu (ed.). "A demens kutyák titka: magyarok kutatják az ebek öregedését". Retrieved 20 August 2016.
  9. ^ index.hu (ed.). "Elpusztult Buksi, Magyarország legöregebb kutyája". Retrieved 28 August 2017.
  10. ^ "Is It OK to Make Your Dog Vegan?". WIRED. Retrieved 24 June 2021.
  11. ^ "Bramble the Collie's Secrets to Living to Age 25". v-dog. Retrieved 24 June 2021.