Bobi, a purebred Rafeiro do Alentejo living in Conqueiros, Portugal, has officially been recognized as the world’s oldest dog ever, currently at 30 years and 228 days as of today, February 3rd, 2023. Damn, I have younger coworkers!
His grand old age has been validated by the Portuguese government’s pet database, which is managed by the National Union of Veterinarians, according to Guinness World Records.
The previous oldest dog ever was Australia’s Bluey, who died in 1939 at the age of 29 years and five months.
Vets say Bobi is doing well for his age, presumably because doing well for your age for a dog at 30 is still being alive at all. I mean that’s like 190+ in human years. Granted I’m over 400, but Guinness refuses to recognize my record for oldest human ever because “undead warlocks aren’t actually human anymore,” which, as much as I hate to admit it and still threatened them with black magic, is a half-valid point.