The world’s oldest dog has recently set a new record, astonishing pet lovers and experts alike. When his pet dog was born three decades ago in a small village in Central Portugal, Leonel Costa was only eight years old. This man did not know that one day his beloved Bobi would have the opportunity to enter the Guinness Book of Records as the world’s most senior dog.
The title of the oldest dog in the world has just been given to Bobi, of the purebred Rafeiro do Alentejo breed. Bobi’s toughness and intense vitality surprised many people when as of February 4, he was 30 years and 269 days old, far ahead of the record set in 1939, which belonged to a cow herding dog Australia at 29 years and five months old. The fact that Bobi has lived for more than 30 years is quite surprising because the Rafeiro do Alentejo dog breed usually has an average age of 12 to 14 years.
Bobi’s owner said: “It’s a feeling of pride that we can’t explain. We think three to four factors contribute to Bobi’s amazing longevity, of which living in the countryside and being in nature is certainly one of the main reasons. The sense of freedom, I think, is also an important reason. And, of course, a small part of that is our love and affection for our pet dog.”
Despite his advanced age, Bobi still has a hobby of walking despite his poor health and eyesight. Leonel Costa hopes Bobi will live many more years and is grateful his dog has put the remote village of Conqueiros on “the map.”
Pet lovers around the world have taken to social media to express their amazement and to share their own stories of their beloved pets. Many have praised Leonel for his dedication and commitment to Adjutant’s well-being, and for providing him with the love and care he deserves.
Bobi’s achievement has inspired pet owners everywhere to strive for the best possible care for their furry friends and to cherish the special bond that exists between dogs and their owners. With the right care and attention, there’s no telling how long our furry friends can live and what records they can set in the future.
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