Bobi, the world's oldest dog, just celebrated his 31st birthday

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By James Kay

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Everybody stop what you're doing and look at this dog, immediately.

Dogs are one of the best things to ever happen to our species because they just fill every day with joy and love even when things are getting tough.

It's hard to find another human who will never judge you for the choices you make, how much money you earn, or how you look - but dogs simply don't care about any of that.

They are always there, ready to party - but the one downside of having a dog is their life expectancy isn't that long, and saying goodbye can be hard.

But sometimes a dog will defy all the odds and live a lot longer than expected, and Bobi has done exactly that as he has just celebrated his 31st birthday.

The canine was born in Portugal on May 11, 1992, and has lived his life on a farm surrounded by nature and other animals, which his owners credit for his remarkable long life.

Bobi became the oldest ever dog and was awarded a Guinness world record on February 1 when he reached a staggering 30 years and 267 days old.

The Rafeiro do Alentejo breed is still going strong, and is set to celebrate his 31st birthday in style as people are in awe of this pooch that defies time.

Speaking to Guinness World Records, Bobi's owner Leonel Costa said: "Looking at him is like remembering the people who were part of our family and unfortunately are no longer here, like my father, my brother, or my grandparents who have already left this world. Bobi represents those generations."

Bobi is expected to have an incredible birthday party tomorrow (Saturday 13) as 100 people will attend from all over the world to celebrate him.

Despite being an old boy, the world's oldest dog has a calm, sociable nature and still enjoys playing with the family's four cats.

Costa describes his canine companion as "one of a kind" and hopes that he is still able to have puppies, as he is currently the last of his family lineage.

"Bobi has been a warrior for all these years, only he knows how he's been holding on, it must not be easy because the average dog's life span is not that high and if he spoke only he could explain this success," Costa said.

The oldest dog ever title was previously held by an Australian cattle dog called Bluey who lived 29 years and 5 months before passing away in November 1939.

Rafeiro do Alentejos are a breed of livestock watchdogs with an expected lifespan of 12 years - meaning that Bobi has more than doubled this.

We hope Bobi has an amazing birthday party!

Featured image credit: Helen Sessions / Alamy

Bobi, the world's oldest dog, just celebrated his 31st birthday

vt-author-image

By James Kay

Article saved!Article saved!

Everybody stop what you're doing and look at this dog, immediately.

Dogs are one of the best things to ever happen to our species because they just fill every day with joy and love even when things are getting tough.

It's hard to find another human who will never judge you for the choices you make, how much money you earn, or how you look - but dogs simply don't care about any of that.

They are always there, ready to party - but the one downside of having a dog is their life expectancy isn't that long, and saying goodbye can be hard.

But sometimes a dog will defy all the odds and live a lot longer than expected, and Bobi has done exactly that as he has just celebrated his 31st birthday.

The canine was born in Portugal on May 11, 1992, and has lived his life on a farm surrounded by nature and other animals, which his owners credit for his remarkable long life.

Bobi became the oldest ever dog and was awarded a Guinness world record on February 1 when he reached a staggering 30 years and 267 days old.

The Rafeiro do Alentejo breed is still going strong, and is set to celebrate his 31st birthday in style as people are in awe of this pooch that defies time.

Speaking to Guinness World Records, Bobi's owner Leonel Costa said: "Looking at him is like remembering the people who were part of our family and unfortunately are no longer here, like my father, my brother, or my grandparents who have already left this world. Bobi represents those generations."

Bobi is expected to have an incredible birthday party tomorrow (Saturday 13) as 100 people will attend from all over the world to celebrate him.

Despite being an old boy, the world's oldest dog has a calm, sociable nature and still enjoys playing with the family's four cats.

Costa describes his canine companion as "one of a kind" and hopes that he is still able to have puppies, as he is currently the last of his family lineage.

"Bobi has been a warrior for all these years, only he knows how he's been holding on, it must not be easy because the average dog's life span is not that high and if he spoke only he could explain this success," Costa said.

The oldest dog ever title was previously held by an Australian cattle dog called Bluey who lived 29 years and 5 months before passing away in November 1939.

Rafeiro do Alentejos are a breed of livestock watchdogs with an expected lifespan of 12 years - meaning that Bobi has more than doubled this.

We hope Bobi has an amazing birthday party!

Featured image credit: Helen Sessions / Alamy