Max (dog)

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BreedBeagle, dachshund, terrier mix
Born9 August 1983
Died18 May 2013 (aged 29 years, 282 days)
Known forAge
OwnerJanelle DeRouen

Max (9 August 1983 – 18 May 2013) was a beagle, dachshund and terrier mix whose owner claimed that he had lived 29 years and 282 days.[1][unreliable source?] His owner, Janelle Derouen, adopted him from a Louisiana sugar cane farmer in 1983.[1][2][unreliable source?]

In August 2009, The Telegraph reported that Max had veterinary records proving his age and that at 29 he was the world's oldest living dog. He was 3 years older than Pusuke, a Shiba Inu who, at 26 years of age, had previously been considered the oldest living dog.[3][4]

On May 15, 2013, the Guinness World Records organization was purported to have approved a claim made by Janelle DeRouen for Max to be recognized as the World's Oldest Dog.[1] However, just three days later, on May 18, Max died of a tonic–clonic seizure.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d Sarah Blanchard. "Max misses 'World's Oldest Dog' title". The Daily Iberian. Retrieved 13 October 2016.
  2. ^ Eims, Penny (September 10, 2011). "Holy smoke - that's an old dog!". Family & Home Examiner. Retrieved June 2, 2013.
  3. ^ "World's oldest dog turns 26". Retrieved 13 October 2016.
  4. ^ Faulk, Laura (September 20, 2009). "The top dog? Max , 26, could be world s oldest". Biloxi, Mississippi. Sun Herald. Retrieved June 2, 2013.

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Preceded by
World's oldest dog
6 September 1998 – 18 May 2013
Succeeded by