Party time for oldest dog

PUBLISHED : Friday, 15 May, 2009, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 15 May, 2009, 12:00am

She struggles to see, hear and walk, but the off-white Daschund-cross is still able to enjoy the finer things in life, the Daily Mail reports. Last week the world's oldest living dog, a New Yorker named Chanel, turned 21, or 147 in dog years.

She celebrated her birthday with a visit to the New York Dog Hotel and Spa where she was joined by some doggy friends.

Chanel's vet Phillip Zangara, of the Roosevelt Animal Hospital, New York, said: 'She is defying every odd right now. I'm surprised at just about everything about her. She has the body of a six-year-old.'

Chanel has become slightly irritable with age and has been known to nip at strangers, but owner Denice says she still has a fairly calm disposition.