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As an unwanted puppy, Jack Russell/Collie cross Yentyl was moments away from being shot, before being rescued by a loving couple.

Now, some 24 years later, Yentyl has gone on to become one of the oldest dogs in Britain, at the ripe old age of 168 dog years.

He is currently five years younger than the oldest dog in the world, but shows no signs of slowing down, with his owners Charlie and Marlene Martin saying he is still full of life!

Yentyl cost his owners £15 over 24 years ago, but Mr Martin had to do some bartering for the pup. "He wanted forty quid for him and I said look I'll give you fifteen pounds. He said if you don't take him I'll shoot him," Mr Martin recalls.

Having purchased his pup, Mr Martin had to walk 13 miles home, as he didn't have any transport and the dog was too scared to be handled.

However, since that day, he hasn't left his owners side, showing that dogs truly are man's best friend!

Despite his age, Yentyl still loves a walk with his owners, but he takes it at a slightly slower pace than he once did. With the amount of beautiful winter walks available around Cornwall, who can blame him?

If you would like to enjoy the views from a Cornish walk for yourself, why not come and stay with us and experience it for yourself? It will be a great way to work off a meal enjoyed in our restaurants in Fowey!

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