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Guinness World Records names 23-year-old Chihuahua mix from Ohio world’s oldest living dog

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According to the Guinness World Records, the world’s oldest living dog is a 23-year-old Chihuahua mix in Ohio.

Spike, who was 23 years and 43 days old on Dec. 7, 2022, is approximately 9 inches tall and 12.9 pounds. 

His owner, Rita Kimball, found him in the parking lot of a Camden, Ohio, grocery store over 13 years ago. He was believed to be 10 years old at the time.

“He had been shaved up his back, had blood stains around his neck from a chain or rope, and looked pretty rough,” Kimball told GWR. “The clerk in the grocery told us he had been there for three days, and they were feeding him scraps.”

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When her family left the store and entered the parking lot, Kimball said Spike followed them. Not knowing who he belonged to, she decided to give him a home on her small farm.

The Chihuahua’s name was inspired by a cartoon dog known for its large size and aggressive disposition. Kimball said even though her Spike is small and friendly, he does have the attitude of a big dog.

She said the only time he acts in stereotypical Chihuahua fashion is when he is pet by a stranger.

“He is friendly but since he’s almost…

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