According to an announcement made by Guinness World Records on Thursday, a dog named Bobi, who lives in Portugal, has been recognized as the oldest dog in history, as well as the oldest dog in the world.
According to the Guinness Book of Records, Boby was born on May 11, 1992, his current age is 30 years and 267 days. According to the American Kennel Club, he is a purebred Rafeiro do Alentejo, a breed known for its ability to guard livestock. According to Guinness, the life expectancy of a Rafeiro do Alentejo dog is on average 12 to 14 years.
According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Bobi’s age has been confirmed by SIAC, a pet database approved by the Portuguese government.
His family shared with Guinness that Boby is very calm and kind. They also mentioned that he enjoys being stroked, that he enjoys playing with his four cat siblings, and that he enjoys walking around the family’s territory. On cooler days, Bobby can also be seen relaxing in front of the fireplace.
His family shared with Guinness that Bobby has difficulty walking due to his advanced age. They report that his eyesight has deteriorated and that he frequently collides with various objects.
“When I look at Boby, I remember the members of our family, who, unfortunately, are no longer with us. This includes members of my own family who have passed away, such as my father, my brother, and grandparents. This is one of the reasons why Bobby is so great. Bobby is the epitome of these generations,” the Costa family shared their story with Guinness.
According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the previous record for the oldest dog was held by Bluey, an Australian Cattle Dog who lived to be 29 years and 5 months old. Bluey’s life expectancy was 29 years and 5 months.
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