A 20-year-old golden retriever in Tennessee is being hailed as the longest-living dog of her breed after becoming the first on record to surpass the milestone age.
The Golden Heart Golden Retrievers Rescue said August, known affectionately as Augie, is believed to be the oldest-ever golden retriever at an age of 20 years and 61 days － and counting.
The rescue said Augie, who was adopted at the age of 14, celebrated her 20th birthday April 24, becoming the first golden retriever known to have reached a third decade of life. The breed has an average lifespan of 10 to 12 years.
Augie remains remarkably healthy for her advanced age.（UPI）
surpass：動詞，超過；優於。例句：By working overtime every day, his sales performance finally surpassed his colleagues.（在每天加班的情況下，他的業績終於超過同事。）
affectionate：形容詞，深情的。例句：He gave her an affectionate kiss before leaving.（他在離開前給了她深情一吻。）
breed：名詞，（動植物的）品種。例句：She does not have preference for any breed of dog.（她沒有偏愛哪一種狗。）