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Pusuke (プースケ in katakana or ぷうすけ in hiragana, 1 April 1985 – 5 December 2011) was a Japanese Shiba Inu who, according to the Guinness World Records, was the world's oldest dog from December 2010 until his death in December 2011.[1] As of 2011, he was the eighth-oldest dog ever recorded.[2]

Species Canis lupus familiaris
Breed Shiba Inu mix
Sex Male
Born 1 April 1985
Died 5 December 2011 (aged 26 years, 248 days)
Sakura, Japan
Known for Thought to be the world's oldest dog, until his death in 2011.
Residence  Japan

According to his owner, Ms. Shinohara, Pusuke had been active, healthy and fit up to the day he died, when he suddenly lost his appetite and experienced difficulty breathing. He died a few hours later, at the age of 26 years, 248 days.[1]


  1. ^ a b Kelly, Tara (6 December 2011). "Pusuke, World's Oldest Dog, Dies In Japan At Age 26". Huffington Post. Retrieved 8 December 2011.
  2. ^ Morre no Japão o cachorro mais velho do mundo, com 26 anos e 9 meses Jornal (in Portuguese)