A 22-year-old toy fox terrier from South Carolina, USA, recently snatched the title of oldest living dog. The dog named Pebbles has now caused a stir among people. A post on the Instagram page dedicated to the dog describes how she “couldn’t be happier” after receiving this tremendous honor.
“Pebbles is officially the oldest living dog! Thank you Guinness World Records for this tremendous honor and the beautiful plaque you sent us! Pebbles couldn’t be happier!” reads the caption of the post, which is shared along with a picture of the adorable dog.
The news of Pebbles taking the title took everyone by surprise, as Guinness World Records (GWR) a few days ago certified a 21-year-old pooch named Toby Keith as the oldest living dog. This news prompted the people of Pebbels to contact the organization, which then gave her the title.
“Born on March 28, 2000, the four-pound Toy Fox Terrier is an amazing 22 years and 59 days old and is still showing the world that everything is paw-safe,” reported Guinness World Records in a blog post.
The pooch’s people are Bobby and Julie Gregory. They were home when news broke of what had once been the oldest living dog, and they noticed that Pebbles was older. “Bobby sat on the couch and friends and family started texting and calling because they saw a story about a 21-year-old dog getting the record. When I saw TobyKeith’s story all over the news, I applied,” Julie told Guinness World Records.
The organization’s blog post went on to mention how the family adopted the pooch. “The Pebbles family were originally hoping to adopt a large breed dog when they first set eyes on the pocket-sized pup. As Bobby looked around, he noticed the pup was following him, running along their enclosure every time he passed,” the blog explained.
“She jumped and barked at Bobby so hard he had no choice but to pick her up and examine her. It was instant love when the two met,” they quoted Julie as saying.
According to the people of the Doggo, Pebbles spends her days listening to country music and sleeping until 5 p.m. She doesn’t play with toys but loves to snuggle under blankets, venture out into the backyard to play under the tree, and go for walks with Bobby. “Pebbles was widowed to her 16-year-old ‘husband’ Rocky in 2017; a toy fox terrier also died. The two had 24 puppies together in three different litters,” GWR continued in the blog post.
“We are really honored. Pebbles has been with us through everything; Ups and downs, good times and bad, and she’s always been the lighthouse of our lives,” Julie told Guinness World Records.
Check out the pooch below:
Since it was shared, the post has garnered over 200 likes and multiple comments.
“You are our hope Pebbles! Congratulations again!” posted an Instagram user. “Woo hoo Pebbles,” another commented with a heart emoticon. “Wowser!” commented a third.
What do you think of the pooch’s performance?