World's oldest dog dies at 140... in dog years

275x250.jpgLast year Otto - a dachshund cross terrier from Shropshire - became the world's oldest dog at 20-years-old (that's 124 in dog years).

But today his owners reluctantly had to have him put down after a battle with cancer, he was just 31 days sort of his 21st birthday (140 in dog years).

Devastated Lynn and Peter Jones say it was a horrible decision to have to make, and was taken on the recommendation of a vet.

Since taking the title last year Otto had appeared on several TV shows and become something of a local celebrity.

A spokesperson for Guinness World Records said they would like to extend our condolences to the owners… but are now looking for a new oldest dog. 

The oldest ever dog was Bluey, a sheepdog from Australia, who lived to 29 and five months before he was put down in 1939.

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