Maggie ‘The Oldest Dog In The World’ Has Passed Away

Maggie is believed to have broken the previous record of 29 years old.

This story originally appeared at Goodfullness by Christine.

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Dog lovers all agree that the life expectancy of dogs isn’t long enough, and owners who are able to hold on to their beloved pets for longer than the average life expectancy are well aware of their good fortune. The average dog lives for 10-15 years. Maggie, the former owner of the title “World’s Oldest Living Dog” had just such an owner herself.

Maggie was an Australian Kelpie who spent her days on a local dairy farm with her family. Her owner, Brian, claims that the dog lived to be 30 years old. He does not have official documentation to prove it, though. This is one year longer than the previous record holder, who is believed to have died back in 1939.

Maggie was a happy dog and loved nothing more than to spend time with her favorite humans. She was active until the very end of her life. She took walks to the local office and even made time to growl at the local cats. A public tribute has been offered to Maggie after her peaceful passing.

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Owner Brian is sad about their loss but happy that Maggie didn’t suffer in her final days. He was appreciative of their time together, especially because of how much time they had with Maggie.

If you’re interested in learning more about Maggie, take a closer look at the news clip below. Maggie’s family speaks of their dog with great pride and joy. We all wish that our dogs could live to be 30 years old.

With proper pet care, including nutrition and exercise, perhaps there will be another dog to live as long as – if not longer – than Maggie, breaking her record of 30 years.