Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Pusuke, world's oldest living dog in Japan, yielded at the age of 26 years and 9 months

Pusuke
The world's oldest living dog named Pusuke who is in the list of Guinness Book of World Records at last yielded and passed away in Japan at the age of 26 years and 9 months. 26-years-and-nine-months-old would make him 182-years-old in human years. The IBTimes reports that Pusuke was almost killed in a car crash in 2008. The dog underwent surgery and lived another three years.

According to WebMD, the general rule to convert dog years to human years it to multiply the dog’s age by seven. (This is a simplified equation, according to WebMD. To get the dog’s accurate age in human years you have to take breed and size into consideration.)

The owner of the dog Yumiko Shinohara reportedly said that her dog died peacefully at home on Monday after his owner returned from running errands, according to Kyodo news. Shinohara also said her beloved pet had been healthy and active until Monday, when he began struggling for breath. She said, "I think [Pusuke] waited for me to come home."

This male crossbreed dog was certified as the world's oldest living dog by the Guinness Book of Records last December and could have created another record, had it lived for two years and eight months more. The record for the oldest dog, dead or alive, is currently held by an Australian cattle-dog, Bluey, who was put to sleep in November 1939. Bluey was 29 years and five months old at the time of his death.

Bluey, the oldest ever

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