You may have heard of a 21-year old Chihuahua named TobyKeith who was announced as the World’s Oldest Living Dog by Guinness World Records. After just a few weeks, another pooch has taken over the title.
The newest pooch to have taken this place is a 22-year-old Toy Fox Terrier. Her name is Pebbles and she is from the state of South Carolina. After reading that TobyKeith was awarded with the prestigious title, Pebbles parents, Bobby and Julie Gregory realised that she could compete.
Pebbles loves to have steak and listens to country music. She enjoys her life and this new title with her humans. They did not expect to win this record but are amazed that Pebbles longevity is being recognised.
How has Pebbles lived a long life?
Pet parents do their best to lengthen their dog’s lives so they can spend as much time with them. You may be wondering what is the secret to Pebble’s long life and health. According to her pet parent, Julie, “ Pebbles is like a wild teen who loves to sleep during the day and is up all night.” She listens to country music while she is sleeping.
When she is awake, she enjoys taking warm baths, snuggling with blankets. She also likes going for a walk, and playing under the palm tree in the backyard.
Pebbles was on a diet of cat food in 2012 for health reasons- always consulting the vet before changing your pooch’s diet.
On Pebbles 22nd birthday, she got a nice warm bubble bath and a plate of ribs. It’s not easy to say if any of these have played a hand in her long life but certainly they don’t seem to hurt.
Julie had great advice when it comes to your pooch’s longevity. She says,” Treat them like family because they are. Give them a happy, positive environment as much as possible, good, clean food, and proper health care.”
Is she the oldest living pooch?
Pebbles might currently be the oldest dog to live, but she’s not the oldest one. An Australian Cattle Dog, Bluey holds that title who passed away in 1939 at the age of 29 years old.
Bluey is the official pooch known as the oldest dog ever, but another dog might unofficially hold the record. Maggie, an Australian Kelpie, who also resided in Australia, may have lived till 30 years of age. However, her humans had lost their paperwork. With no documentation, Guinness was not able to award her with the official record.