ANIMALS

Maggie, Reportedly The Oldest Dog In The World, Passes Away Peacefully At 30

Date December 10, 2018

Thirty years may seem pretty normal when talking about a human, but when it comes to dogs, it is a big deal. Thirty dogs-years equated to human years is a very long time, and that’s how long Kelpie lived.

On average, a dog lives from 10 to 15 years and, on reaching the age of 10, it is believed to be already old.

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Maggie, Reportedly The Oldest Dog In The World, Passes Away Peacefully At 30Stanislav Janich / YouTube

Therefore, when Maggie, an Australian Kelpie, passed away in 2016, it got the media into a bit of a frenzy. Owned by Brian McLaren, a dairy farmer, Maggie spent all of her life on the farm.

Like any other dog, she loved to take walks and growl at cats. She followed this routine until two days before her demise, when she grew weak.

One look at her and McLaren could tell that the end was near. She passed away peacefully, tucked in her bed.

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Maggie, Reportedly The Oldest Dog In The World, Passes Away Peacefully At 30Stanislav Janich / YouTube

McLaren was grateful for the peaceful passing and knew he enjoyed a gift that many other pet owners could only wish for – time.

The matter regarding her position as the oldest dog is under contention because her owner lost all the documentation.

According to the official Guinness records, the oldest dog is an Australian cattle-dog from Rochester in Victoria, named Bluey.

He was 29 years and five months before his demise in 1939. Meanwhile, the oldest living dog is Chanel, who is 21 years old.

Maggie, Reportedly The Oldest Dog In The World, Passes Away Peacefully At 30Stanislav Janich / YouTube

Maggie is laid to rest in a marked grave under a pine tree, beside her owner’s other dog. We can imagine what it is like in dog heaven as they welcome this legend. Rest in peace, Maggie!

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