7.5.09

147 YEARS

Aah, bless!

Chanel, the world's oldest dog, celebrated her
21st birthday yesterday with a certificate
from the Guinness Book of Records
and a visit to a dog hotel and spa.

The wire-haired Daschund from New York,
who is 147 in dog years,
is in good health
but needs goggles to help
her poor eyesight.


Owner Denise Shaughnessy said: “She has to
wear the goggles because she has cataracts
and is very sensitive to the light.”


The retired Army Veteran, who adopted
Chanel when she was six-weeks-old, added:
“I take good care of her, I treat her just
like I would treat anybody, like
any family member.”


Chanel entered the record books as oldest
living dog last Spring.
But even she hasn’t yet
beaten the world’s oldest ever dog
Bluey.

The Australian cattle breed was born in
1910 and lived to the ripe old age
of 29.5 years (206 dog years).


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