We have often heard, ‘Dogs are man’s best friend.’ The only thing that disheartens us is that these adorable paws’ lifespan is too short. Recently, we heard about Bobi, and it made us smile. So we thought to share the same smile with you. In the end, sharing is caring. Also, we will feel blessed to put a smile on your face after reading this. Bobi is the World’s oldest dog who recently turned 31. He is celebrating the occasion with a lavish feast at his family’s home in Portugal. Hundreds of people from all around the World are traveling to celebrate this special day with him.
Bobi, World’s Oldest Dog
Bobi, the purebred Rafeiro do Alentejo, was born on May 11, 1992. He is currently in the care of its owner, Leonel Costa, in the Leira province of Portugal. The Servico Medico-Veterinario do Municipio de Leiria (Veterinary Medical Service of the Municipality of Leiria) has confirmed Bobi’s birth date.
The owner of the World’s oldest dog told GWR that they had invited about 100 friends and followers to the birthday party on Saturday, with attendees from all across the World.
Bobi has made history by becoming the oldest living dog in the World, according to Guinness World Records (GWR). Mr. Costa told Guinness,
“Looking at him is like remembering the people who were part of our family and unfortunately are no longer here, like my father, my brother, or my grandparents, who have already left this world. Bobi represents those generations.”
Mr. Costa has had several dogs in the past, including Bobi’s mother, Gira, who lived to the age of 18. Nonetheless, he never imagined that any of his dogs would live into their thirties, as Bobi has.
Life Of Bobi After Receiving Guinness World Record
Bobi received the record in February 2023. Life has been hectic for the farm dog ever since. Mr. Costa said, “We’ve had a lot of journalists and people come from all over the World to take a picture with Bobi. They’ve come from all over Europe, as well as the USA and even Japan.”
According to his 38-year-old owner, Bobi was recently taken to a veterinarian for a check-up. As a result, he has been in good health for the past few months.
As per Guinness World Records, Bluey was the previous record holder. He was owned by Les Hall of Rochester, Victoria, Australia. In 1910, Bluey was obtained as a puppy. He had worked among cattle and sheep for nearly 20 years before being put to sleep on November 14, 1939.
Also, on March 8, 1983, Chilla, an Australian cattle-dog/Labrador cross reputedly aged 32 years 3 days, died in Broadbeach, Queensland, Australia.