The dog who was believed to be the oldest in the world, has died, reported Monday’s New York Daily News. Maggie, an Australian Kelpie, died over the weekend – she was believed to be an astonishing 30 years of age.
Maggie lived her life with Brian McLaren, a dairy farmer in Australia. McLaren told the Weekly Times that Maggie had been fine just last week, but a few days ago she took a turn for the worse and went downhill quickly. McLaren knew that Maggie’s time was limited and his hunch was correct. Thankfully, the elderly dog went peacefully – McLaren stated, “I’m sad, but I’m pleased she went the way she went.”
Though it is believed that Maggie survived 30 years, her age could not be verified because McLaren lost her paperwork. Maggie enjoyed a peaceful life on McLaren’s farm – according to the Metro U.K., she spent most of her days strolling around the property and napping.
Since Maggie’s true age could not be confirmed, an Australian cattle dog named “Bluey,” still holds the title of world’s oldest dog at 29 years, 6 months. Bluey also lived in Australia.