A Yorkshire Terrier from Halifax called Billy could be set to claim the title of the world's oldest dog, after reaching the age of 22.
Billy the Yorkshire Terrier: the world's oldest dog? (Picture: Ross Parry)
Billy may be a venerable 154 years old in dog years, is blind in one eye and only has a few teeth left - but he's still energetic and active, going out for two walks a day and regularly playing with his loving owner, 71-year-old Betty Holdsworth.
He's still able to run around and even jump - despite the fact that he was in a bad state when he was taken in by the local RSPCA before being placed with his new owner.
'His coat was filthy and matted and his nails were so long he couldn't stand up. He was also very underweight and his teeth were rotten,' the RSPCA's Jule Cockroft told the Halifax Courier earlier this month.
And bIlly could be in line to claim the record of the world's oldest dog if his age can be proved. The Guiness Book of World Records confirmed that the current holder of the title is a 21-year-old dog.
The world's previous oldest dog, a dachshund terrier cross called Otto, was put to sleep in January this year at the age of 20 years and 11 months after suffering from stomach cancer.
Terrier Dog breed: Terrier Dog News
This is not to say you can’t have one of each living in the same household. You may need to make some adjustments and give proper trainings.
Boston Terrier vs. French Bulldog
|Breed||Boston Terrier||French Bulldog|
|Country of Origin||United States||France|
|AKC / KC Groups||Non-Sporting Group / Utility Group||Non-Sporting Group / Utility Group|
|Coat Color||Brindle, seal, or black with even white markings—should be on muzzle, between eyes, blaze collar, forechest, and part or whole of forelegs and hindlegs.||Brindle, fawn, or pied (predominantly white with brindle markings.|
|Coat Type||Short and smooth||Short, soft, and close lying|
|Head||Square wrinkle free skull, jaw, and muzzle. The muzzle is deep and short, with a black nose.||Very large, with a pushed-in muscular appearance and wrinkle skin. The upper lip hang low over the sides of the lower jaw.|
|Eyes||Large, round, and set wide apart. Dark brown in color.||Set low and far apart. Round and very dark brown.|
|Ears||Small, thin, erect, and set at the corners of the skull.||Big batlike ears but thin in texture.|
|Body||Compact and quite muscular with a short back and loins. Chest is deep and wide.||Wide body, heavy bone, muscular build. Deep chest and short back, arched over narrow loins and hindquarters.|
|Tail||Set and carried low. Short and either straight or twisted.||Set and carried low. Tapers rapidly to a point from a wide base.|
|Height||15 – 17 inches||11 – 13 inches|
|Weight||10 – 25 lbs. Three groups—15 lbs and under, 15 – 20 lbs, and up to 25 lbs.||24 – 28 lbs|