Pebbles, the Toy Fox Terrier who held the record for the oldest dog living, has sadly passed away.
The tiny terrier was five months away from her 23rd birthday.
Pebbles, who was born on 28 March 2000 in Long Island, NY, USA, took the world by storm when news of her age made headlines.
The elderly pooch was five months shy of her 23rd birthday, according to the release.
Pebbles was only recognized as the world’s oldest living dog earlier this year. In April, Guinness had initially named a 21-year old chihuahua named TobyKeith as the oldest living dog – but when Pebbles’ owners saw the news, they realized their dog was actually older and they leapt into action like a dog chasing a squirrel.
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Bobby and Julie Gregory, Pebbles’ owner, submitted their pet for the record. The tiny toy fox terrier was born on March 28, 2000, according to the release.
Pebbles lived “a long and happy life,” says Guinness. She mothered 32 puppies over the course of her life.
On the Instagram account she runs dedicated to Pebbles, Julie Gregory posted information about her pet’s death, whom she called a once-in-a-lifetime companion.