According to his owner, a dog in Portugal that was 31 years old and had previously held the record for the world’s oldest canine has passed away.
According to Leonel Costa, the guard dog, Bobi, passed away over the weekend in a veterinary hospital. Bobi shared a home with Costa and four cats on a farm in the Portuguese village of Conqueiros.
On May 11, 1992, he was born, and his owner was only 8 years old at the time. In dog years, Bobi was therefore older than 217 when he passed away.
Bobi’s key to a long life, according to Costa, was a healthy diet, fresh air, and a lot of love, he revealed in an interview with the Associated Press earlier this year. “Bobi eats what we eat,” Costa stated.
Additionally, Bobi has never been made to follow a lead. Bobi took up the Guinness World Record from Bluey, an Australian cattle dog who held it for nearly a century before passing away in 1939 at the age of 29.
In a statement on their website, Guinness World Records representatives said they were “saddened to learn of the death of Bobi, the world’s oldest dog ever.” Bobi lived to be 31 years and 165 days old and passed away on Saturday, according to the statement.
Bobi was a purebred Rafeiro do Alentejo, a Portuguese dog breed with a 10- to 14-year lifespan on average.