Thursday, October 22, 2009

Dachshund Mix 'Otto' Claims World's Oldest Dog Title

With the passing of Dachshund mix 'Chanel' at 21, the oldest dog on record according to Guinness World Records, senior canines from around the world have been clamoring for the top spot as the world's oldest dog.  Congrats goes out to Dachshund mix 'Otto,' who hails from Shropshire, England, for taking the crown.  Otto will be 21 in February, and recently traveled to London to appear on a chat show and receive a certificate in his honor.  Read all about it at the Shropshire Star. 



Otto is NOT the world's oldest dog.A "terrier mix" named Max, owned by Janelle Derouen of New Iberia, Louisiana, born on August 9, 1983, celebrated his 26th birthday in September.

Janelle says Max is in remarkably good shape. He suffers from cataracts, so he wears doggie goggles when he's out in the sun, and a touch of arthritis has slowed him down, but not by much.

You can read more about Max and see his photo at

For latest developments, see "Every dog hath his day" in my blog:

Rowdy and Bette said...

We hear ya Eric, and agree. We remembered reading about Max a while back and were curious about Otto getting this decree.
Our dad's co-worker had a dog who lived on her farm to be 24 and a half, and we've also personally met a 20 year old doxie, and a few 18 and 19 year olds, so surely a world record holder would be older?

Haley said...

I heard about an Australian Cattle Dog that lived for like 28 years. It know that 26 is close to that, but Australian Cattle Dogs are larger than terriers, and large dogs don't live as long. It seems impossible for a dog to live that long, but I've heard it in two different places.

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