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:
|Name||Birth date||Death date||Age||Breed||Country|
|1||Bobi||11 May 1992||still alive||31 years (and counting)||Rafeiro do Alentejo||Portugal|
|2||Bluey||7 June 1910||14 November 1939||29 years, 160 days||Australian Cattle Dog||Australia|
|3||Butch||1975||2003||≥28 years, 0 days||Beagle||United States|
|4||Taffy||–||–||27 years, 211 days||Welsh Collie||United Kingdom|
|5||Snookie||1 January 1991||12 October 2018||≥27 years, 284 days||Pug||South Africa|
|6||Adjutant||14 August 1936||20 November 1963||27 years, 98 days||Labrador Retriever||United Kingdom|
|7||Buksi||1990||26 August 2017||27 years||Mutt||Hungary|
|8||Pusuke||1 April 1985||5 December 2011||26 years, 248 days||Shiba Inu mix||Japan|
|9||Bramble||1978||31 March 2003||≥25 years, 89 days||Border Collie||United Kingdom|
|10||Sugar||18 August 1952||13 August 1977||24 years, 360 days||United States|
|11||Piccolo||1 October 1987||26 December 2010||23 years, 86 days||Mutt||Italy|