31 Years Old Dog: Bobi the Oldest Dog in the World Has Died

31 Years Old Dog: Bobi the Oldest Dog in the World Has Died
Bobi, a Portuguese dog living his life at maximum until 31 years old. Source: guinnessworldrecords.com

According to Guinness World Records (GWR), the oldest dog in the world, called Bobi, peacefully died at the age of 31 years and 165 days in Portugal at an animal hospital. This is a wow record, indeed! 😮

Despite the fact that Rafeiro do Alentejo livestock guardian dogs typically live for 12 to 14 years, Bobi's exceptional life was attributed to his ability to walk freely, unleashed, and enjoy human food, all thanks to his loving owner ♡. Incredible, right?

More about Bobi, the world's oldest dog on record

World's oldest dog bobi and its owner
Source: Dr Karen Becker

What breed was the world's oldest dog?

Bobi was a purebred Rafeiro Alentejano, a Portuguese dog breed. He was born on May 11, 1992. He spent his entire life in a village in central Portugal, living for 31 years and 165 days.

Breaking the record of the Australian cattle dog that died at 29 years old this year, he was declared the world's oldest dog in February this year.

His death was first announced in a Facebook post by vet Karen Becker: "Last night, this sweet boy earned his wings”.

the Facebook post by vet Karen Becker
Facebook post by vet Karen Becker

What is 31 years in dog years?

31 years in dog years means 217 human years (if we calculate using the oldest formula dog age * 7). If all dogs could live like this, we would be the happiest owners. But it's never enough..we all want our pups to live at least as much as we do.

Final warm thoughts 🌈

Bobi's story reminds us that the bond between humans and their four-legged companions is one of the most beautiful things in this living life. His owner's love and care allowed him to roam freely and savor the pleasures of delicious human food, proving that, when nurtured and cherished, our pets can lead truly exceptional lives.

As we bid farewell to Bobi, we can't help but reflect on the timeless lesson his life imparts: to love our pets with all our hearts, for they bring boundless joy and, in return, inspire us to cherish each precious moment. Bobi's legacy is a reminder of the incredible potential for love, joy, and longevity that exists in the world of our faithful companions.

Rest in peace, dear Bobi. Your memory will forever shine like a rainbow in our heart's thoughts ☁️🥺.

Rest in peace, Bobi 🌈 ☁️ 🥺