Bobi, a 30-year-old Portuguese purebred Rafeiro do Alentejo, has been recognized by Guinness World Records as the oldest dog in the world, breaking a record that had been in place for a century. Rafeiro do Alentejo dogs typically have a life expectancy of 12 to 14 years. The previous record holder was Australia’s Bluey, who passed away at 29 years and five months in 1939.
Age Has Been Verified
Born in 1992, Bobi is 30 years and 226 days old and is in good health even at this age. His age has been verified by the government’s pet database, which is managed by the National Union of Veterinarians, according to Guinness World Records. But there have been some noticeable changes in his health in the past few years.
Bobi’s age has started to take its toll on him as he has been experiencing issues with his eyesights and walking. In 2018, Bobi collapsed due to difficulty in breathing since then his health has deteriorated, Bobi’s owner Leonel Costa said.