Calif. pooch, 22, named world’s oldest dog: ‘He makes us laugh every day’

Calif. pooch, 22, named world’s oldest dog: ‘He makes us laugh every day’

Posted For: Willie Wonka

All hail the new top dog.

California pooch Gino, 22, has officially been named Guinness World Records’ “oldest dog living.”

The pup was born Sept. 24, 2000 and was adopted in 2002 by then-collegian Alex Wolf from Colorado’s Humane Society of Boulder Valley, reported the “Today” show.

Wolf, 40, credited 16-pound Gino’s longevity to a healthy diet,  balanced diet, veterinary care and his own zest for life.

“I give him all the credit,” said Wolf. “He’s gotten a lot of love, and I think he’s just a strong dog.

“He’s been there every step of the way,” continued Wolf. “I’m so glad we got him. He’s the best.”

He also settled into an active California lifestyle.

“When he was younger, he used to love exploring my parents’ huge backyard with our other dogs in Manhattan Beach, going on walks off the leash in Venice, going on drives along the coast blasting music with his head out the window, or running around on the golf course in La Quinta,” said Wolf, who continued to raise the dog with his girlfriend, Rebecca Grenell.

A California dog named Gino has been named the oldest dog living by Guinness World Records after the canine was confirmed to be over 22 years old.
A California dog named Gino has been named the oldest dog living by Guinness World Records after the canine was confirmed to be more than 22 years old.
Alex Wolf
Wolf has credited Gino's longevity to a healthy diet,  balanced diet, veterinary care and Gino's own zest for life.
Wolf has credited Gino’s longevity to a healthy diet,  balanced diet, veterinary care and Gino’s own zest for life.
Alex Wolf
"I give him all the credit," said Wolf. "He's gotten a lot of love, and I think he's just a strong dog."
“I give him all the credit,” said Wolf. “He’s gotten a lot of love, and I think he’s just a strong dog.”
Alex Wolf

“He makes us laugh every day,” said Wolf, who added that little Gino “always had ‘B.D.E.’ — big dog energy” and prefers dog parks for bigger pooches rather than for smaller ones.

Previously, the title was held by Pebbles, a Chihuahua, who passed away in October. A 21-year-old Chihuahua TobyKeith was the record-holder prior to that.

https://nypost.com/2022/11/22/calif-pooch-22-named-worlds-oldest-dog-he-makes-us-laugh-every-day/

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