Living longer! Goober holds the current record in our family as a beagle... but,
my grand Aunt had a chihuahua that was very spoiled & lived over 23 yrs!
Rufus, my dads elder beagle might beat Goobers record...but he has an
enlarged heart due to his "bred-down" stature & needs heart meds to stay
healthy. He will be 15 in march of next year & his exact birthday is only a
"guess" as Rufus was an adopted dog. I was lucky with Goober, as his
breeders provided documents of his birth along with his littermates! Out of
the Pack...Goober trotted up to me as "his chosen one"! (It was the first &
only time in my life),"that a dog chose me"!
Jethro, (my current one) was
the runt of the litter & the last one to be sold by an elderly couple that had
been breeding beagles for 40 yrs. (He might be related to Goober) as both
familys live on the Indian reservation south of Coeur d Alene in the Worley
area! Jethros breeders have bred beagles that lived up to 19 yrs!