Dog News: World’s Oldest Dog Dies Of Old Age

September 1st, 2009 by Dan

If a human lived to be 147 we would deem it a miracle, but things work a little differently when you’re counting in dog years. Chanel, a Wire-haired Dachshund lived to be an amazing 21 years of age! She passed away this past Friday due to natural causes in the home of her owners, Karl and Denise Shaughnessy. Chanel holds the Guinness World Records title for oldest dog.

Chanel went out with a bang! Her last birthday party was hosted by a private pet food company at a fancy New York Hotel. She received a certificate from Guinness and dined on peanut butter flavored doggie birthday cake!

Chanel the Oldest Dog

While there have been reports of dogs that have lived longer than Chanel, there have been no authenticated proof of these dog’s dates of birth. Chanel’s owners adopted her from a shelter in shelter in Newport News, VA when the puppy was 6 weeks old and had the paperwork to prove it. Currently Guinness officials are looking into claims that there is a 26 year old dog named Max living in New York. His birthday has yet to be substantiated.

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2 Responses to “Dog News: World’s Oldest Dog Dies Of Old Age”

  1. Animals Away Says:

    I am pretty sure that my dog will always act like a little pup even when he gets much older.

  2. Harry Says:

    With all the focus on beauty and form in dogs I really don’t understand why at least one breed isn’t bred to live for 30 years or more. I’d much rather have a long lived dog then a perfect show dog.

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