The world's oldest living dog, a chihuahua named Spike, takes Guinness World Record

A chihuahua mix 'su-paw-star' from Ohio has now claimed the Guinness World Record as the world's oldest living dog. Spike, who turned 23 years old and 26

days Thursday, hails from Camden, a small town with a population of just over 2,000 people in the Dayton area. Guinness World Records North America said Spike,

the new record-holding pooch, stands at 9 inches tall and weighs just under 13 pounds  Start the day smarter. Get all the news you need in your inbox each morning.

The world's oldest dog title can change hands while title holders are still living when canny humans catch wind of the Guinness World Records, get their pets verified and

stake a claim to the title. TobyKeith, a pure-bred chihuahua, who is still enjoying life in Florida, has held the title several times in the past year. Pebbles, a

22-year-old South Carolina-based toy fox terrier held the title before he died on Oct. 3, after a long life full of "country music and being loved," his owner said.  And

in December, Gino, a chihuahua mix from Los Angeles who also previously held the title, died at age 22. A parking lot, an old

dog and a new mom Spike's mom, Rita Kimball, said she found Spike in the parking lot of a grocery store in 2010 when he was 10 years old, the global organization

that keeps track of record achievements announced said in a press release Thursday.