World's 'oldest' dog dies at age 30

World's 'oldest' dog dies at age 30

Maggie the Kelpie an Australian dog possibly the oldest dog in the world has died aged 30, owner Brian McLaren has confirmed.

World's 'oldest' dog dies at age 30

Maggie, a black and tan kelpie was thought to be the oldest dog in the world, although her owners had no papers to prove it (photo: usatoday.com)

At the age of 30, Maggie was over 200 in human years, and a contender for the oldest dog in the world, but Mr McLaren had lost the original paperwork for the dog, meaning that her age could not be independently verified.

Dogs usually live between eight and 15 years. One of the last ageing dogs to be recognized by the Guinness Book of Records was Chanel, who at one point was the oldest living dog on record.

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