World’s Oldest Dog Blows Out 21 Birthday Candles Today

updated 05/06/2009 AT 2:05 PM ET

originally published 05/06/2009 AT 2:00 PM ET

The world’s oldest dog celebrates a milestone birthday today: 21! That’s 120 years old in human years! The wire-haired dachshund named Chanel and her owner Denice Shaughnessy, of Port Jefferson Station, N.Y., appeared on the Today show this morning to mark the special occasion. Chanel looked oh-so-cool in red shades (the elderly pooch wears them because she has cataracts). Shaughnessy credits the Dogswell glucosamine treats Chanel eats everyday for her longevity.

Click above to see Chanel!

To read more about Chanel’s daily life, click here.