Uncle Chichi

Uncle Chichi (c. 1985 – January 17, 2012) was the unofficial world's oldest dog from December 2011 until his death on January 17, 2012. Due to lost birth records, Chichi was not recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records.[1][2]

Uncle Chichi
SpeciesCanis lupus familiaris
BreedToy poodle
Born1985–1986 (adopted 1987)
DiedJanuary 17, 2012 (aged 25–27)
New York City
OwnerFrank Pavich, Janet Puhalovic

Uncle ChiChi was adopted from the John Ancrum Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in Charleston, South Carolina when he was between one and two years old.[3] His owners tried to find veterinary documentation in 2010, but instead learned that the records had been purged.[4] According to the Los Feliz Small Animal Hospital, where Chichi was examined in 2007, his birthdate was reported as January 15, 1988.[5]

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  1. ^ Kelly, Tara (23 January 2012), "Uncle Chichi, Unofficial World's Oldest Dog, Dies After Living More Than 24 Years (VIDEO)", Green, Huffington Post, retrieved 25 January 2012
  2. ^ Maslin Nir, Sarah (22 January 2012), "A Day That Seemed as if It Would Never Come: Uncle Chichi's Last", N.Y. / Region, The New York Times, retrieved 26 January 2012
  3. ^ "Elderly poodle found in Charleston dies; perhaps world's oldest dog". Live5News. Retrieved 2023-01-13.
  4. ^ Maslin Nir, Sarah (22 July 2010), "A Dog's Life: Long", City Room, The New York Times, retrieved 30 January 2012
  5. ^ "For the Record". Retrieved 2 August 2016.

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