World’s oldest dog ever is 30 years old and lives in Portugal

world's oldest dog

Bobi has broken the world record for oldest dog ever

Bobi, a Rafeiro do Alentejo from Portugal, has broken world records, according to Guinness World Records. He was born on May 11 in 1992. And that makes him the oldest dog alive and the oldest dog to ever live.

World’s oldest dog

On May 11, 1992, Bobi was born in Portugal. And today, that makes him 30 years and 267 days old. Which, according to Guinness World Records, also makes him the oldest dog alive today. And the oldest dog to ever live. Bobi is a Rafeiro do Alentejo, a purebred, and the average life expectancy of those kinds of dogs is around 12 to 14 years. That means that Bobi has far exceeded that age and is setting several world records.

The record used to be in the paws of Bluey, an Australian cattle-dog who was 29 years and 5 months old when he died.


Bobi is an old dog and he is struggling with some health issues. According to Guinness World Records, he has trouble walking and his eye sight isn’t what it used to be, causing him to often bump into things. But Bobi is a happy and friendly dog. According to the Costa family, Bobi’s family, he is a calm and sociable dog who loves to be pet. He likes to play with his siblings, who are cats, and he likes to go out for walks around the Costa farm. When it is colder outside, Bobi likes to relax by the fireplace.

The Costa family reportedly told Guinness: “Bobi is special because looking at him is like remembering the people who were part of our family and unfortunately are no longer here, like my father, my brother, or my grandparents who have already left this world. Bobi represents those generations.”

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