World’s oldest dog, Otto, dies at 146

January 20, 2010 at 11:41 am | Posted in Lifescape | Leave a comment
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Dachshund cross terrier Otto died today aged 146 in dog years, 31 days short of 21 in human years
World’s oldest dog: Dachshund cross terrier Otto died today aged 146 in dog years, 31 days short of 21 in human years

Even for a sausage dog, it was an extraordinarily long stretch.

The dachshund-terrier cross was playful to the end, his owners said, but had to be put down because of a tumour in his stomach.

Peter Jones, 68, said he and his wife Lynn, 53, were devastated by the loss.

‘Dog years’ are generally reckoned by multiplying each human year by seven. Mr Jones said: ‘He would have been 147 next month.’

Born on Valentine’s Day 1989, Otto was officially crowned the
most senior canine in the world by the Guinness Book of Records last
October. Proof of his age was established by inoculation certificates from his vets.

Otto pictured with owner Peter Jones, 68. Peter and wife Lynn attributed his longevity to love, good food and regular check-ups

Mr Jones added: ‘We have had messages of condolence from people all over the world.’

The oldest ever dog was Bluey, a sheepdog from , who lived to 29 years and five months before he was put down in 1939.

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