Pusuke, World's Oldest Dog Dies; Lived 26 Years, 9 Months (PHOTO)

on December 06 2011 12:55 PM
World's Oldest Dog
Pusuke, the world's oldest dog, has died at the age of 26 years and nine months. A male cross-breed dog Pusuke, who was listed as the oldest living dog in the Guinness Book of World Records, is seen in Sakura, Tochigi Prefecture, north of Tokyo December 24, 2010, in this photo released by Kyodo on December 6, 2011. Pusuke died on December 5, 2011 at the age of 26 years and 9 months Reuters

Pusuke, the world's oldest living dog has died at its home in Japan.

A male cross breed, Pusuke was the world's oldest living dog as recognized by the Guinness Book of Records. Pusuke died in Sakura in Tochigi prefecture at the age of 26 years and nine months. In dog years, that equivalent to a human living for 182 years.

The dog's owner, Yumiko Shinohara, said Pusuke had a good appetite and was busy with morning and evening strolls before he suddenly quit eating on Monday, according to ABC Australia. After the dog refused to eat, it appeared to have difficulty breathing, the owner said.

Pusuke reportedly died peacefully in the afternoon on Monday, shortly after his owner returned home from errands.

I think (Pusuke) waited for me to come home,'' said Shinohara, a 42-year-old housewife said. The dog's owner also said she wanted to thank Pusuke for many good memories through the years, the ABC station reported.

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