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Pebbles, World’s Oldest Dog, Dies At 22

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Image from Guinness World Records via The Guardian

The oldest dog in the world, Pebbles, passed away.

According to the dog’s owners, the 22-year-old toy fox terrier from South Carolina passed away on Monday from natural causes. The record-breaking dog was five months away from turning 23.

Pebbles was named the oldest living dog in the world earlier this year. Guinness had declared a 21-year-old chihuahua named TobyKeith as the oldest living dog in April, but when Pebbles’ owners read the news, they realized their dog was actually older. When Pebbles’ owners learned their dog was older, they acted like a dog chasing a squirrel. 

“Bobby was sitting on the couch and friends and family started texting and calling about a story they saw about a 21-year-old dog getting the record,” Julie Gregory told Guinness World Records then.

Pebbles was born on March 28, 2000, and the Gregorys adopted him the following year. The couple was looking for a large breed dog, but according to Julie Gregory, Bobby had no choice but to pick her up and check her out since she was jumping and barking so much at him. The moment the two met, they fell in love right away. 

The Gregorys said that Pebbles enjoyed listening to country music, with a preference for Conway Twitty and Dwight Yoakam. According to her family, Pebbles also loved eating new foods and getting special treatment. Numerous gorgeous ensembles, including a festive pumpkin helmet and a pink dress, were featured in her wardrobe and were captured on Instagram.

“It was our honor to have had the blessing to have had her as a pet, and family member,” Gregory wrote. “There was never anyone who met Pebbles that didn’t love her.”

“She will be deeply missed.”

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