Guinness World Records has verified the age of what they say is the oldest living dog in the world.
At 26 years (182 dog years) Pusuke is the new record holder. The mixed breed dog lives with owner Shigeo Nagai in Sakura, Tochigi Prefecture of Japan.
Vaccination records were used to confirm his date of birth in 1985. The spry elder canine still enjoys his role as guard dog, but nearly lost his shot at the Guinness record when he was struck by a car in 2008, rupturing a number of internal organs. Emergency surgery saved the 28 pound wonder dog.
His owner says she attributes his longevity to vitamins she gives him twice daily. An Australian cattle dog still holds the record for the oldest living canine: Bluey was born in 1910 and lived to be 29 years of age.