Unusual: the oldest dog in the world is a 21-year-old Chihuahua

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This dog is the oldest in the world, its age is equivalent to 110 years in humans.

TobyKeith is not a simple chihuahua who lives in Florida (USA). He was officially recognized by Guinness World Records as the oldest dog in the world.

Aged 21 years and 66 days, the equivalent of 110 years in human age, TobyKeith far exceeds the life expectancy of Chihuahuas, which generally live between 12 and 18 years.

His mistress adopted him when he was only a few months old. The animal lived in a shelter. “An elderly couple” wanted to “sell a puppy because they couldn’t take care of him,” she told Guinness World Records.

A balanced lifestyle

Every day, the Chihuahua wakes up at 6:30 a.m. for his first walk of the day. After stretching his legs, he eats a meal, including a slice of turkey, and spends his days with his mistress who works from home.

According to its owner, this longevity comes from good genetics, but also from a healthy lifestyle, with good nutrition, exercise and of course a loving home. The rest of the day is spent between naps and short walks. “People can’t believe how good he looks for his age,” she explains in the Guinness World Records video.

However, the record for the oldest dog ever known is attributed to an Australian cattle dog named Bluey, who was born in 1910 and died in 1939. Aged 29, he still holds the record for longevity today, according to an article from Geo.

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