If you were to talk to any dog lover on the planet, they would all tell you the same thing: the life expectancy of dogs is not long enough. The average dog only lives for 10 to 15 years. Owners who are able to hold onto their beloved pets for a longer period of time are well aware of their good fortune. Maggie, the former owner of the “World’s Oldest Living Dog” title, had just such an owner herself.
She was an Australian Kelpie who spent her days on a local daily farm with her family. Brian is her father and he claims that the dog lived to be 30 years old. He does not have the official documentation to prove it, though. This is one year longer than the previous record holder, who is believed to have died back in 1939. A public tribute has since been offered to Maggie.
She was a happy dog throughout the course of her life. Maggie loved nothing more than spending time with her favorite humans. She remained active until the very end as well. Maggie still took walks to the local office and even made time to growl at the local cats. You know, the important stuff. We are happy to report that she passed on peacefully.
Brian is sad about her loss but he is happy about the way that she went. She did not suffer at all during her final days. Even her father knew that her time was running out. He has made peace with her departure. This type of longevity is to be appreciated. It is hard to sad about the loss of a pet that was able to live such a full life.
Would you like to learn more about the life and times of Maggie? If so, be sure to take a closer look at the news clip below. Hearing Brian talk about his pride and joy is well worth the time. We are a bit jealous, though. We wish that our dogs would all live to be 30 years old….at the very least. Your friends and family members are sure to appreciate this one.
Hopefully, this is not the last story of this nature that ends up being told. Now that we know more about proper pet care (especially from a nutrition and exercise standpoint), perhaps one of our readers will be able to change Maggie’s record one day. We can only hope, right?
Maggie the Kelpie could be the oldest dog in the world. At an impressive thirty human years of age. https://t.co/CcfXJ2L9wL
— 7 News Perth (@7NewsPerth) November 5, 2015