Top 12 Oldest Dogs In The World Verified By Age


Here is the list of the top twelve longest-living dogs in the world listed by age. While aging in dogs varies from breed to breed, the oldest verified dogs on this list have all attained the minimum age of 20. When advancing in years, a dog's ability to hear, see, and move about easily changes, as with humans. According to Wikipedia, the lifespan of smaller dogs is 15–16 years while medium and large-size dogs usually live up to 20 years.

1. Bobi

Bobi the oldest dog ever

  • Date of birth: May 11, 1992
  • Date of death: Alive
  • Age: 30 years, 267 days
  • Breed: Rafeiro do Alentejo
  • Sex: Male
  • Country: Portugal

As of February 2023, Bobi the Rafeiro do Alentejo from Portugal was crowned the oldest living dog at the age of 30 years and eight months. Bobi's age was verified by Guinness World Records, which officially proclaimed him the Oldest Living Dog in the whole world the World's Oldest Dog Ever. The Rafeiro do Alentejo is a Portuguese breed with a life expectancy of twelve to fourteen years. However, Bobi defied the odds by living up to almost 31 years. Bobi's owner, Leonel, believes that the secret to the canine's long life is his history of being raised in a calm, peaceful environment that's surrounded by nature.

2. Bluey

Australian Cattle Dog

  • Date of birth: 7 June 1910
  • Date of death: 14 November 1939
  • Age: 29 years, 160 days
  • Breed: Australian Cattle Dog
  • Sex: Female
  • Country: Australia

The former oldest dog ever verified by Guinness World Records was an Australian cattle dog named Bluey She was owned by Les and Esma Hall of Victoria, Australia. According to the records, Bluey spent a total of 29 years and 5 months on earth before passing away. According to Wikipedia, Bluey's active life with sheep and cattle may have contributed to her longevity.

3. Butch


  • Date of birth: 1975
  • Date of death: 2003
  • Age: 28 years
  • Breed: Beagle
  • Sex: Male
  • Country: United Sates

The third oldest dog on the list is Butch, the Oldest Beagle who lived in Virginia, United States. According to Guinness World Records, Butch lived for more than 28 years before passing away in 2003. Before his death, Butch held the title of the oldest dog alive until his passing. Butch was described by his owner as friendly and young at heart.

4. Taffy


  • Date of birth: 1 September 1975
  • Date of death: 31 March 2003
  • Age: 27 years, 211 days
  • Breed: Welsh Collie
  • Sex: Female
  • Country: United Kingdom

Next on the list is Taffy, a Welsh Collie who lived in the United Kingdom. However, there are no records of what part of the UK she lived in. The Guinness Book of World Records listed Taffy as the oldest dog alive in those days.

5. Snookie


The fifth oldest dog on the list is Snookie, a South African pug who was around since early 1991 until her passing in October of 2018. Snookie lived for 27-plus years. Although the pug breed's average lifespan seats between 13 to 14 years, Snookie remarkably lived this long. She is the only dog from Africa to appear on this list.

6. Adjutant


  • Date of birth: 14 August 1936
  • Date of death: 20 November 1963
  • Age: 27 years, 98 days
  • Breed: Labrador Retriever
  • Sex: Male
  • Country: United Kingdom

Adjutant was a Black Labrador Retriever who to the ripe old age of 27 years and 98 days. He was owned by James Hawkes, who lived in Lancashire, England. As a gamekeeper’s dog, Adjutant was quite active until his death.

7. Buksi

  • Date of birth: 1990
  • Date of death: 26 August 2017
  • Age: 26–27 years
  • Breed: Mutt
  • Sex: Male
  • Country: Hungary

Living from 1990 to 2017, Buksi the Mutt comes in seventh on the list of longest-living dogs. for quite some time, Buksi was famous as the oldest dog in Hungary until he passed away at the age of 27. This dog, unsurprisingly, was in for a bit of fame even in his death.

8. Bramble


  • Date of birth: 1978
  • Date of death: 31 March 2003
  • Age: 25 years
  • Breed: Border Collie
  • Sex: Female
  • Country: United Kingdom

Number eight on the list is Bramble, a Border Collie who lived for 25 years in the United Kingdom. As a rescue, Bramble was adopted by Anne Heritage. She became famous for living on a vegan diet, eating once a day, and getting plenty of exercise. That diet evidently worked for the dog because she lived to a ripe old age. She held the title of the oldest living dog in the UK at the time.

9. Spike

Spike, the oldest dog alive

  • Date of birth: 2000
  • Date of death: Alive
  • Age: 23 years
  • Breed: Chihuahua mix
  • Sex: Male
  • Country: United States

Spike the Chihuahua mix from Ohio, United States received the title of the Oldest Dog Living in January 2023 at an impressive age of 23 years. Spike was rescued at the age of ten by an Ohio woman named Rita, according to Guinness World Records.

10. Pebbles


  • Date of birth: 28 March 2000
  • Date of death: 3 October 2022
  • Age: 22 years, 189 days
  • Breed: Toy Fox Terrier
  • Sex: Female
  • Country: United States

Pebbles was a Toy Fox Terrier who lived in Taylors, South Carolina, USA. She was owned by Bobby and Julie Gregory. Pebbles became famous after news of her age made headlines. According to her owners, Pebbles lived a long and happy life, birthing thirty-two puppies across three different litters. She peacefully died from natural causes at the age of 22 at her home.

11. Gino Wolf

Gino Wolf

  • Date of birth: September 24, 2000
  • Date of death: Living
  • Age: 22 years, 52 days
  • Breed: Chihuahua mix
  • Sex: Male
  • Country: United States

Currently, 22-year-old Gino Wolf is the oldest dog living as verified by Guinness World Records in Los Angeles, California, on 15 November 2022. In 2002, Alex Wolf adopted Gino in Boulder, Colorado.

12. TobyKeith


  • Date of birth: 9 January 2001
  • Date of death: Living
  • Age: 21 years, 311 days
  • Breed: Chihuahua
  • Sex: Male
  • Country: United States

TobyKeith, a 21-year-old chihuahua currently holds the title of the world's oldest living dog. According to TobyKeith''s owner, Gisela Shore of Greenacres, Florida, the dog enjoys going on walks in the neighborhood.


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