Dapper Dachshund Is World's Oldest Dog!

By Meera Dolasia on March 25, 2009

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Though she may not look a day over 21 (3 in dog years), Channel is all set to celebrate her 147th birthday (21 in dog years) on May 8th, and has just received a certificate from the folks at the Guinness Book of Records, confirming her status as the oldest dog in the world!

The wire-haired dachshund, who lives in Port Jefferson Station, Idaho, belongs to 51-year old Denise Shaugnessy, who adopted Channel, when she was just six weeks old.

Denise says that besides being a little hard of hearing and suffering from cataracts in her eyes, Channel is quite healthy.

According to Denise, the secret to Channel's longevity is a lot of pampering, which include a body massage after every run, as well as, giving her the choice between eating dog food or human food, which includes macaroni and cheese!

Chanel's new status has brought her a lot of fame and it is rumored that she may even be jetting off to Los Angeles, California, for an interview with famous talk show host, Jay Leno. However this doesn't seem to faze this 147-year old regal pooch, who spends her days wearing her cool shades and lounging on the sofa.

Sources: sfgate,com, dogmagazine.net

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  • tim0706
    tim0706Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 5:06 pm
    woow
    • bibliophile
      bibliophileTuesday, September 23, 2014 at 3:57 pm
      Wow!!!
      • lauraar
        lauraarTuesday, September 23, 2014 at 4:56 pm
        that pritty old hope my chuwwawa live longer then 21 years. she 4 28 in dog years
        • bibliophile
          bibliophileFriday, October 17, 2014 at 8:35 pm
          Wow!! My dog(girl maltese) is 42 years old in dog years and my other dog(boy maltese) is only 3 years old in dog age.
      • smileyface4life
        smileyface4lifeWednesday, June 11, 2014 at 2:17 pm
        my dog died and he is 91
        • mindy910
          mindy910Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 12:05 pm
          in dog years!
        • lpsloverTuesday, May 27, 2014 at 3:13 pm
          wow
          • abigaild707
            abigaild707Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 8:50 am
            he doesn't look that old
            • christinaThursday, April 17, 2014 at 5:27 am
              that was me by the way
              • krish10
                krish10Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 10:05 pm
                Wow!
                • nhi244
                  nhi244Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 7:23 am
                  cool
                  • krisdakid1001
                    krisdakid1001Monday, April 7, 2014 at 5:45 am
                    cool
                    • sarahWednesday, March 19, 2014 at 5:33 pm
                      cool

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