World's oldest dog dies aged 30, in her sleep
World's oldest dog dies aged 30, in her sleep

World’s oldest dog dies aged 30; in her sleep

A dog believed to be the oldest in the world has died at the grand old age of 30 on a farm in Australia.

Maggie the Kelpie lived on a dairy farm in Australia, and had a wonderful life pottering around in the sunshine, sleeping in the shade and sniffing around the yard.

She didn’t have a birth certificate but owner Brian McLaren is convinced she took the title for world’s oldest dog.

He’s now had to say goodbye to his faithful companion after she died naturally in her sleep.

‘She was 30 years old, she was still going along nicely last week, she was walking from the dairy to the office and growling at the cats and all that sort of thing,’ he told the Weekly Times from Victoria.

‘She just went downhill in two days and I said yesterday morning when I went home for lunch … ‘She hasn’t got long now’.

He said he tucked Maggie up in bed and when he arrived at the farm yesterday morning, he found her still lying there.

I’m sad, but I’m pleased she went the way she went,’ Brian said.

‘Officially, the world’s oldest dog in history was Bluey.

Coincidentally, Bluey was also an Australian farm dog who worked with sheep and cattle and lived to the grand old age of 29 years and five months.

According to the Guinness Book of Records his owner bought him as a puppy in 1910 and he grew up to work among the sheep and cattle until he was put down in November 1939.


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