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22-Year-Old Pebbles Has Been Officially Crowned As The World's Oldest Living Dog

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22-Year-Old Pebbles Has Been Officially Crowned As The World's Oldest Living Dog

Pebbles the dog has just been crowned the world's oldest living dog at 22 years and 59 days old.

If you convert that into dog years, it's even more impressive as the petite pup comes in at a whopping 154 years old. 

Born 28 March 2000, the 1.8 kilogram Fox Terrier is in perfect health, which just goes to show that anything is paws-ible when there's lots of love and tummy rubs to be had.

Pebbles lives in South Carolina in the US with her human owners Bobby and Julie Gregory.

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She joined the Gregory family in 2000 and has been adored ever since.

Julie Gregory told the Guinness World Records that the family originally wanted a larger dog but were won over by Pebble's larger-than-life personality instead.

It was Bobby who first fell in love with the pint-sized pup on that fateful day 22 years ago.

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“It was instant love the second the two met,” Julie said.  

But her new crowning glory from the record books hasn't come without controversy.

Pebbles usurped Chihuahua TobyKeith after the news broke of his record-breaking age on March 16. 

TobyKeith was 21 years and 66 days old at the time of his crowning victory, which was exactly what brought the record to the Gregorys' attention.

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"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 said.

"When I saw TobyKeith's story all over the news, I applied," she added.

Pebbles' application was confirmed by Guinness World Records soon after, which ousted poor old TobyKeith from his short but fantastic reign as world's oldest living dog.

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It seems her new found glory hasn't gone to her tiny head though.

She still sleeps to five in the afternoon and stays up all night long.

"She loves listening to country music while she is sleeping. Her two favourite country singers are Conway Twitty and Dwight Yokum," Julie said.

The Gregorys said they are 'honoured' to have shared their lives with Pebbles for so long.

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"Pebbles has been with us through everything: ups and downs, good times and bad, and she has always been the beacon of our lives,” Julie said.

Julie also shared the key to keeping man's best friend around for as long as possible.

“Treat them like family because they are," she said.

"Give them a happy positive environment as much as possible, good clean food and proper healthcare."

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/pebbles_since_2000

Topics: Animals, Guinness World Record, News, Good News

Rachel Lang
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