Advertisement

22-year-old South Carolina dog named world's oldest

22-year-old South Carolina dog named world's oldest
A South Carolina dog named Pebbles was named the oldest dog living by Guinness World Records after she was confirmed to be older than the previous record holder. Photo courtesy of Guinness World Records

May 26 (UPI) -- A South Carolina couple's dog was officially dubbed the oldest in the world at 22 years, 59 days.

Pebbles, a toy fox terrier who belongs to Taylors residents Bobby and Julie Gregory, was named the oldest dog living by Guinness World Records after her age was verified.

Advertisement

The Gregory family said they decided to apply for Pebbles to be recognized by Guinness after reading about TobyKeith, a 21-year-old chihuahua that was given the title in April.

"Bobby was sitting on the couch and friends and family started texting and calling about a story they saw about a 21-year-old dog getting the record," Julie Gregory told Guinness World Records. "When I saw TobyKeith's story all over the news, I applied."

Pebbles, born March 28, 2000, remains healthy and active -- especially at night, her owners said.

"Pebbles is like a wild teen who loves to sleep during the day and is up all night," Julie Gregory said.

Latest Headlines

Advertisement
Advertisement

Follow Us

Advertisement