LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A 31-year-old canine in Portugal that had been ranked because the world’s oldest canine ever has died, his proprietor mentioned Monday.
The guard canine, known as Bobi, died over the weekend in a veterinary hospital, Leonel Costa advised The Related Press.
Bobi lived on a farm within the village of Conqueiros in Portugal with Costa and 4 cats. He was born on Might 11, 1992, when his proprietor was simply 8 years outdated. That made Bobi greater than 217 years outdated in canine years when he died.
In an interview earlier this 12 months, Costa advised the Related Press that Bobi’s secret to a protracted life was good meals, contemporary air and many love.
“Bobi eats what we eat,” mentioned Costa. What’s extra, Bobi had by no means been placed on a lead.
Bobi claimed the Guinness World File from Bluey, an Australian cattle canine, who died in 1939 aged 29 and had held the file for nearly a century.
Officers on the Guinness World Information on Monday mentioned they have been “saddened to be taught of the dying of Bobi, the world’s oldest canine ever.” In a press release on their web site, they mentioned Bobi lived to be 31 years and 165 days outdated and died on Saturday.
Bobi was a purebred Rafeiro do Alentejo, a breed of Portuguese canine that has a median life expectancy of some 10 to 14 years.
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