Who was the Longest Living Dog (until February of 2023)?

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Would you like to know who held the record for the longest living dog until this year? Then read on! And maybe check out also Longest Living Dog Breeds.

Longest Living Dog

According to the Guinness World Records, the longest living dog in the world was an Australian Cattle Dog called Bluey. She was born 7 June 1910 and died 14 November 1939 at the quite incredible age of 29 years and 5 months.

Bluey lived with her owners Les and Esma Hall in Victoria, Australia where she worked as a cattle and sheep herding dog for nearly 20 years.

In 2011 a survey on longevity of the Australian Cattle Dog was performed and it yielded a mean longevity of 13.41 years (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.). So Bluey’s record is quite extraordinary.

There were several claims made by other dog owners stating that their dogs had beaten the records, however, these were never verified and so, Bluey remains the longest living dog record holder until today.

However, Bluey lost his title to Bobi, the 31-year-old Rafeiro de Alentejo, in February of 2023.

Other Long Living Dogs

These are 11 longest-living dogs:

 NameBirth dateDeath dateAgeBreedCountry
1Bobi11 May 1992still alive31 years (and counting)Rafeiro do AlentejoPortugal
2Bluey7 June 191014 November 193929 years, 160 daysAustralian Cattle DogAustralia
3Butch19752003≥28 years, 0 daysBeagleUnited States
4Taffy27 years, 211 daysWelsh CollieUnited Kingdom
5Snookie1 January 199112 October 2018≥27 years, 284 daysPugSouth Africa
6Adjutant14 August 193620 November 196327 years, 98 daysLabrador RetrieverUnited Kingdom
7Buksi199026 August 201727 yearsMuttHungary
8Pusuke1 April 19855 December 201126 years, 248 daysShiba Inu mixJapan
9Bramble197831 March 2003≥25 years, 89 daysBorder CollieUnited Kingdom
10Sugar18 August 195213 August 197724 years, 360 days United States
11Piccolo1 October 198726 December 201023 years, 86 daysMuttItaly