Until just a few days ago, Maggie, a 30-year-old Kelpie (an Australian herding breed), was still going strong.
But after curling up in her bed on April 16, the deaf elderly dog fell asleep and never woke up.
“She just went downhill in two days, and I said yesterday morning when I went home for lunch: ‘She hasn’t got long now,’” Maggie’s owner Brian McLaren told The Weekly Times Now on Sunday.
Maggie, who lived on a farm in Victoria, Australia, is believed to be the world’s oldest living dog. Unfortunately, the title will remain unofficial because McLaren, a dairy farmer, lost her papers, so her age can’t be confirmed, according to the Independent.
The record is officially held by a fellow Australian canine, Bluey, who lived to be 29 years and 5 months old, the Guinness World Records reports. He died in 1939.
See Maggie in a report filmed last November:
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