World's Oldest Dog Lives the Good Life in New York

A 20-year-old daschund named Chanel is 102 in dog years.

Just like older humans, Chanel, the oldest dog in the world, has “senior moments.”

“Sometimes I will find her walking around at night and I have to give her a little snack and then she goes back to bed,” her owner, Denice Shaughnessy, of Port Jefferson Station, N.Y., tells the Telegraph.

The wire-haired daschund is 20-years-old or 102 in dog years and lives the good life with Shaughnessy, a retired Army veteran, and her husband Karl, a policeman. She was adopted in 1988.

Even though things don’t work like they used to (“She has to wear the goggles because she has cataracts and is very sensitive to the light,” says Shaughnessy) overall Chanel is healthy, and still has some fire in her.

“While I go to work she sleeps all day until I come home and then when I get home she is like a ball of fire,” says Shaughnessy.

Shaughnessy tells the Telegraph that she feeds Chanel a special diet dog food and boils chicken for her every day – but she adds, she’s been eating table food for most of her life. According to the newspaper, Chanel replaced Labrador cross, Bella, as the world’s oldest dog, who died in England last year.

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