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.
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?
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.
As the sad news of the death of 21-year-old Chanel the Dachshund, who held the title of world’s oldest dog, spreads, the Daily Doxie regrets to inform you of the possible passing of Taffy Gayle, a 26-year-old poodle. Eric Shackle has the details.
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.
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.
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!
Update 2009: Read about the late Chanel, the Dachshund awarded the title of world’s oldest dog by the Guinness World Records. Sadly, she died the same year she was awarded the contested title.
The Daily Doxie has recently had a number of hits from people looking for information on the life expectancy of a dachshund. So here is the answer: 12 to 15 years. But take heart, we have a number of readers whose wiener dogs have reached 17 and 18 years of age.
Thanks to the internet we also discovered, during the course of our research, a website entitled “Wiley, the 31-year-old Dachshund.”
Apparently, Wiley’s owners have taken some steps to try and get him into the Guinness World Book of Records, where the title of oldest living dog is held by 20-somethings, but no luck. It seems he might have outlived his breeder, who is needed to vouch for his puported longevity.
Without the required papers, Wiley’s not getting much respect for his claim to the aged dog throne. The Waco Tribune declined to print the news of his 30th birthday leaving him to keep on keeping on via the internet where his last blog post, written September 23, is entitled, “I’m alive.”
Update: Maybe Lone Star state newspapers deal with this kind of stuff regularly. Here’s another Texan claiming to have the world’s oldest dog.