We wish dogs could live with us for ages, isn’t it?
Yes, every dog lover and pet owner always have this thought if they could do something to make their dogs live a little longer. Generally, as we know, the maximum age a dog survives is 15-17 years. But there are some exceptional cases where the owners were lucky to see their dogs live for a longer duration than they expected. So, if you too want to know more about these dogs, keep reading till the end.
A Portuguese dog, Bobi, has been recently counted as the oldest living dog ever. He, now 30 years, has received the Guinness Book of World Records for being the oldest dog that has ever lived. He lives in Conqueiros with a Costa Family, and he is a breed of Rafeiro do Alentejo, a purebred livestock guardian dog. These dogs usually have a life expectancy of 14 years, but Bobi has made it to date.
An Australian cattle dog, Bluey lived for 29 years, 5 months till she died in 1939. She mainly worked with cattle for two decades, and maybe it is this active life that she led which resulted in her longevity. After all, regular exercise is crucial for god’s health. Australian cattle dogs usually live for 13 years, which is half of the age till which Bluey was alive.
She’s the fourth longes;t-lived dog ever. She was 27 years and 284 days and died recently in 2018. Since the pug breed has an average lifespan of 13-14 years, so comparatively, Snookie has left a pretty remarkable life, almost double what she was expected to.
A beagle named Butch holds the third place in this list. Butch lived from 1975 to 2003, making it 28 years of his lifespan till he died. Butch hailed from Virginia, United States, and the breed is of the smaller sized dogs and known to be quite intelligent, but their lifespan on average is 12-14 years. Butch thus surpassed his master’s expectations and was with us in this world for 28 years.
Taffy, the Welsh Collie, in 1988 earned the Guinness Book of World Records for being the longest-living dog, who then was 27 years 211 days. He belongs to a cross between Border Collie and Welsh Sheepdog, which makes him belong to an intelligent breed. Likewise, most longest-lived dogs are seen coming from intelligent breeds, like Taffy.
Do you think your dog can make it next to the list?