Worlds Oldest Dog Dies

Worlds Oldest Dog Dies

Pusuke, listed by the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s oldest-living dog, died in Japan on Monday, December 5, 2011. at 26 years old.

In dog years - that's either well over 120 - or equal to Larry King, depending on your definition.

The dog’s owner, Yumiko Shinohara, said the male mixed breed dog died north of Tokyo, according to the Kyodo news agency.

Pusuke was reportedly eating well and staying active until Monday, when he lost his appetite and had difficulty breathing.  Pusuke died peacefully, minutes after his owner returned home from a walk.

“I think (Pusuke) waited for me to come home,” she said, according to Kyodo.

Born in April of 1985, Pusuke was recognized last December as the world’s oldest-living dog.

The oldest-known dog on record, according to Guinness, was an Australian cattle dog named Bluey, who lived to the ripe old age of 29 years and five months before being euthanized in 1939.


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  • Giant WOW. Where do you get these factoids? Thanks for sharing. And what a cute dog.

  • agreed, my friend.....very cute - very nice this dog's quality of life apparently nice 'till the end.

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