What was the world’s oldest dog? Many claims can be found on the internet regarding which breed of dog holds the title of being the oldest in the world. However, it is interesting to note that the oldest living dogs actually lived to a similar age.
Dogs have long been good companions, providing their owners with loyalty, love, and joy. While their lifespans vary, it is truly remarkable when a dog defies the odds and achieves an exceptionally long life. Keep reading to know some of the world’s oldest dogs.
According to Guinness World Records, the Portugal dog named Bobi, who belongs to the Rafeiro do Alentejo breed, was the oldest verified living dog in history, being 30 years and 266 days old as of evaluation on 1 February 2023, and he died on 21 October 2023 at the age of 31 years.
Bluey, an Australian Cattle Dog from Australia, holds the Guinness World Record for the longest-lived dog until being surpassed by Bobi in 2023. Born in 1910, Bluey lived an incredible 29 years and five months and died in 1939. His longevity was attributed to a combination of good genes, an active lifestyle, and a healthy diet.
Taffy, a Welsh Collie breed, a cross between a Welsh Sheepdog and a Border Collie from the United Kingdom, Taffy was mentioned in the Guinness Book of World Records as one of the longest-living dogs still around in 1998. He was born in September 1975 and died in March 2003 at the age of 27 years.
Adjutant, the oldest known Labrador, lived in England from 1936 to 1963 and died at the age of 27 years.
That dog is the most impressive dog because all know that Labrador breeds live shorter, between 10 and 12 years, which makes living for more than 27 years even more special.
Bramble, a Border Collie from the United Kingdom, captured hearts worldwide with her special age. Born in 1978, she lived 27 years. Bramble’s unique claim to fame was her vegan diet, consisting of organic vegetables, rice, and lentils, which some believed was the secret to her long and healthy life.