Pebbles, a Toy Fox Terrier that held the Guinness record for being the world’s oldest dog, passed away aged 22, according to a release from Guinness World Records (GWR).
The dog passed away naturally on Monday, October 3, in its Taylors, South Carolina home. The tiny terrier died just five months before turning 23.
Pebbles was crowned the world’s oldest dog by Guinness World Records in May after owners Bobby and Julie Gregory realized their pet was older than the previous official oldest dog, a 21-year-old chihuahua named TobyKeith.
As quoted by GWR, Julie Gregory said, “Bobby was sitting on the couch and friends and family started texting and calling about a story they saw about a 21-year-old dog getting the record.”
“When I saw TobyKeith’s story all over the news, I applied,” she added.
The dog was born on March 28, 2000, and adopted by the Gregorys that same year. With her partner, Rocky, who died in 2016, she gave birth to 32 puppies.