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List of oldest dogs

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List of oldest dogs

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. Bramble, a larger dog, was fed a vegan diet, living over 27 years. [1]

Oldest verified dogs by age

The following canines' ages were authenticated via Guinness World Records. A document is required by Guinness, such as a birth certificate, to prove his or her age as true.

Rank Name Birth date Death date Age Breed Country of death
1 Bluey[2][3] 1910-06-077 June 1910 1939-11-1414 November 1939 29 years, 160 days Australian Cattle Dog[1] Australia
2 Butch[1] 1975-00-001975 2003-00-002003 28 years, 0 days Beagle United States
3 Taffy[3] 1975-09-01- 2003-03-31- −317 days Welsh Collie United Kingdom
4 Bramble[1] 1975-09-011 September 1975 2003-03-3131 March 2003 27 years, 211 days Border Collie United Kingdom
5 Adjutant[1] 1936-08-1414 August 1936 1963-11-2020 November 1963 27 years, 98 days Labrador Retriever cross United Kingdom
6 Pusuke[1] 1985-04-011 April 1985 2011-12-055 December 2011 26 years, 248 days Shiba Inu mix Japan
7 Sugar[1] 1952-08-1818 August 1952 1977-08-1313 August 1977 24 years, 360 days N/A United States
8 Piccolo[1] 1987-10-011 October 1987 2010-12-2626 December 2010 23 years, 86 days Mutt Italy
9 Kathy T. Dog 1991-01-088 January 1991 2013-02-066 February 2013 22 years, 29 days Mutt United States
10 Mister 1991-11-2828 November 1991 2013-10-2626 October 2013 21 years, 332 days Shepherd mix United States
11 Chanel[1][6] 1988-05-066 May 1988 2009-08-2828 August 2009 21 years, 114 days Dachshund United States
12 Otto[1][7] 1989-02-1414 February 1989 2010-01-1414 January 2010 20 years, 334 days Dachshund-Terrier cross United Kingdom
13 Seamus[1] 1993-07-2424 July 1993 2013-05-1518 May 2014 20 years, 298 days Toy Poodle United States
14 Sotirakis[1] 1993-04-1111 April 1993 2014-01-1616 January 2014 20 years, 280 days Stray Greece
15 Megabyte[1] 1993-04-1111 April 1993 2014-01-011 January 2014 20 years, 265 days Chihuahua United States
16 Winston Rha[1] 1992-12-1212 December 1992 2013-05-1515 May 2013 20 years, 154 days Schnoodle United States
17 Willie[1] 1994-05-2121 May 1994 2014-09-044 September 2014 20 years, 106 days Jack Russell Terrier United Kingdom
18 Scolly[1] 1992-06-1515 June 1993 2013-05-1518 July 2013 20 years, 33 days Dachshund Mexico


  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.[4] 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")[5] should be regarded as uncharacteristic exceptions rather than as indicators of common exceptional longevity for the entire breed.


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o 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:
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  3. ^ a b Edition included both Bluey and Taffy.
  4. ^ 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.
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