If you thought your 12-year-old crusty Maltese poodle was old, just you wait.
Guinness World Records have discovered Bobi, a purebred Rafeiro do Alentejo – a breed of livestock guardian dog with an average life expectancy of 12-14 years.
Turns out that Bobi, born on May 11, 1992 (making isn’t just the oldest dog living… he’s the oldest dog ever!
Say hello to Bobi, the oldest dog ever recorded by Guinness World Records at 30 years and 266 days! 🥰️ pic.twitter.com/xeTflsWTat
— Guinness World Records (@GWR) February 2, 2023
The previous oldest dog ever, Bluey (1910-1939), was an Australian cattle dog who lived to be 29 years 5 months old.
As for his diet, Bobi has always eaten ‘human food.’
“What we ate, they ate too,” Leonel, Bobi’s owner said, believing that this has contributed greatly to Bobi’s longevity.
Leonel thinks that one of the biggest contributing factors is the “calm, peaceful environment” Bobi lives in, which is “far from the cities.”