The world’s oldest canine has died on the age of 31.
Born on 11 Could 1992, Bobi was recognised by Guinness World Records as the oldest dog ever in February.
The purebred Rafeiro do Alentejo broke a report held by Australian cattle-dog Bluey, who died at 29 years and 5 months in 1939.
Dr Karen Becker, a veterinarian, confirmed the dog’s demise over the weekend, saying: “Final evening, this candy boy earned his wings.
“Regardless of outliving each canine in historical past, his 11,478 days on Earth would by no means be sufficient for individuals who cherished him.
“Godspeed, Bobi … you have taught the world all you have been meant to show.”
Bobi lived his whole life with Leonel Costa and his household within the rural village of Conqueiros in Portugal.
The canine was born in an outhouse with three siblings, however Mr Costa mentioned the puppies needed to be put down as his household had too many animals.
Bobi escaped nonetheless and continued to dwell on the rural residence.
Mr Costa, who was simply eight when the dog was born, credited Bobi’s lengthy life to the “calm, peaceable atmosphere” he lived in “removed from the cities”.
The 38-year-old added that the canine all the time ate “what we ate” and was by no means chained up or placed on a leash.
Bobi turned 31 in Could, regardless of his breed having a typical life expectancy of between 12 and 14 years.
His delivery date was confirmed by the Portuguese authorities’s pet database and by the Nationwide Union of Veterinarians.