Energetic Cocker Spaniel may be a Guinness World Record holder
Posted on January 19, 2010 under Industry News
Uno, a lovable Cocker Spaniel who still possesses a ton of energy, may be the new Guinness Book of World Records holder for World’s Oldest Dog.
The previous title holder was a 21-year-old Dachshund mix named Chanel, according to PeoplePets.com.
Uno beats out Chanel by a year, clocking in at 22-years old. Though the canine was adopted, his previous owners claimed he was born on January 1, 1988, which is why his age is still speculation.
Uno’s owner Cherie Gigliotti explains to the news source that the dog is quite "food motivated" and whenever he smells something tasty, he gets hysterical and energetic. Gigliotti believes it’s the quality food she’s been feeding him that’s kept him in good dog health.
"When he smells the food we’re bringing home, he bounds up and down and runs like he’s crazy," Gigliotti told the news provider. "It’s so fast you can’t catch him."
Gigliotti said she purees kibble with ground turkey, chicken and zucchini to help with the dog’s digestion.
Uno’s lifespan has far outlasted the normal Cocker Spaniel. According to the Dog Breed Info Center, the average lifespan for a Cocker Spaniel is between 12-15 years, seven years younger than Uno, who’s still going strong.