On October 23, Guinness World Records announced that Bobby, the world’s oldest dog, died after living for 31 years and 165 days with the family of Mr Lionel Costa in the village of Conqueiros, in the city of Leiria, Portugal.
American veterinarian Karen Baker, who met Bobby in February after he was recognized by Guinness World Records as the world’s oldest living dog, wrote on Facebook: “Having lived longer than all other dogs in history. Regardless, Bobby’s 11,478 days on Earth will never be enough for the people who love this dog.”
Revealing the secret of Bobby’s long life, dog owner Mr Lionel Costa attributed it to good nutrition, adequate veterinary care and love. In addition, it is often in contact with nature, freely exploring its living environment…
Bobby belongs to the purebred Rafaello Alentejo dog breed, which specializes in guarding livestock. This breed lives on average for 12 to 14 years.
Before Bobby, the oldest dog was Bluey, who was also raised in Portugal. This dog lived for 29 years and 5 months.
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