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Bobi, the oldest dog ever recorded, lived to the age of 31 years and 165 days. He was a Portuguese dog of the breed Rafeiro do Alentejo, which typically has a life expectancy of 12 to 14 years. Bobi's longevity was confirmed by the SIAC, a pet database authorized by the Portuguese government and managed by the National Union of Veterinarians, and the Veterinary Medical Service of the Municipality of Leiria, which confirmed his birth date. His age was also certified by Guinness World Records134. Bobi was born on May 11, 1992, in Conqueiros, a small Portuguese village, and lived there for his entire life. His owner, Leonel Costa, attributed Bobi's long life to his diet of unseasoned human food, his freedom to roam unleashed through the forests and farmland close to home, and the calm countryside in which he grew up. Apart from one health scare in 2018, Bobi lived a relatively healthy life124. Bobi's story is particularly remarkable because he almost didn't survive past infancy. When Bobi and his siblings were born, Costa's father decided they had too many animals and intended to get rid of the puppies. However, Bobi was hidden in a pile of logs and was discovered by Costa and his brothers, who kept him a secret from their parents until he was too old to be put down124. Bobi passed away on October 21, 2023134. His death was announced by Dr. Karen Becker, a veterinarian who met Bobi several times. She wrote on Facebook that "despite outliving every dog in history, his 11,478 days on earth would never be enough, for those who loved him"24.
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