Gino goes to all his vet checks and is doing well in retirement (Photo: Alex Wolf)

Do you have a really older dog?

If so, you should register them with Guinness soon if you think they can take on the mighty (and very cute) Gino, who has been named the world’s oldest living dog at 22 years old.

Yes, that’s in human years, not dog years.

Colorado owner Alex Wolf adopted him from the animal shelter in 2002 — more than 20 years ago.

But he was born two years earlier, on September 24, 2000.

The record was confirmed by Guinness World Records earlier this month

Alex, now 40, got it while in college in California.

Alex Wolf with his mini wolf Gino

Alex Wolf with his mini wolf Gino (Photo: Alex Wolf)

Gino the dog

Long live Gino! (Photo: Alex Wolf)

He said today: “He was there every step of the way. “I’m so glad we got him. He’s the best.

“If we had a later night, he’d stay up, and if I slept, he’d sleep in.” He was one of the boys.’

When asked what he thinks is the secret to his longevity, he said, “I give him all the credit. He’s had a lot of love and I just think he’s a strong dog. He was there every step of the way. I’m so happy that we have him. He’s the best.”

When he first got a dog from the shelter, he planned to get a bigger dog than 7 kg Gino.

But after meeting the puppeteer, he decided he was the one and never looked back.

He said, “I’ve taken good care of him over the years and he’s still in relatively good shape… and still very cute, which is surprising given his age!”

Gino is remarkable – but he’s not the oldest dog that ever lived.

That record goes to Bluey, an Australian Shepherd who turned 29 and was eventually euthanized in 1939.

The average lifespan of a medium-sized dog is 10 to 13 years.