30-Year-Old Portugal Dog Named Bobi Certified By Guinness World Records As World’s Oldest-Ever Dog
The sad thing about owning a pet is that their lives are short compared with ours, meaning we’ll have to say goodbye to them all too soon.
However, a family in Portugal hasn’t had to experience the heartbreak of losing their beloved dog Bobi for more than 30 years.
Bobi has been certified by Guinness World Records as the world’s oldest living dog ever.
Amazingly, he was actually set to have been killed at birth.
Oldest dog ever is aged 30 years & 226 days
Bobi, a purebred Rafeiro do Alentejo, reached the grand old age of 30 years and 266 days on Wednesday (1 Feb), according to Guinness World Records.
They found that he was born in Portugal on 11 May 1992, confirming his birth date with the Veterinary Medical Service of the Municipality of Leiria, where he was registered.
His age has also been verified by SIAC, a pet database authorised by the Portuguese government and managed by the National Union of Veterinarians.
Thus, Guinness conferred on him the title of world’s oldest dog not just currently living, but oldest dog that ever lived.