June 11, 2024


Guinness World Information mentioned Tuesday that its oldest canine title was beneath formal evaluate and that purposes to be named the oldest canine residing and the oldest canine ever have been suspended pending the result.

A proper evaluate into the oldest canine report is going down, which includes GWR reviewing proof we now have on file, searching for new proof, [and] reaching out to consultants and people linked to the unique software,” Amanda Marcus, a spokesperson, mentioned in an announcement Tuesday.

The Associated Press reported the evaluate was launched after veterinarians questioned the age of the Portuguese canine that held the title. Bobi was reportedly 31 years previous when he died final 12 months.

Bobi was introduced because the world’s oldest residing canine and the oldest canine ever final February.

The veterinarians mentioned the frequent life expectancy for Bobi’s Rafeiro do Alentejo breed is 10 to 14 years, in accordance with AP.

In December, Wired journal reported that Bobi’s age had no unbiased or authorities verification past his proprietor‘s phrase.


In Might, Bobi’s proprietor, Leonel Costa, mentioned the canine‘s mom had lived to age 18, in accordance with the AP. Bobi’s ultimate age of 31 would have been unimaginable in one other period, Costa mentioned on the time.

“Bobi is one in every of a sort,” he mentioned.

After Bobi’s loss of life, a 23-year-old Chihuahua named Spike turned the oldest residing canine, in accordance with GWR, the self-proclaimed “final authority in record-breaking achievements.”

“No motion has been taken in relation to any report holders but, any actions are to be decided by the result of the evaluate,” mentioned Marcus of Guinness World Information.

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