What Is the Oldest Dog to Ever Live?

What is the oldest dog ever? Lots of claims can be found on the internet about one breed lasting longer than another. However, the oldest animals of a few very popular breeds actually lived to be around the same age as each other.

Pusuke was from Japan , and he was once considered the oldest living dog by the Guinness Book of World Records. As a Shiba Inu mix, he was expected to have a reasonably long age since they have an average lifespan of 12 to 15 years as it is.

Famous as the oldest dog in Hungary for quite some time, Buksi had more of a social media following than most human beings ever will. Adjutant was an officially registered male Lab and also has the distinction of being the seventh oldest known dog in history. Beagles originally were bred as scent hounds to track small game, mostly rabbits and hare.

The greatest reliable age recorded for a dog is 29 years 5 months for an Australian cattle-dog named Bluey, owned by Les Hall of Rochester, Victoria.

What is the oldest dog alive today?

The oldest dog alive today is Funny Fujimura, a miniature dachshund. Funny was born in Sakai, Japan on May 27 th, 1999. Funny is currently 21 years old! The Guinness World Record title was given to Funny when their age was verified in November of 2020.

Who is the oldest dog alive 2021?

The current title-holder of world’s oldest dog is a 21-year-old rat terrier named Jake.

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Jump to navigationJump to search 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.

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] 1975
2003
~28 years, 0 days BeagleUnited States 3
Taffy [2]

27 years, 211 days Welsh CollieUnited Kingdom 4
Snookie [5] 1 January 1991
12 October 2018
~27 years, 284 days PugSouth 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
Pusuke1 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 CollieUnited Kingdom 9
Sugar18 August 1952
13 August 1977
24 years, 360 days
N/A [ clarification needed ] United States
10
Piccolo1 October 1987
26 December 2010
23 years, 86 days
Mutt Italy 11
Murzyn1 January 2000
Living
21 years, 326 days
Mongrel Russia 12
Chanel6 May 1988
28 August 2009
21 years, 114 days Dachshund United States
13
Otto14 February 1989
14 January 2010
20 years, 334 days
Dachshund-Terrier cross
United Kingdom
14
KiraKing01 January 2001
Living
20 years, 328 days
Border Collie
United Kingdom
15
Seamus24 July 1993
18 May 2014
20 years, 298 days Toy Poodle United States
16
Sotirakis11 April 1993
16 January 2014
20 years, 280 days StrayGreece 17
Megabyte11 April 1993
1 January 2014
20 years, 265 days Chihuahua United States
18
Abby26 February 2001
Living
20 years, 272 days
Labrador United States 19
Winston Rha12 December 1992
15 May 2013
20 years, 154 days Schnoodle United States
20
Lady1 June 1999
9 October 2019
20 years, 130 days Wire Hair Dachshund United States
21
Willie21 May 1994
4 September 2014
20 years, 106 days Jack Russell Terrier United Kingdom ^ 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.

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.

Infinite tail wags, endless sloppy kisses and couch cuddles for eternity: When it comes to our pups, we all wish the love they bring could last literally forever. Unfortunately, until an infinite life serum is approved and readily available, pet parents have to do their absolute best to ensure their four-legged friends have the happiest and longest life possible. So, just how old is the oldest dog?

Some say that Maggie the Australian Kelpie, who lived on a dairy farm with her parent, Brian McLaren, has Bluey beat when it comes to the oldest dog in the world. McLaren claims Maggie passed away at the age of 30thats about 164 years old in doggy yearsafter living a long and healthy life on a dairy farm in Australia.

Unfortunately, McLaren no longer had the dogs official paperwork, so her age could not be verified by Guinness World Records, according to Australian newspaper The Weekly Times . It can be expensive to have cleanings done, but they are necessary, especially since dogs dont floss two to three times per day and some pet parents neglect to brush their teeth regularly. It really is a team effort to keep your dog happy and healthy, but one thats well worth it to improve the quality of life for your favorite furry friend.

“She was 30. She was still going along nicely last week. She was walking from the dairy to the office and growling at the cats and all that sort of thing,” Brian told the Weekly Times.

She was walking from the dairy to the office and growling at the cats and all that sort of thing,” Brian told the Weekly Times . Guinness World Records says he was bought as a puppy in 1910 in Victoria and worked among cattle and sheep for nearly 20 years before being put to sleep.

Bramble the Border Collie

Each of the dogs on this list is special or stands out for one reason or another. Bramble is no exception, and this animal from the United Kingdom was known for being a bit of a vegetarian. He only ate vegetables, lentils, rice, and other plants exclusively. It’s also interesting that Bramble tended to eat just once daily.The Border Collie breed is known for dogs that live a bit longer than average. It’s not uncommon for them to live to be 14 to 17 years. However, it’s pretty rare for them to live as long as Bramble did at 25 years and 89 days.

Pusuke the Shiba Inu Mix

Pusuke was from Japan, and he was once considered the oldest living dog by the Guinness Book of World Records. As a Shiba Inu mix, he was expected to have a reasonably long age since they have an average lifespan of 12 to 15 years as it is.However, this famous animal lasted from April of 1985 until December of 2011 for a lifetime of 26 years and 248 days. That’s quite an impressive run. This dog was featured in a variety of media at the time of his passing because of his popularity in Japan and abroad.

Buksi the Mutt

Famous as the oldest dog in Hungary for quite some time, Buksi had more of a social media following than most human beings ever will. Living from 1990 until 2017, this dog comes in at sixth on our list as he died at the age of 27.Even in his death, this dog was in for a bit of fame. He was studied by ELTE University because of his long life, and videos of this process are readily available online.

Adjutant the Labrador Retriever

On this list, Snookie just barely beat out Adjutant, who comes in fifth place. Adjutant lived from 1936 through 1963, and that totaled 27 years and 98 days.Even though he’s fifth on the list, he may be the most impressive dog of the bunch. The reason for that is that he was a Labrador Retriever, and they live shorter lives on average compared to the others we’re taking a look at here. With an average lifespan in the range of 10 to 12 years, that makes living for more than 27 years even more impressive.

Snookie the Pug

Snookie is fourth on our list. She stands out for being a more recent addition to the list since she only died back in October of 2018. This pug was around since early 1991. Overall, this led her to be around for 27 years and 284 days. Living this long is pretty remarkable since the pug breed only averages a lifespan of 13 to 14 years on average.Living in South Africa, she is the only dog from Africa on this list as well.

Taffy the Welsh Collie

In 1998, Taffy was mentioned in the Guinness Book of World Records as one of the longest-living dogs still around. He was a Welsh Collie, which is a cross between a Welsh Sheepdog and a Border Collie. Once again, we see the theme of the oldest dogs ever coming from intelligent breeds.Taffy was able to make it to 27 years and 211 days. He was from the United Kingdom.

Butch, the Oldest Beagle

Interestingly enough, it was a beagle named Butch who holds second place. We say this is interesting because he had some things in common with Bluey. The breed is on the smaller end of the size scale, and both breeds are known to yield intelligent dogs.Butch was from the state of Virginia in the United States. What makes Butch stand out from a few others on this list is that he once held the title from the Guinness Book of World Records for the dog that had lived the longest but was also still alive while he officially held the title. He was around from 1975 until 2003 for an age of just over 28 years at the time of his death, but information about Bluey being discovered later ended his time on top of the list.

The Oldest Dog Ever

A dog’s average lifespan can range from 6 to 8 years (for larger breeds like Great Danes) to upwards of 13 to 20 years (for smaller breeds like Yorkshire Terriers), according to the American Kennel Club. In the case of the oldest dog ever, he far outlived the norm.That title goes to Bluey, a remarkable Australian cattle-dog who lived to be 29 years and 5 months old, says Hannah Ortman, head of the records management team at Guinness World Records North America. The pup was cared for by Les Hall of Rochester, Victoria, Australia, which is located approximately 118 miles north of Melbourne.Bluey’s family got him as a puppy in 1910, and apparently he lived a very active lifestyle, according to Ortman and the Guinness World Records team. The dog worked among cattle and sheep before ultimately being euthanized due to complications of old age on Nov. 14, 1939.Some say that Maggie the Australian Kelpie, who lived on a dairy farm with her parent, Brian McLaren, has Bluey beat when it comes to the oldest dog in the world. McLaren claims Maggie passed away at the age of 30—that’s about 164 years old in doggy years—after living a long and healthy life on a dairy farm in Australia. Unfortunately, McLaren no longer had the dog’s official paperwork, so her age could not be verified by Guinness World Records, according to Australian newspaper The Weekly Times. Fun fact: Maggie’s hometown of Woolsthorpe is less than 250 miles from Bluey’s hometown, both in the province of Victoria.

How Old Is the Oldest Dog Alive?

Throughout the decades there have been other durable pooches who have given Bluey a run for his money.The last Guinness World Records holder for “oldest dog living” was Jake the Rat Terrier, who lived with his pet parent, Ronald W. Johnson, in Davenport, Iowa. Jake was born July 21, 1994, and passed away just days after his 21st birthday in 2015.How old is the oldest dog alive today? There is no current Guinness World Records holder for oldest dog living as dogs must be at least 21 years old to qualify.