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Celebrating His twenty third Birthday, Tremendous Senior DOUBLES His Breed’s Life Expectancy

Oh, happy day! Buster Brown is celebrating his twenty-third birthday! Let’s all wish this handsome Labrador Retriever the happiest of birthdays and hope we get to honor him for many more!

Born in 1999, Buster is a 90s pup who saw the beginning of a new century and probably overheard dad Joe’s parents and other adults worrying over the Y2K switch. And with every year that’s passed, Buster has been witness to 21st-century events, all the while working on his own long and happy history.


Happy Birthday, Old Man!

The average lifespan for Labrador Retrievers falls somewhere between 10 and 14 years. Buster has certainly surpassed that average and then some! And to celebrate an incredible 23 years, Buster’s proud dad, Joe, took to TikTok to share the birthday love, his video reading, “When your dog made it to his 23rd birthday today.”


With more than 14.7 million views and 3.6 million likes, TikTok users came to the party with much love and speculation over whether Buster could be the world’s oldest living dog.

Guinness World Records reports the honor for the oldest living dog belongs to Pebbles, a Toy Fox Terrier born March 28, 2000. The record was verified in May 2022. Sadly, Pebbles passed away a few months after earning the title. But born the same year as Pebbles, Buster seems to be making a run at the record. And FYI, the record for the oldest dog ever belongs to Bluey, an Australian Cattle Dog that passed away in 1939 at the age of 29 years and five months.

RELATED: “Oldest Living Dog” Passes Away Only Months After Earning Title


More Buster Birthday Fun

All the hoopla over Buster’s birthday sparked proud dog dad Joe to post a few more videos about his old man pup, with one capturing Buster happily munching his birthday cake. Another post answers a question many dog parents asked, “What do you feed him?”


Joking, Joe credited beef jerky as the secret to Buster’s longevity! And as a video showed, Buster may be “a little blind and deaf,” but he can still sniff out the jerky!

Joe and his girlfriend Kay also created a Q&A video so we could all get to know Buster a little better. Here are some fun facts from the share session:

  • Joe is 21, so Buster is older than him.
  • Joe credits CBD oil with helping Buster’s energy.
  • Buster loves a walk and a trip to the dog park.
  • Joe and Kay also have dogs named Dexter and Jumper.
  • The couple plans on adopting more dogs in the future.

Joe also thanked everyone for their birthday wishes to Buster on TikTok, writing, “Thank you for all the birthday wishes, Buster is appreciative! :)”

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We can’t wait until next year so we can wish Buster a happy 24th! Keep up with the old man on Joe’s TikTok.

@thejoebrown Replying to @connor1r had to celebrate the birthday boy! #olddog #seniordog #birthday #dog ♬ original sound –

Feature Image: @thejoebrown/TikTok

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