Chanel, World's Oldest Dog Record Holder, Dies at 21

Chanel, World's Oldest Dog Record Holder, Dies at 21
Chanel
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08/31/2009 02:40PM

Chanel, the wirehaired dachshund who held the Guinness World Record for oldest dog, died Friday, PEOPLE Pets has learned.

The pooch celebrated her 21st birthday on May 6 – that's 147 in dog years, according to the Guinness Web site.

Earlier this year, Chanel's owners, Karl and Denice Shaughnessy of Port Jefferson Station, N.Y., said that the canine, who wore sunglasses for cataracts but was otherwise in good health, still had plenty of pep.

"While I go to work she sleeps all day until I come home and then when I get home she is like a ball of fire," Denice told U.K.'s Telegraph.

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