Pebbles, a toy fox terrier who was the Guinness World Record holder for world’s oldest living dog, has passed away of natural causes at 22.

Born on 28 March 2000 on Long Island, New York, in 2007 Pebbles moved with her owners Julie and Bobby Gregory to Taylors, South Carolina, where she lived out the remainder of her life, before passing away just five months shy of her 23rd birthday.

“Pebbles was not just another dog, she had her own way about her, and her own personality. She was a once in a lifetime companion and it was our honour to have had the blessing to have had her as a pet and family member,” said the Gregory’s.

Pebbles, who enjoyed listening to country music and trying new foods, will be reunited with her partner dog Rocky, who passed away in 2016. The much-loved and much-pampered pooch produced 32 puppies in her lifetime with Rocky.

The Gregory’s told Guinness World Records that they had originally intended on adopting a large breed dog but were taken by 1.8kg Pebbles’ larger-than-life personality.

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

On her 22nd birthday, Pebbles celebrated with a stack of ribs and a warm bubble bath.

“There was never anyone who met Pebbles that didn’t love her. She will be deeply missed.”

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