In Warner, New Hampshire, one of the oldest dogs in the world lives with her owner. Don Williams says his dog Muncie turned 18 last November.
Williams adopted the black Labrador Retriever after she was abandoned as a 7-week-old puppy in 1996.
Last summer, Muncie underwent cancer surgery and chemotherapy at Massachusetts Vet Referral Hospital. Doctors have since declared Muncie cancer-free.
Williams thinks that Muncie is the oldest living dog in the state, and possibly the whole US.
Bluey, an Australian Cattle Dog, holds the Guinness world record for oldest dog at 29 years and five months of age. Bluey died in Australia in 1939. Bella, a Labrador mix who died in 2008, is said to be the only dog who has reached the same age as Bluey, but won’t able to hold the title because of the lack of documentation.
A 25-year-old Jack Russell holds the title for the oldest living dog in the UK.
Muncie has outlived two of Williams’ other dogs. Williams adopted another black Labrador, Scooter, a few years ago to give her a companion.
Scooter and Muncie are best friends.