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.

3 thoughts on “Dachshund, who held ‘world’s oldest dog’ title, dies

  1. Maynette

    My Doxie turned 17 in January of 2012. Looks like I will need to care for her a bit better. She may be able to go for another 4 years. I’ve two others, full sisters, closing in on 14. I’ve the papers from the AKC and they’ve been chopped almost from birth and under the care of the same vet since I brought them home.

    I don’t know if this would be considered proof for her age or a longevity title but surely must help. If anything else is needed I’d like to know.

  2. Maynette

    Correction to original post. Please no snide replies for typo.

    The dogs have been CHIPPED not chopped. Dog-gone spellchecker messed up and I didn’t see it until to late. Thanks

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