Portuguese media reported today, Monday, quoting his owner, who lives in a small village in central Portugal, that Bobby, who was classified by the Guinness Book of World Records as the oldest dog in the world last February, died at the age of 31 years.
“We have fond memories of a long life in which he was happy and, above all, he made many people happy, especially his family,” Leonel Costa told local media.
Guinness World Records said that Bobby, who lived in the small village of Conkeros near Leiria, “died at the age of 31 years and 165 days.”
Bobby’s quiet life has been turned upside down since the Guinness World Records announcement on February 1.
He was 30 years and 266 days old when his longevity was approved, making him the oldest dog ever.
In the following days, he received a series of visits from curious people and media from all over the world.
Reminiscent of the Guinness Book of Records, this breed of Rafiro dog, whose life expectancy usually ranges between 12 and 14 years, lives surrounded by cats in a house in this small village in the center of the country.