For the past few years, the female dog spent most of her days sleeping or wandering about the farm. McLaren admitted that he used to go and check on his best friend during the night to make sure she was still breathing.
Thirty years old for a dog is truly unheard of. It's more than twice the average life span for a dog of Maggie's breed and size. However, her status as the oldest dog in the world isnot official since McLaren has lost her original birth certificate.Whilst her age cannot be officially verified, everyone agrees Maggie was intoher third century in dog years.The official Guinness World Record belongs toBluey, an Australian cattle dog who died in 1939 at the age of 29 years and 5 months.
Like Maggie, Bluey was a very happy dog who spent his days outdoors, surrounded by other animals on a farm.Watch a clip of Maggie and her human in footage that was filmed a few months before her passing:
7 NewsMaggie the Kelpie could be the oldest dog in the world at an impressive thirty human years of age.STREAM 7 News LIVE at 6pm: http://yhoo.it/1KOa9Vp#7NewsPosted by 7 News Perth on Thursday, November 5, 2015