A Florida dog has broken the record for the oldest dog alive!
According to the Guinness Book of World Records (GWR), TobyKeith, a Chihuahua from Palm Beach County, achieved the title at the age of 21 years and 66 days.
On January 9, 2001, TobyKeith was born. Gisela Shore, the dog’s owner, has been with him for the majority of his life after adopting him from an animal shelter when he was just a few months old, according to GWR.
“I was volunteering at Peggy Adams Animal Rescue when one of the employees told me about an elderly couple who were trying to surrender a puppy because they could no longer care for him,” Gisela explained. TobyKeith’s previous owners named him Peanut Butter, but Gisela changed it later.
TobyKeith is mostly healthy, with the exception of a heart condition that his owner says doesn’t bother him too much. In fact, the adorable pooch outlived the breed’s normal lifespan, which is between 12 and 18 years old.
His owner attributes his good health to a healthy diet, regular exercise, and, of course, a loving home.
The oldest dog ever recorded, according to GWR, was an Australian cattle-dog named Bluey who lived in Australia. Bluey had a life span of 29 years and 5 months.
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