Pusuke, the world's oldest dog has died in Japan at age 26 and eight months.
Pusuke, a fluffy tan Shiba mix, died Monday at her home in Sakura, a city outside Tokyo, after suddenly falling ill and refusing to eat.
The dog's owner told TV network FNN that she "would just like to thank him for staying alive so long." The report said Pusuke's life span would have been the equivalent of about 125 years for a human.
According to Guinness, the dog was born April 1, 1985. Pusuke was recognized as the world's oldest living dog last December. The Guinness record for canine longevity is 29 years, set by Bluey, an Australian cattle dog who died in 1939.