Learn English With The News – Oldest Dog Inspires A Barking Controversy

Oldest Dog Inspires A Barking Controversy – First Written: 8:29 AM EST, Tue January 16, 2024


Bobi, known as the “oldest dog ever” who passed away in October at the reported age of 31, has temporarily lost his Guinness World Records (GWR) titles as the company investigates his age, a GWR spokesperson told CNN. The review was initiated due to suspicions regarding the evidence supporting Bobi’s age. The Veterinary Medical Service of the Municipality of Leiria and a government-authorized pet database initially confirmed his age, but questions arose posthumously.

The formal review by GWR involves analyzing existing evidence, seeking new evidence, and consulting experts. Bobi, a purebred Rafeiro do Alentejo Portuguese dog, lived in Conqueiros, a small village in Portugal, and was reportedly 31 years and 165 days old at the time of his death. His owner, Leonel Costa, attributes Bobi’s long life to a leash-free lifestyle, a calm environment, and a diet of human food soaked in water

Costa, who claimed he was eight years old when Bobi was born in 1992, shared that the dog freely roamed and coexisted peacefully with cats. Rafeiro do Alentejos, the breed to which Bobi belonged, typically have a life expectancy of 12-14 years, according to the American Kennel Club.

The previous record-holder for the oldest living and oldest dog ever was Bluey, an Australian cattle-dog born in 1910, who lived to be 29 years and five months old. GWR has temporarily suspended Bobi’s record titles pending the completion of their investigation.

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