World’s oldest living dog dies at 26

Last Updated: Dec 07, 2011, 12:46 PM IST

London: The world’s oldest living dog has died in Japan at the age of 26, which is equivalent to more than 125 human years.

Pusuke, a male cross breed, died peacefully on Monday afternoon at Sakura in Tochigi prefecture.

His owner, Yumiko Shinohara, said her beloved pet had been showing a good appetite and had kept up with his two strolls a day until Monday morning.

But he suddenly refused to eat and had problems breathing and died in the afternoon just five minutes after Ms Shinohara had returned home from a walk.

“I think (Pusuke) waited for me to come home,” the Daily Mail quoted Shinohara as telling MSN India.

Pusuke was born in March 1985 and was recognised by the Guinness Book of Records as the oldest living dog on the planet in December 2010.

ANI