The American adopted the old dog when he was a few months old. “I was volunteering at Peggy Adams Animal Rescue and one of the staff told me about an older couple who wanted to let go of a puppy she could no longer care for,” Shore told Guinness World Records.
“I then met the couple and I was introduced to a little chihuahua. They named him Peanut Butter, but I immediately named him TobyKeith,” he added.
The fact that TobyKeith is possibly the oldest living dog in the world happened to Shore as he celebrated his 20th birthday.
The Guinness Book of Records recognized this record on March 16, when the dog was exactly 21 years and 66 days. On Friday, he shared the video on social media, in which Shore featured TobyKeith in a short video.
He is more than 8 years shorter than the historical records
Chihuahuas usually live to 12-18, but the older ones are no exception. “People can’t believe how beautiful they are for their age,” the owner said.
Historically, the oldest dog on record was an Australian Cattle Dog named Bluey, who died in 1939 at the age of 29 years 5 months. Today, the oldest living animal in the world is the large male tortoise Jonathan, who is celebrating his 190th birthday this year.
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