Meet Augie, The Oldest Golden Retriever Dog In The World Who Turned 20

  • By Sara
  • September 21, 2020
  • 3 minutes read

Everyone loves Golden Retrievers.

The reason why isn’t a mystery either. These absolutely gorgeous fur babies are a delight to have around. They are extremely playful and loving. They are a perfect family dog that’ll stick with you till the end of their days. Golden Retrievers know how to secure their place in our hearts. They are a very precious dog breed. However, one special Golden Retriever has been in the spotlight recently.

Meet August, the oldest Golden Retriever in the world.

August, also known as Augie, just recently turned twenty years old. GoldHeart Golden Retrievers Rescue announced that Augie is officially the oldest Golden Retriever in the world, living twice the expected life of Golden Retrievers.

Image credits: GoldHeart Golden Retrievers Rescue

The average Golden Retriever lives up to 10 or 12 years. Some lucky fellas reach up to 17 or 18, and a few special seniors till 19. However, Augie is the first dog to reach the age of 20.

GoldHeart Golden Retrievers Rescue shared Augie’s story with the world and also talked about how you can give your Golden Retriever the best and longest life, which it obviously deserves.

Image credits: GoldHeart Golden Retrievers Rescue

Jennifer and Steve Hetterscheidt adopted Augie when she was 14 years old in Oakland, Tennessee. Augie was adopted twice before from the rescue centre, but she was sadly returned. It had nothing to do with Augie, but luckily, she found her forever home when Jennifer and Steve showed up at the rescue center.

Even though 14 years old is very old for a dog, Augie was in perfect health at the time of her adoption. Unfortunately, she got diagnosed with kidney issues after a while but they are under control as she takes supplications and her diet consists of a mix of dry and wet food.

Steve and Jennifer celebrated Augie’s 20th birthday by putting up decorations and having a dog-friendly carrot cake! They also invited her doggo buddies/siblings Sherman, Belle, and Bruce. This party seems pretty cool.

And guess what? Even at the age of 20, Augie is a very healthy dog!

“She can still move around well (although she’s a bit shaky when she first gets up) and enjoys daily walks around the yard,” said Jennifer.

Augie is living double the average life expectancy, and her family is lucky to have her around for so long. Augie is lucky to have such a wonderful family and a forever home. Happy 20th birthday, Augie!

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