Everyone thinks that their dog is going to live forever and that the day they have to say goodbye will never come. Or at least that’s what we tell ourselves.Sadly, that is not valid. Each pooch has their day when they need to cross the rainbow bridge. Even the most seasoned canine on the planet. Maggie the Kelpie, an Australian canine, is accepted to be the most established pooch on the planet.
She passed away at 30 years old, or 112 in puppy years, as per estimations from to The Farmer’s Almanac. The American Kennel Club says little pooches commonly live somewhere in the range of 10 and 15 years while medium-sized mutts live to around 13, with bigger puppies living to the time of 12. “She was 30 years of age, she was all the while coming pleasantly a week ago, she was strolling from the dairy to the workplace and snarling at the felines and such kind of thing,” he disclosed to The Weekly Times.Maggie’s owner, dairy farmer Brian McLaren, said Maggie’s health had started to decline about two days before she passed.
“She just went downhill in two days and I said yesterday morning when I went home for lunch … ‘She hasn’t got long now,’” he recalls.He says she was snuggled up in her bed at night and had passed by the time he saw her in the morning. “I’m sad, but I’m pleased she went the way she went,” McLaren said. He was afraid that he would have to put her down. Maggie was buried under a pine tree next to one of McLaren’s other dogs. He says she will be missed. “We were great mates, it is a bit sad,” McLaren said.
Maggie was the contender for the oldest dog in the world but McLaren lost her original paperwork so her age couldn’t be verified. “We got her when she was only a little pup. We believe she was pretty close to 30 years old, if not she was at least 29-and-a-half,” McLaren told ABC.net. Since Maggie’s age couldn’t be officially verified, she was disqualified from being in the Guinness Book of Records. So, the “official” title of oldest dog in the world belongs to Bluey, an Australian cattle-dog from Rochester in Victoria. Bluey lived to be 29-years-old and 5 months. He was bought as a puppy in 1910 and worked as a sheepdog before being put down in 1939.