Otto gets to sleep with his head on the pillow and under a blanket next to his owner, according to this story from the Associated Press.
The Guinness World Records made it official: Otto is currently the oldest living dog. The former oldest was Chanel, who passed away in August. The average age for dogs is 12.8 years, according to this chart. The oldest dog on record was an Australian cattle dog who lived to be 29 years and 5 months.
Otto and Chanel have more than senior years in common. Chanel was a wired-haired dachshund. Otto is part dachshund and terrier. The secret to his longevity? Owners Lynn and Peter Jones of Shrewsbury, England, say he has a good diet, gets plenty of love and heads off to bed at 8 p.m.
Otto will be 21 in February. Mrs. Jones has owned him since he was 6 weeks old. “He doesn’t like his walkies much anymore,” she says, ”but he’s still sprightly.”