It is a Guinness World Records.
Chanel looks pretty good for the planet’s oldest pup. The 21-year-old dachshund is certified as the longest-living canine still alive by the Guinness Book of Records. Her secret? Good care from her owners, says Denice Shaughnessy, who adopted Chanel from a shelter when the dog was 6 weeks old.
The dachshund Chanel turned 21 Wednesday. That’s 147 in dog years, making her the oldest living canine on the planet, according to the Guinness Book of Records. She celebrated with a spa trip. The previous record holder, Butch, died at the practically biblical age of 28, which is 196 in dog years.