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.