Max (dog)

Born 9 August 1983
Died 18 May 2013 (aged 29 years, 282 days)
Owner Janelle Derouen

Max (9 August 1983 – 18 May 2013) was a beagle, dachshund and terrier mix who lived 29 years and 282 days.[1] His owner, Janelle Derouen, adopted him from a Louisiana sugar cane farmer in 1983.[1][2]

In August 2009, the Telegraph reported that Max had veterinary records proving his age and that at 29 he was the world's oldest living dog. He was 3 years older than Pusuke a Shiba Inu who, at 26 years of age, had previously been considered the oldest living dog.[3][4]

On May 15, 2013, the Guinness World Records organization approved a claim made by Janelle DeRouen for Max to be recognized as the World's Oldest Dog.[1] However, just three days later, on May 18, Max died of a Tonic–clonic seizure.[1] If Max had lived to the following August, he would have been the first known dog to reach 30 years of age.

See also


  1. ^ a b c d
  2. ^ Eims, Penny (September 10, 2011). "Holy smoke - that's an old dog!". Family & Home Examiner. Retrieved June 2, 2013. 
  3. ^
  4. ^ Faulk, Laura (September 20, 2009). "The top dog? Max , 26, could be world s oldest". Biloxi, MS. Sun Herald. Retrieved June 2, 2013. 

External links

  • Old Bones: The World's Oldest DogABC News video -
Preceded by
World's oldest dog
6 September 2008 – 18 May 2013
Succeeded by
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