Chanel, World’s Oldest Dog, 22, Dies on Long Island


New York holds many titles, such as Worst Road Rage and Marijuana Arrest Capital of the World, and until Friday we had the world’s oldest dog, too. The 21-year-old wirehaired dachsund Chanel, honored by the Guinness Book of World Records for her longevity, has passed in Port Jefferson Station on Long Island, presumably of natural causes. She suffered from cataracts and chillblains in her declining years, but was described as spry. Chanel’s 21st birthday in May was celebrated with a rare trip to Manhattan. Her death leaves the claim open to Max of Louisiana, whose claim to an age of 26 years has yet to be certified by Guinness. But it’s nice that Chanel went out on top officially at least.