The oldest dog in the world lives with his master in Portugal and recently celebrated his 31st birthday. A record of longevity for this still lively little dog.
Bobi is not a dog like the others. Born in 1992, he has just celebrated his 31st birthday, which makes him the oldest dog in the world. Since February, this title is official since it was awarded by the Guinness World Records in person. The age of this dog could be proven since at birth, Bobi was registered in the databases of the Veterinary Medical Service of the municipality of Leiria, in Portugal.
Bobi is a purebred Alentejo Rafeiro. It breaks all longevity records for a dog because the average life expectancy of this breed is between 12 to 14 years.
To celebrate Bobi’s 31st birthday, a traditional birthday party was organized by his master in Conqueiros, a village in Portugal. More than 100 guests were invited as well as a dance troupe, journalists from all over the world, as well as an official representative of Guinness World Records.
Bobi’s owner is barely older than him since he is 38 years old.
“Bobi is special because to watch him is to remember the people who were part of our family and who are unfortunately no longer there, like my father, my brother or my grandparents who have already left this world”, has confided Leonel Costa, the owner of Bobi.
According to data from Guinness World Records, no dog has reached the age of 31. This exceptional longevity seems to run in the family since Bobi’s mother lived to be 18 years old. For his age , Bobi is still lively and healthy, although he has difficulty walking and his eyesight has deteriorated. To ensure that everything is fine, the dog’s health is monitored regularly.