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British Dachshund owner turns 100

British Dachshund owner turns 100, says dog help keeps her going

England’s Watford Observer reports on what will help you live to be 100 — a Dachshund and a gin and tonic. Forget about the sherry, it turns out.

British Dachshund owner turns 100
We may not be the Queen and her corgis, but Dachshund News would still like to congratulate Gladys and Wally. We hope it’s a great party with lots of gin and tonics.

Wonder how old Wally is and if he’s a candidate to challenge the wiener dog longevity record?

Guinness names Dachshund Terrier mix world’s oldest dog but we’re not convinced

The Daily Dachshund and Dog News is standing by its previous reports on Otto, who the Guinness Book of Records has now officially named the world’s oldest dog. Otto, a British Dachshund Terrier mix is a great looking fellow in fine shape, but he’s on the young side and this kind of negligence is seriously damaging Guinness’ credibility.

Oldest dog fight casts doubt on Guinness World Records’ authority and accuracy

How hard can it be to find the world’s oldest dog and why do the Guinness World Records people seem to have botched it so badly when they awarded the longevity title to Chanel?

Now, there’s a German woman claiming to own a 25-year-old Bernese Mountain Dog and Eric Shackle, who shared his scoop on elderly with the Daily Doxie earlier this year, is currently casting the net even wider and telling his story to USA Today.

Meanwhile Paco Sosa, a Manhattan wiener dog who turned 20 0n September 5th, is claiming the title of oldest Dachshund in the Big Apple.

Paco exercises regularly and eats organic poultry, fish and fruit; and in good
weather he can be seen in Central Park with his human companion, filmmaker and
venture capitalist Bernadine Santistevan. But Paco’s healthy regimen isn’t
the only factor in his longevity, according to Dr. Talia Goldberg of Park East
Animal Hospital, where Paco has been treated since 1990.

“A lot of it has to do with the care that Bernadine provides him.
Acupuncture, physical therapy, Eastern therapy — she goes well beyond for
him.” Thanks in large part to this comprehensive wellness program and to
Bernadine being “in tune” with her dog, “Paco is still with us and in pretty
good condition,” said the New York veterinarian.

Oh, what money can buy along with some birthday publicity.

Dachshund, who held ‘world’s oldest dog’ title, dies

The Long Island newspaper Newsday reported yesterday that Chanel, a 21-year-old dachshund, who was believed by some to be the world’s oldest dog, has died.

The small pooch, who wore sunglasses for her cataracts and rode in a stroller when she could no longer walk, died Friday at home, said her owner, Denice Shaughnessy.

“She just inhaled and took her last breath,” Shaughnessy said. “Chanel had been telling me it’s time.”The small pooch, who wore sunglasses for her cataracts and rode in a stroller when she could no longer walk, died Friday at home, said her owner, Denice Shaughnessy.The Guinness Book of World Records said earlier this year that Chanel was the oldest dog in the world.

See the Daily Dachshund‘s past reporting on Chanel. We think the Guinness World Book of Records may have made a mistake when it named her the world’s oldest dog, but our sympathies go out to her family. Chanel the wiener dog lived a great life. RIP.

World’s Oldest Dog Update: How secure is Chanel the Dachshund’s title?

The Daily Dachshund and Dog News has long been suspicious about Chanel, the wiener dog, who was awarded the world’s oldest dog title by the Guinness World Book of Records. Recently, a reader wrote to alert us to his history of long-lived dogs and we also discovered some scepticism about Chanel’s right to the title on this Guinness World Records website.

The Daily Doxie would not be surprised to see a new world’s oldest dog crowned some time in the near future. Of course, none of this should be interpreted to take away from Chanel and her longevity. We wish her and her family all the best, but the record needs to be set straight.

Update: In the comments, Eric notes that he has written a more recent article on dogs older than Chanel who have documentation to prove it. The Daily Dachshund and Dog News has to say that those Guinness people are falling down on the job.

Breaking: The strange story of the Dachshund who would be the world’s oldest dog

Last time this story was in the headlines the competition noted, that there appeared to be something fishy going on. First of all, in the past, the holders of the world’s oldest dog title have all been in their late twenties. What’s more, there are plenty of comments here at the Daily Doxie from people who have 18- and 19- year-old wiener dogs, so they don’t appear that unusual.

Is it really possible, then, that there are no dogs between the ages of 20 and 29 who could claim the crown? And how come there’s no official announcement from Guinness World Records? Is Chanel another Wiley? And whatever can account for the fraudulent photo incident?

The Daily Dachshund and Dog News wants to know. Please send us your tips.

Picture of world’s oldest dog


The Daily Dachshund first reported on Chanel, who will turn 20 this May, late last year, but now her photo is available as well (although it looks like it’s Chanel back in her younger foxy days. ) We’re also still waiting for the official announcement from the Guiness World Book of Records. And while we’re on the subject of the oldest Dachshunds ever, we never did hear anything more about Wiley.

Update: The Long and Short of It All says the photo’s a fraud!