Photo courtesy of Guinness World Records. Bobi is with his Guinness World Records certificate.

Abigail Manbeck
News Editor

  Recently, the world’s oldest dog died. Bobi was a purebred Rafeiro do Alentejo Portuguese dog. He had held the Guinness World Record for the longest living dog. He was 31 years and 165 days old when he passed, according to The Associated Press. That would have made him 217 years old in dog years. 

        Bobi lived in Portugal and died at a veterinary hospital on Oct. 22. He spent his life as a guard dog and lived on a farm with his owner and some other pets including cats. 

        The owner said that he believes that Bobi lived that long due to the human food that was given to him as well as tons of love and an abundance of fresh air. The owner was only 8 years old when he got Bobi back in 1992, so he was his companion for a very long time. It is not normal for Rafeiro do Alentejo Portuguese to live that long. Their average life expectancy is 10 to 14 years, but Bobi sure outlived that. 

        It seems that Bobi lived a good, long life. May he rest in peace.