Bobi, the world’s oldest dog, is dead

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Bobi (fot. wprost.pl)

Bobi, the world’s oldest dog, has died eight months after setting a new record for the oldest living dog according to the Guinness Book of Records. You won’t believe how old Bobi was.

Bobi was a purebred Portuguese Rafeiro do Alentejo dog. He lived in Conqueiros in central Portugal. On May 20 this year, he was entered into the Guinness Book of Records as the world’s oldest living dog. Eight months later he died.

Bobi died on October 21 this year. His death was announced two days later by his veterinarian. Bobi died at the age of 31 years and 165 days. So he lived three times longer than the expected lifespan for a dog of his breed. His age was verified by the Portuguese government through the pet database managed by the National Veterinary Medical Association.

Bobi’s owner, Leonel Costa, said Bobi lived a trouble-free life in a peaceful environment, although towards the end of his life he had problems with walking and eyesight.

Before Bobi became the oldest dog in history, the record was held by Bluey, an Australian dog who died in 1939 at the age of 29 years and five months.

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