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 …
What do a smart stylish dog and a sweet natured clown dog have in common? Beside their batlike ears, Boston terriers and French bulldogs also share the same forefather—Bulldog. On appearance and temperament, they do share many similar qualities however they require different type of owner. Both Bostons and Frenchies are great people pleasers however Bostons are ideal family dogs while Frenchies are more of the monogamy type (only bond with one person) of dogs.
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 BulldogBreedBoston TerrierFrench BulldogCountry of OriginUnited StatesFranceAKC / KC GroupsNon-Sporting Group / Utility GroupNon-Sporting Group / Utility GroupOriginal FunctionCompanionCompanion French bulldog
Physical AppearanceCoat ColorBrindle, seal, or black with even white markings—should be on muzzle, between eyes, blaze collar, forechest, and part or wh…