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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