# Bluey, The Oldest Dog Ever Recorded
Bluey was the name of the oldest dog ever reliably recorded. She was an Australian cattle dog, and she lived to be 29 years and 5 months.
Since she died in 1939, there aren’t a lot of detailed records about her. However, what we do know is that she lived in Rochester, Victoria, Australia. She was a very busy dog and worked with sheep and cattle for more than two decades. This active life may have contributed to her longevity since we do know that regular exercise is important for a dog’s health.
Something really interesting about Bluey is that she prompted studies on the breed. The findings determined that Australian Cattle Dogs live about a year longer than other breeds of similar size. However, their average lifespan is still just around 13.4 years, which is less than half of how long Bluey lived.
The greatest reliable age recorded for a dog is 29 years 5 months for an Australian cattle-dog named Bluey, owned by Les Hall of Rochester, Victoria, Australia. Bluey was obtained as a puppy in 1910 and worked among cattle and sheep for nearly 20 years before being put to sleep on 14 November 1939. Advertisements
# Pusuke the Shiba Inu Mix
Pusuke was from Japan, and he was once considered the oldest living dog by the Guinness Book of World Records. As a Shiba Inu mix, he was expected to have a reasonably long age since they have an average lifespan of 12 to 15 years as it is.
However, this famous animal lasted from April of 1985 until December of 2011 for a lifetime of 26 years and 248 days. That’s quite an impressive run. This dog was featured in a variety of media at the time of his passing because of his popularity in Japan and abroad.
Famous as the oldest dog in Hungary for quite some time, Buksi had more of a social media following than most human beings ever will. Living from 1990 until 2017, this dog comes in at sixth on our list as he died at the age of 27.
On this list, Snookie just barely beat out Adjutant, who comes in fifth place. Adjutant lived from 1936 through 1963, and that totaled 27 years and 98 days.
Even though he’s fifth on the list, he may be the most impressive dog of the bunch. The reason for that is that he was a Labrador Retriever, and they live shorter lives on average compared to the others we’re taking a look at here. With an average lifespan in the range of 10 to 12 years, that makes living for more than 27 years even more impressive.
Snookie is fourth on our list. She stands out for being a more recent addition to the list since she only died back in October of 2018. This pug was around since early 1991. Overall, this led her to be around for 27 years and 284 days. Living this long is pretty remarkable since the pug breed only averages a lifespan of 13 to 14 years on average.
Living in South Africa, she is the only dog from Africa on this list as well. In her native country, pugs can sell for close to $2,000. Not bad for a best friend, right? Pugs tend to stick around a while, known for being a breed to outlive others. Snookie even made it into the Guinness Book of World Records for one of the oldest dogs ever.
In 1998, Taffy was mentioned in the Guinness Book of World Records as one of the longest-living dogs still around. He was a Welsh Collie, which is a cross between a Welsh Sheepdog and a Border Collie. Once again, we see the theme of the oldest dogs ever coming from intelligent breeds.
Taffy was able to make it to 27 years and 211 days. He was from the United Kingdom.
Interestingly enough, it was a beagle named Butch who holds second place. We say this is interesting because he had some things in common with Bluey. The breed is on the smaller end of the size scale, and both breeds are known to yield intelligent dogs.
Butch was from the state of Virginia in the United States. What makes Butch stand out from a few others on this list is that he once held the title from the Guinness Book of World Records for the dog that had lived the longest but was also still alive while he officially held the title. He was around from 1975 until 2003 for an age of just over 28 years at the time of his death, but information about Bluey being discovered later ended his time on top of the list.