Pebbles, the Guinness World Record Holder for Oldest Living Dog, has passed away of natural causes at her home on Monday 3 October 2022, five months shy of her 23rd birthday.
Pebbles was crowned the world’s oldest dog by Guinness World Records in May this year, after her owners, Bobby and Julie Gregory, saw a new segment about the previous official oldest dog and realised their dog was actually a year older.
“It has been said she has given us more than we have ever given her, and no statement could be truer”
Her family said in a statement, “Pebbles was born on March 28, 2000, on Long Island NY. Pebbles lived a long happy life full of love.
“In 2007 her family moved to Taylors, South Carolina, where she spent the remainder of her life. IN her early years she loved to play and run. Weighing in at just 4lbs most of her life, you would never know how strong she was by just looking at her.”
The statement added, “She had 32 puppies in her lifetime with her partner Rocky. The late Rocky and her shared many years of companionship. She spent her days enjoying country music and being loved. She enjoyed trying new foods, she was pampered, and most of all she was loved.
“It has been said she has given us more than we have ever given her, and no statement could be truer. She impacted everyone she encountered. Pebbles was not just another dog; she had her own way about her, and her own personality. She was a once in a lifetime companion, and it was our honour to have had the blessing to have her as a pet and family member.”
“She will forever be in our hearts”
“There was never anyone who met Pebbles that didn’t love her. She will be deeply missed. Thank you everyone for your love and support for Pebbles throughout her life and her journey. She will forever be in our hearts.”
According to Guinness World Records, the greatest reliable age recorded for a dog is 29 years 5 months for an Australian cattle-dog named Bluey, who was born in 1910 and worked among cattle and sheep for nearly 20 years before being put to sleep on 14 November 1939.
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