Bobi who lives in Conqueiros, Leiria, was born on May 11, 1992, and is 30 years and 243 days old, according to CNN Portugal.
He has broken the record which was previously held by Bluey, an Australian dog who lived between 1910 and 1939 and died aged 29 years and five months.
Leonel Costa, Bobi's current owner, was only 8 when the dog was born and believes that the secret of Bobi's longevity lies in the fact that the animal lives in freedom, without being tied to chains or leashes, and is well-fed and loved.
Bobi is described as being "very sociable" as he grew up with other animals.
Bobi's date of birth was confirmed by the municipal services of Leiria and also by the Companion Animal Information System (SIAC).
Also on CNN International: 'Costa and his brother kept the pup’s existence a secret until his eyes were open: “We knew that when the dog opened its eyes, my parents would no longer bury it,” Costa said, adding that “it was worth it.”'
By Diogo F. from Madeira on 04 Feb 2023, 00:00
You look great Bobi for a 30 year old dog! I read that Bobi only likes to eat human food and not dog food, maybe that's his secret to a long healthy life.
By Lisa from Other on 06 Feb 2023, 18:31