World’s Oldest Dog Dies at 26

The oldest dog in the world died this Monday in Japan.

Pusuke was a male cross breed that passed away at the age of 26, just north of Tokyo in Sakura, Japan on Dec 5.

Guinness Records officially certified that Pusuke was the world’s oldest living dog in December.

While the 26-year-old dog lived an extended life by dog standards, there have definitely been some other notable animal vets throughout the years.

According to Guinness, the world’s oldest dog in recorded history was an Australian cattle-dog named Bluey who died on Nov. 14, 1939 after living for 29 years and 5 months.

Astonishingly, the oldest living cat in recorded history was Crème Puff, who died just three days after her birthday at the age of 38 on Aug. 6, 2005, according to Guinness.

The 38-year-old cat was born on Aug. 3, 1967.

In more recent history, the oldest living dog before Pusuke was a 28-year-old beagle from the U.S. that died in 2003.

Pinky, the oldest living cat however is still alive at the ripe old age of 22. She lives with her owner in Hoyt, Kan.

While there is no definitive measure of converting dog years to human years, Pusuke was estimated to be somewhere between 117 to 185 human years.

Owner Yumiko Shinohara has said that Pusuke had been eating well and staying active until that fateful Monday, according to Kyodo News.

Shinohara reported to MSN India that Pusuke “died peacefully” assuming the dog had been waiting for her to come home from a walk.

Sure enough, just five minutes after Shinohara walked in the door, Pusuke passed away, according to MSN India.

Pusuke died just three months before his next birthday.