List of oldest dogs

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This is a list of the oldest dogs in the world. All are (or were) 20 years of age or older. Aging in dogs depends on breed and size.

Oldest dogs by age[edit]

The oldest verified dog (and several unverified) is linked to the 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.[1] 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")[2] should be regarded as uncharacteristic exceptions rather than as indicators of common exceptional longevity for the entire breed.

RankNameBornDiedReportedBreedCountry
1Max[3]1983-08-099 August 19832013-05-1818 May 2013[4]29 years, 282 daysTerrier United States
2Bella[5][6]1982-00-00Rescued 19822008-09-066 September 200829 years, 193 daysLabrador cross United Kingdom
3Bluey[7][8][9]1910-06-077 June 19101939-11-1414 November 193929 years, 160 daysAustralian Cattle Dog Australia
4Minius[10]1985-01-16Rescued 16 January 1985Living29 years, 105 daysCross-breed Poland
5Lady[11]1908-00-0019081937-08-066 August 193728 years, 218 daysPoodle United States
6Smokey[12]1986-01-1818 January 1986Living28 years, 103 daysShih Tzu United States
7Bramble[8][13][14]1975-09-011 September 19752003-03-3131 March 200327 years, 211 daysBorder Collie United Kingdom
8Adjutant[8][15]1936-08-1414 August 19361963-11-2020 November 196327 years, 98 daysLabrador cross United Kingdom
9Butch[8][16]1975-00-0019752003-00-00200327 years, 1 dayBeagle United States
10Pusuke[17]1985-04-011 April 19852011-12-055 December 201126 years, 248 daysShiba Inu mix Japan
11Bricciola[18]1989-03-00Rescued March 1989Living>25 yearsMutt Italy
12Sugar[8][19]1952-08-1818 August 19521977-08-1313 August 197724 years, 360 days? United States
13Piccolo[8][20]1987-10-011 October 19872010-12-2626 December 201023 years, 86 daysMutt Italy
14Kathy T. Dog[8][20]1991-01-088 January 19912013-02-066 February 2013[21]22 years, 29 daysMutt United States
Jerry[22]8 July 19886 June 201022 years, 29 daysGerman Sheppard Canada
16Mister[8]1991-11-2828 November 19912013-10-2626 October 201321 years, 332 daysShepherd mix United States
17Chanel[7][8][23][24][25][26]1988-05-066 May 19882009-08-2828 August 200921 years, 114 daysDachshund United States
18Otto[27][28]1989-02-1414 February 19892010-01-1414 January 201020 years, 334 daysDachshund-Terrier Cross United Kingdom
19Sotirakis[8]1993-04-1111 April 19932014-01-1616 January 201420 years, 280 daysStray Greece
20Megabyte[8]1993-04-1111 April 19932014-01-011 January 201420 years, 265 daysChihuahua United States
21Michaela[29] [30] [31]1993-10-066 October 1993Living20 years, 207 daysCairn Terrier United States
22Winston Rha[8][32]1992-12-1212 December 19922013-05-1515 May 201320 years, 154 daysSchnauzer Poodle mix United States
23Scolly[8]1992-12-1215 June 19932013-05-1518 July 201320 years, 33 daysDachshund Mexico

References[edit]

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