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Bobi at 31: Farewell to the World’s Oldest Dog

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Bobi, the oldest dog on record, left us last week in a Portugal vet clinic, said Guinness World Records yesterday.

“Bobi lived to be 31 years 165 days old and spent his entire life with his loving owner Leonel Costa and his family in the Portuguese village of Conqueiros,” mentioned the record people.

Earlier this year in February, Bobi got the title of the world’s oldest dog, just a hair ahead of Spike, a 23-year-old Chihuahua. Now, Ohio’s Spike holds the baton for the oldest living doggy.

In doggie time, Bobi was about 86. He was a pure Rafeiro do Alentejo, a Portuguese doggo, usually living 12 to 14 years.

His age got the nod from his 1992 vet record in Leiria, Portugal, and a government pet list.

Born among four pups, Bobi’s siblings didn’t make it – there were too many critters on the farm. Leonel’s people thought it was normal then to limit animal numbers.

Leonel shared with Guinness, “At that time it was considered normal by older people … to bury the animals in a hole so that they would not survive.” 

He saved Bobi after finding him tucked away in wood piles. By the time his parents knew, it was too late for Bobi’s fate.

Leonel said Bobi roamed free, sipped water galore, and only munched on people food. He thinks Bobi’s long life was all about his chill vibes.

For Bobi’s 31st bash in May, over 100 pals joined a classic Portuguese shindig, Guinness shared. 

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