A 30-year-old dog named Bobi has been declared the world’s oldest dog ever by Guinness World Records.
Hailing from the pure Rafeiro do Alentejo breed, Bobi received the oldest living dog crown from 23-year-old Chihuahua Spike.
Spike spent just two weeks as the record holder before Guinness officials were notified of Bobi’s existence.
The Portuguese Bobi spent his entire life with the Costa family, who said they fed him with the food they ate at their home in the village of Conqueiros in southern Portugal.
According to the information on the Guinness World Records website, Bobi has spent 30 years and 266 days on earth as of February 1.
The life expectancy of the Rafeiro do Alentejo breed, which is from the class of guard dogs, is between 12 and 14 years.
The oldest dog ever, Bluey (1910-1939) was an Australian guard dog that lived to be 29 years 5 months old.
The Veterinary Services of the Municipality of Leiria, where he was registered after his birth on 11 May 1992, confirmed Bobi’s age.
Bobi’s age was also confirmed by an animal database recognized by the Portuguese government.