RIP Otto, World’s oldest dog

Although the Daily Dachshund and Dog News has never been convinced that Otto is indeed the world’s oldest dog, he was surely the cutest, oldest dog. Congratulations on a life well lived and our deepest sympathies to Otto’s human family.

3 thoughts on “RIP Otto, World’s oldest dog

  1. A “terrier mix” named Max, owned by Janelle DeRouen of New Iberia, Louisiana, born on August 9, 1983, celebrated his 26th birthday in September 2009, and is probably the world’s oldest dog.

    Janelle says Max is in remarkably good shape. He suffers from cataracts, so he wears doggie goggles when he’s out in the sun, and a touch of arthritis has slowed him down, but not by much.

    You can read more about Max and see his photo at

    Eric (in Sydney, Australia).

    [Eric Shackle is a retired Australian journalist whose hobby is searching the Internet and writing about it. He is copy editor of Anu Garg's Seattle-based A Word A Day newsletter, which is e-mailed five days a week to more than 800,000 wordlovers in 200 countries.

    Eric's blog, LifeBeginsAt80, is posted at

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