Pusuke was a Shiba Inu mix from Japan, who lived for 26 years and 9 months or somewhere around 185 in “human years”, he was born in April of 1985. After certifying for the Guinness World Record title for the oldest dog last December, Pusuke sadly passed away on December 5th in Sakura, Japan. The previous record for the oldest dog was held by a 28 year old beagle from the U.S. who died in 2003. To calculate you’re dog’s age, check out Pedigree’s “dog age calculator“.
According to a local Japanese newspaper, Pusuke’s owner, Yumiko Shinohara, said that the old pup was fine until Monday. “The dog did not eat breakfast, which had never happened before, and died quietly at about 1:30 p.m., surrounded by Shinohara and her family.” The paper said that Pusuke died minutes after his owner returned home from a walk. “I think Pusuke waited for me to come home,” said Shinohara.
The oldest known dog on record was an Australian cattle dog named Bluey, according to Guinness, who lived to the ripe old age of 29 years and 5 months. Bluey was owned by Les Hall of Rochester, Victoria, Australia. He was obtained as a puppy in 1910 and worked among sheep and cattle for almost 20 years before it had to be put down in November of 1939.