Bobby holds a Guinness World Record for his Australian cattle dog, Bluey, who died in 1939 at the age of 29 years and five months.
In Portugal, a 31-year-old dog, known as the largest dog in the world, has died, its owner announced on Monday, October 24.
The guard dog, named Bobby, died over the weekend at a veterinary hospital, Leonel Costa told The Associated Press.
Bobby lived on a farm in the village of Conqueros in Portugal with Costa and four cats. He was born on May 11, 1992 when his owner was only 8 years old.
Bobby lived for 31 years and 165 days, and his death was pronounced by Dr. Karen Baker, a veterinarian who had met with him several times.
“Although she outlived every dog in history, her 11,478 days on Earth will never be enough for those who loved her,” she wrote on Facebook.
“Good luck, Bobby… You taught the world everything you were supposed to teach.”
What is the secret of Bobby’s long life?
In an interview earlier this year, Costa told The Associated Press that Bobby’s secret to a long life was good food, fresh air and lots of love. Having a “quiet and peaceful environment” away from the cities also helped, he added.
“Bobby eats what we eat,” Costa said. Furthermore, Bobby was never restrained.
Bobby holds a Guinness World Record for his Australian cattle dog, Bluey, who died in 1939 at the age of 29 years and five months. He held the record for nearly a century.
His date of birth was confirmed by the pet database of the Portuguese government and the National Federation of Veterinarians.
Guinness World Records officials said Monday they were “saddened to learn of the death of Bobby, the world’s largest dog.”
Bobby was a purebred Raveiro do Alentejo dog, a Portuguese breed with a life expectancy of 10 to 14 years.