Bobi, the world’s oldest dog, dies at 31

Bobi, the world’s oldest living dog and the oldest dog in history, died at the age of 31 years and 165 days on Saturday, October 21.

Bobi’s passing was announced by veterinarian and author Dr. Karen Becker on Sunday October 2022 on Facebook.

Dr. Becker wrote: “Last night this sweet boy gained his wings 🕊️.” as well as photos of Bobi with his owner, Leonel Costa.

“Although he outlived every dog ​​in history, his 11,478 days on earth would never be enough for those who loved him,” Dr. Becker continued.

When Dr. Becker asked Leonel the secret recipe behind Bobi’s exceptionally long life, he replied: “Good nutrition, constant contact with nature, freedom to discover your environment, consistent veterinary care and love. Bobi knows he is deeply loved.

Additionally, Leonel shared with the Guinness World Records that Bobi has never been tied up, chained or leashed in his entire life.

Bobi wasn’t the only senior dog Leonel owned. Leonel revealed that Bobi’s mother, Gira, lived to be 18 years old and another of his dogs, Chicote, lived to be 22 years old.

Leonel further revealed that Bobi was the “last of a long generation of animals” in the Costa family.

Bobi, a purebred Rafeiro do Alentejo from Portugal, has been named by the Guinness World Record as the “The oldest living dog in the world” in February this year, beating the previous Guinness World Record holder, a 23-year-old Chihuahua named Point.

Additionally, Bobi is also confirmed to be the first dog to live to the age of 30, outliving the oldest dog ever, an Australian Cattle Dog named Blue, who died in 1939 at the age 29 years and five months.

Bobi was born on May 11, 1992 and his date of birth was confirmed by the Serviço Medico-Veterinário do Município de Leiria (Veterinary Medical Service of the Municipality of Leiria).

His age was also verified by a pet database authorized by the Portuguese government and managed by the National Union of Veterinary Doctors of Portugal.

When Bobi received his Guinness World Record in February, Leonel called Bobi “one of a kind” for the exceptional life he lived.

We will miss you, Bobi. Rest in peace, my sweet boy!


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