Posted on March 7, 2015, 6:17 am
Max was a beagle, dachshund and terrier mix who lived 29 years and 282 days holds the Guinness World Record for oldest dog. MAX took over the record from Bluey, an Australian cattle dog of age 29 years and 5 months which holded the record until February 2013.
MAX owner, Janelle Derouen, adopted him from a Louisiana sugar cane farmer in 1983. Max, who weighs about 16 pounds,shares home and attention with Murphy, a 4-year-old mixed-Pomeranian. MAX was 3 years older than Pusuke a Shiba Inu who, at 26 years of age, had previously been considered the oldest living dog until his death in December 2011, according to the Guinness World Records.
Max with his owner Janelle Derouen celebrated his 26th birthday
However, On May 18, Max died of a Tonic–clonic seizure. If Max had lived to the following August, he would have been the first known dog to reach 30 years of age.
|Name||Birth Date||Death Date||Age||Breed||Country of Death|
|Max||9 August 1983||18 May 2013||29 years, 282 days||Beagle, Dachshund, Terrier||United States|
|Bluey||7 June 1910||14 November 1939||29 years, 160 days||Australian Cattle Dog||Australia|
|Butch||1975||2003||less than 28 years,||Beagle||United States|
|Bramble||1 September 1975||31 March 2003||27 years, 211 days||Border Collie||United Kingdom|
|Adjutant||14 August 1936||20 November 1963||27 years, 98 days||Labrador Retriever cross||United Kingdom|
|Pusuke||1 April 1985||5 December 2011||26 years, 248 days||Shiba Inu mix||Japan|
|Sugar||18 August 1952||13 August 1977||24 years, 360 days||N/A||United States|
|Piccolo||1 October 1987||26 December 2010||23 years, 86 days||Mutt||Italy|
|Kathy T.Dog||8 January 1991||6 February 2013||22 years, 29 days||Mutt||United States|
|Mister||28 November 1991||26 October 2013||21 years, 332 days||Shepherd mix||United States|