Introducing Bobi, the World’s Oldest Dog Ever!
It’s official: Bobi, a 30-year-old Rafeiro do Alentejo from Portugal, is officially the world’s oldest living dog and the world’s oldest dog ever. Guinness World Records made the announcement on Thursday, and verified Bobi’s age with the Portuguese government’s pet database, SIAC. Bobi is a purebred Rafeiro do Alentejo, a breed known for protecting livestock, and has an average life expectancy of 12 to 14 years.
Bobi’s family told Guinness that he is very calm and sociable, and loves to be pet, play with his four feline siblings, and take walks around the family’s farm. Unfortunately, due to his advanced age, Bobi’s walking has become difficult and his eyesight has worsened. Despite this, Bobi is still full of life and his family says he is special because he represents the generations of family members who have come and gone.
The previous record-holder for oldest dog ever was Bluey, an Australian cattle-dog who lived to be 29 years and 5 months old. Bobi is now 30 years and 267 days old, and his record-breaking age has been verified by SIAC.
We at CBS News are proud to present Bobi, the world’s oldest dog ever. Congratulations to Bobi and his family on this incredible achievement!