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Oldest Dog Ever: Bobi, Age 30, Breaks Guinness Record

He’s a Rafeiro do Alentejo, which is a breed of livestock guardian dog.




Bobi is the oldest dog ever, according to Guinness World Records.

Just weeks after announcing Spike as the world’s oldest dog living, Guinness World Records have received evidence of a (much) older dog. In fact, Bobi is not just the oldest dog living; he’s the oldest dog ever.

Bobi was 30 years, 266 days old as of Feb. 1. He has lived his entire life with the Costa family in the village of Conqueiros in Leiria, Portugal.

Bobi is a Rafeiro do Alentejo, which is a breed of livestock guardian dog with an average life expectancy of 12 to 14 years.

The Portuguese pooch has broken an almost century-old record; the previous oldest dog ever, Bluey (1910-1939), was an Australian cattle-dog who lived to be 29 years, 5 months.

In 1992, Bobi was registered with Serviço Medico-Veterinário do Município de Leiria (Veterinary Medical Service of the Municipality of Leiria), which confirmed the dog’s birth date.

Bobi’s age has also been verified by SIAC, a pet database authorized by the Portuguese government and managed by the SNMV (Sindicato Nacional dos Médicos Veterinários; National Union of Veterinarians).


Read more about Bobi here.

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