Maggie, The World’s Oldest Dog, Has Died at Age 200
If a dog makes it past its teen years, it's lived a long life. This pooch went long past that.
Maggie, a Kelpie who lived with her owner in Australia and believed to be the world's oldest dog, died Monday in her sleep at the staggering age of 30. That's about 200 years old in human years.
Maggie's owner, Brian McLaren, broke the sad news to the Weekly Times:
She was 30 years old, she was still going along nicely last week, she was walking from the dairy to the office and growling at the cats and all that sort of thing. She just went downhill in two days and I said yesterday morning when I went home for lunch ... ‘She hasn’t got long now.' I’m sad, but I’m pleased she went the way she went."
Maggie is not recognized as the oldest dog to have ever lived. That title has been bestowed on Bluey, a cattledog from Australia that lived 29 years and five months from 1910-1939.