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Monday 22 December 2014

World's oldest dog dies at 147

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A dachshund that held the record as the world's oldest dog has died at 21 - or 147 in dog years.

Chanel died on Long Island on Friday of natural causes at her owner's home in Port Jefferson Station, a village 50 miles east of New York City.

Guinness World Records honoured Chanel as the world's oldest dog in May at a 21st birthday party hosted by a pet food company at a Manhattan dog hotel and spa.

Owners Denice and Karl Shaughnessy adopted Chanel from a pet shelter in Newport News, Virginia, when she was six weeks old.

They said Chanel wore tinted goggles for her cataracts in her later years and favoured sweaters because she was sensitive to the cold, but remained lively for her age.

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A dog from Louisiana named Max is now vying for the record of world's oldest dog.

Owner Janelle Derouen said Max marked his 26th birthday on August 9 and added that Guinness World Records was reviewing documents to authenticate his age.

When asked the secret to her dog's long life, Ms Derouen said she was shocked he was still with her.

"I have five kids and all my kids are grown and gone," she said. "Now my grandkids are playing with this dog."

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