Owner Of World’s Oldest Living Dog Shares Secrets Of His Long Life

Posted April 19, 2022 by with 2 comments

So sweet:

Via Guinness World Records:

A new record for the world’s oldest dog living has been confirmed in Greenacres, Florida, USA.

Chihuahua TobyKeith (USA, b. 9 January 2001) had his record verified at the grand old age of 21 years 66 days on 16 March 2022.

TobyKeith’s owner, Gisela Shore, has been with him for the vast majority of his life, after adopting him from an animal shelter when he was just a few months old.

An average day for this old gentleman sees him wake up at 6:30 am for his first trip outside before getting his first snack of the day (his favourite treat is a slice of turkey).

The rest of his day consists of more short walks and, when Gisela is working from home, lying next to her work station.

TobyKeith does have a heart condition, but it doesn’t give him too much trouble.

In fact, now 21 years 3 months 5 days old at the time of writing, TobyKeith has far exceeded the usual life expectancy of an average Chihuahua, which can range from 12 to 18 years.

She believes TobyKeith’s continued health is helped by regular exercise and a healthy diet, consisting of vegetables, rice and chicken and no sugary treats. Gisela thinks the key to his grand old age is healthy genetics, a healthy diet and, most importantly, a loving home.


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