The oldest dog in recorded history, Bobi, has passed across the mystical Rainbow Bridge. On a heartbreaking Saturday, October 21st, this revered canine,
Bobi, reached the astounding age of 31 years and 165 days before he died away quietly in the comfort of his home. Bobi’s life story took place in the little rural community of Conqueiros,
where he was given a loving home by the Costa family. He proudly belonged to the Portuguese mastiff breed, Rafeiro do Alentejo,
which is well-known for its use as a guardian dog for cattle. The average lifespan for these canines is between 12 and 14 years.
On a depressing Sunday, Dr. Karen Becker reflected the feeling of the group, saying, “Last night this sweet boy earned his wings.”