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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  • dog lover Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 9:54 pm
    I JUST LOVE ANY DOG IN THE WORLD BUT I MOSTLY LIKE PUPPIES! THEY ARE THE CUTEST THING EVER TO ME !( I'M NOT REALLY A CAT PERSON I DON'T LIKE CATS EXCEPT THE CUTE AND SMALL ONES!)
    • dog lover Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 9:52 pm
      please reply to my comment! Hope you enjoy this article!
      • dog lover Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 9:51 pm
        and also my dog is a bichon frise
        • dog lover Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 9:51 pm
          I hope MY dog lives up to that age and even if it doesn't I want it to stay alive she could possibly ! I'm going to be so sad when my dog dies .... I can't even think of it! o_o
          • dachshund_dude
            dachshund_dudeWednesday, March 16, 2016 at 9:22 am
            Dachshunds are my favorite dog breed!
            • Sheesh!Sunday, November 29, 2015 at 8:36 am
              Sheesh! That dog lives longer than most humans!
              • =^.^=Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 8:08 pm
                WOW
                • hWednesday, September 23, 2015 at 7:39 am
                  cool
                  • my name is jeffTuesday, May 26, 2015 at 6:03 pm
                    cool
                    • MasterTuesday, May 26, 2015 at 6:43 am
                      awesome 147th birthday

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