Open Post: Hosted By Bobi, The NEW World’s Oldest Dog
Apparently, the world is teeming with very old dogs! If you recall, about two weeks ago, Spike the chihuahua was officially declared the world’s oldest dog at the age of 23. Spike is old enough to drink around the world legally. However, this announcement brought every ancient canine out of the woodwork to declare that THEY were actually the most geriatric of them all. Well, Spike has had to cede his throne because we’ve got a new world’s oldest dog: Bobi, who is a whopping 30 years old! Bobi is as old as My Cousin Vinny!
Bobi is not just the oldest pup currently roaming the earth. Because he’s reached 30, he’s officially the oldest dog ever. He beats out Bluey who died in 1939 at the age of 29 (and 5 months). Bobi was born in Portugal on May 11, 1992 and has lived in a rural village his whole life. His breed typically lives 12-14 years which is pretty good for larger dogs, but Bobi doesn’t settle for average! His age has been confirmed by the Portuguese government. However, if you still don’t believe it, here’s a picture of the pooch in 1997.
Look at the quality of that photo. That’s clearly been taken with a 90s disposable camera. You can practically hear Barbie Girl playing in the background! The old dog almost didn’t make it to 30. He escaped death as a puppy and has outlived all his haters. Bobi’s human Leonel explained how the dog is living out his golden years.
Leonel thinks that one of the biggest contributing factors is the “calm, peaceful environment” Bobi lives in, “far from the cities.”
Bobi has never been chained up nor attached to a leash, and has always enjoyed free roam of the forests and farmland surrounding the Costa family house.
Leonel describes Bobi as “very sociable” as he grew up with many other animals.
Bobi is less adventurous now in his old age; walking is difficult so he mostly spends his time hanging out in the backyard with his four feline friends.
Due to his age, Bobi rests more than used to, and he likes to lie in bed after meals. On colder days he prefers to relax by the fire.
You can see his life story here:
The record-breaking dog’s humans were surprised to learn that their pooch was the oldest but not too surprised. Another one of their pups lived to 22, so there must be something in the water in Portugal. Congrats to Bobi! I wish Bobi, Spike, and all the other old pets many more years!