Maggie the Kelpie, a contender for the world’s oldest dog, was said to be 30 years old when she passed away peacefully this week.
Maggie the Kelpie, believed to be 30 years old passed away peacefully this week.
“She was still going along nicely last week, she was walking from the dairy to the office and growling at the cats and all that sort of thing,” her owner, Woolsthorpe dairy farmer Brian McLaren said.
“She just went downhill in two days and I said yesterday morning when I went home for lunch, ‘She hasn’t got long now’.”
“I’m sad, but I’m pleased she went the way she went.”
The Australian dog was a contender for the oldest dog in the world. However, her age could not be officially verified because Brian lost the original paperwork.
The title of the world’s oldest dog still belongs to Bluey, an Australian Cattle Dog from Rochester, Victoria, Australia. He was 29 years and five months when he was put down in 1939.
While we all wish dogs can live to Maggie and Bluey’s age, the average lifespan of a dog falls between eight and 14 years.
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Posted by 7 News Perth on Thursday, 5 November 2015
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