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Oldest Golden Retriever in history celebrates 20th birthday

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Augie the Golden Retriever dog celebrated her 20th birthday this week which made her the oldest golden retriever in history. What a woofnderful milestone and achievement! Let’s give her a snoot boop and wish her a belated Happy Birthday.

According to Golden Hearts, which reported the news, golden retrievers have been known to live to 17 – 18 years of age, but this is the first ever pupper to reach 20.

A more little about Augie

Augie’s actual name is August and she was born on April 24, 2000. She was rehomed as an elderly dog of 14. Her owners, Jennifer and Steve Hetterscheidt (Oakland, Tennessee) lovingly took her along on their travels across the country in their RV. They celebrated the occasion with a delicious dog friendly cake.

Look at that face. Adorbs.

Golden Retriever Facts

Have a golden? They’re awesome dogs and consistently rank among the top 3 more popular doggy breeds in North America. Why? Doggon it, we’re happy to tell ya:

  • They’re fabulous family dogs, loyal, trustworthy, lovable
  • They’re intelligent and easy to train
  • They love to jump into the water and just swim, swim, swim
  • They have a long life span
  • Sturdy, muscular and well built, they are natural atheletes
  • They are often used as service dogs due to their intelligence and personality

Golden Retrievers are medium-large dogs that were originally bred to retrieve waterfowl such as ducks and upland game birds on hunting parties. Their soft mouth allows them to retrieve shot game without damaging them.


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