Pebbles, the world’s longest living dog and a country music fan, died at the age of 22

Pebbles, the tiny fox terrier named by Guinness World Records as the world’s oldest living dog, has died. She was 22 years old at the time.

On October 3, the small terrier died gently at her home in Taylors, South Carolina, with her owners Bobby and Julie Gregory at her side.

In a news statement, her family noted,“Pebbles lived a long and happy life full of love,” 

Pebbles was born on Long Island, New York on March 28, 2000.

When the Gregorys first decided to get a dog, they intended to choose a bigger breed, but then they saw Pebbles.

“She was jumping and barking so much at Bobby that he had no choice but to pick her up and check her out,” Julie told Guinness World Records. “It was instant love the second the two met.”

Pebbles was characterized by the pair as the “queen of the house” and a “wild teen who loves to sleep during the day and is up all night.”
When she wasn’t being lavished with affection, the four-pound terrier loved listening to country music, sleeping in, and relaxing.

“She loves listening to country music while she is sleeping. Her two favorite country singers are Conway Twitty and Dwight Yokum,” Julie said.

Pebbles was certified as the world’s oldest dog in May 2022 after her owners discovered she was older than the previous record holder, TobyKeith.

“Bobby was sitting on the couch and friends and family started texting and calling about a story they saw about a 21-year-old dog getting the record,” Julie told Guinness World Records.

They applied after watching TobyKeith on the news, and Pebbles was given the title on May 17, 2022. She was 22 years and 50 days old at the time.

Even to the end, the Gregorys made sure Pebbles knew how much she was loved and appreciated.

For her 22nd birthday, she ate a stack of ribs, which was a far cry from her typical diet of protein-rich cat chow suggested by a veterinarian.

Pebbles passed away five months before her 23rd birthday.

“She was a once-in-a-lifetime companion, and it was our honor to have had the blessing to have had her as a pet, and family member,” Julie wrote remembering her beloved dog. “She will be deeply missed.”