Britain’s oldest dog is still going strong at 147 in human years

A former stray dog named "Queenie" is thought to be Britain's oldest dog at the grand age of 21 in dog years.

That's an impressive age of 147 in human years.

The ageing terrier loves to go for walks in the forest and playing in the garden – and although she is relatively healthy, she does have a few ailments.

Queenie shares her home with two other old terriers – Bonnie, 10 and Bo, 12 – a collective age of 43.

The trio were adopted by Bridget Pike, who works at the Dogs Trust in Salisbury, Wilts.

Bridget said: "Queenie is one tough cookie. Despite the fact she can't run around like she used to, she loves to be out and about in the fresh air.

"I got her a doggy pushchair that I can put her in when she's had enough of walking but still wants to be outdoors.

"She's almost completely blind but there's nothing wrong with her sense of smell.

"She knows if I haven't topped her dog food with cooked chicken and stands there looking up at me until I add it to her food!"

Queenie spent the first two weeks hiding in the dining room after Bridget adopted her.

But she soon came out of her shell and gradually ventured into other areas of the home.

She has now well and truly landed on her paws and Bridget says she's an "amazing dog" who enjoys her food, getting an early night and the occasional "mad five minutes".

Bridget is now keen to encourage people to not overlook the golden oldies in rescue centres who are looking for a second chance.

She added: "I feel so privileged to have been able to offer Queenie a happy home in her later life – I just wish I could have done it sooner."

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