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Bobi, world’s oldest dog, dies at 31

by Deanna Macaranas

BOBI lived for 31 years and 165 days, making him the world’s oldest dog in the Guinness World Records. 

Unfortunately, Bobi passed away on October 20 in an animal hospital. Bobi’s death was announced on Dr. Karen Becker’s Facebook post.

Courtesy: facebook.com / @doctor.karen.becker 

Bobi was known as the world’s oldest living dog and oldest dog ever on February 2, 2023, just two weeks after introducing Spike, a 23-year-old Chihuahua from Ohio, USA. 

Bobi spent his entire life with the Costa family in a rural village in Leiria, Portugal. According to Bobi’s owner Leonel, Bobi is a purebred Rafeiro do Alentejo which has the average life expectancy of 12-14 years. 

Bobi was registered in 1992 with Serviço Medico-Veterinário do Município de Leiria (Veterinary Medical Service of the Municipality of Leiria), who confirmed his birth date. 

Bobi’s age was also validated by SIAC, a pet database authorized by the Portuguese government.

Upon the death of Bobi, many netizens had expressed their mournings regarding the news. 

One X user claimed on how Bobi outlived 60% of rappers. 

Courtesy: twitter.com / @KaniQuick 

One X user stated on how his record still lives

Courtesy: twitter.com / @felix_jnf 

Meanwhile an X user estimated Bobi’s age in dog years. 

Courtesy: / @davethereplyguy 

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