Janelle Derouen

Janelle Derouen

Owner of the world's oldest dog
Country: USA

Content:
  1. The owner of the World's Oldest Dog
  2. A Long and Healthy Life
  3. A World Record Holder

The owner of the World's Oldest Dog

Janelle Derouen, an American woman, became the owner of the world's oldest dog, a terrier named Max. In 1983, Janelle and her husband bought a brown mixed-breed terrier puppy from a cane farm owner in Louisiana. They named the puppy Max, mainly because they found his unique brown color appealing. Max grew up to be a smart and friendly dog, and Janelle and her husband loved him dearly.

Janelle Derouen

A Long and Healthy Life

As the years went by, Max transformed from a playful puppy into a respectable old dog. When Max turned 20, Janelle realized that her dog was a long-liver. However, she could not have imagined that Max would become a world record holder. At the age of 26, Janelle realized that Max was approaching a record, as the previous record holder, a dog named Puske, had lived to be 26 years old. Max, despite a minor arthritis and cataracts, was still lively and enjoyed lounging on the couch. He did not require many toys and was a well-behaved companion to Janelle.

Janelle Derouen

A World Record Holder

Eventually, representatives from the Guinness World Records reached out to Janelle in 2013 when Max turned 29. Max's official record as the World's Oldest Dog was confirmed on May 15, 2013, surpassing the previous record holder by three years. Sadly, Max's time as a record holder was short-lived. Just three days after achieving the record, Max passed away on May 18, 2013. Janelle cherished her time with Max and considered him not only a pet but also a dear friend.

Janelle Derouen

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