22-year-old Pebbles earns oldest living dog title from Guinness, unseating pet record holder

Guinness World Records crowned Pebbles, a 22-year-old toy fox terrier in Taylors, South Carolina, the “Oldest Living Dog” on May 17.

She was born on March 28, 2000, making her older than TobyKeith, a 21-year-old chihuahua from Florida who just won the title this month.

Pebbles’ owners, Bobby and Julie Gregory, knew their dog was older when they saw a news report about TobyKeith.

“Bobby was sitting on the couch when friends and family started texting and calling him about the story they saw about a 21-year-old dog breaking the record,” Julie said.

In response, she petitioned the organization for the record, and it was confirmed that Pebbles was indeed older.

Julie said, “We are truly honored.”. “Pebbles has been with us through all the ups and downs, good times and bad. She has always been our beacon.”

In addition to a picture of Pebbles posing with a Guinness World Records certificate, the distinction was announced on her official Instagram page.

“Pebbles is the oldest living dog in the world! Thank you Guinness for this wonderful honor and the beautiful plaque you sent us! The caption read, “Pebbles couldn’t be happier.”.

Toy fox terriers live an average of 13 to 15 years according to the American Kennel Club.

Bobby and Julie were looking for a large breed dog when they met the pocket-sized pup in 2000. As Bobby looked around, Pebbles kept following him and running alongside her enclosure whenever he passed.

Bobby had no choice but to pick her up and check her out because she was jumping and barking so much at him, Julie recalled. As soon as they met, it was instant love.

Pebbles the oldest living dog wearing a green sweater and two tiny green ribbons

Rocky, Pebbles’ partner of the same breed, passed away when he was 16 years old. Three litters of puppies were born to the canine pair.

According to Guinness World Records, Pebbles was the queen of their household. When woken, she can be cranky, but she’s usually calm.

The things she enjoys most are cuddles, warm baths, and a good meal. She also enjoys listening to country music while sleeping in, usually until 5 p.m.

Julie described Pebbles as a wild teen who sleeps during the day and stays up all night. 

Conway Twitty and Dwight Yoakam are her favorite country singers.

Pebbles celebrated her birthday with a bubble bath, cake, and ribs.

Most people who know Pebbles can’t believe how long she’s lived, said Julie.

Over the years, Bobby and Julie have taken great care of Pebbles. She has also been put on a cat food diet, which contains “much more meat-based protein than dog food.”

Pebbles sometimes gets a bone even though table food is typically too rich and fatty for dogs.

Aside from the usual signs of aging, the world record-holding dog is in excellent health.

The key to ensuring a canine’s long and healthy life is to treat them like family. As much as possible, provide them with a positive environment, good clean food, and proper health care.”

For her to have this time to shine is truly precious to us,” she said.

 Pebbles and her family deserve congratulations! Here is her Instagram page.

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