World's oldest dog ever, Bobi, dies at 31

Bobi's age was well-documented, making him the oldest dog ever recorded—the Rafeiro do Alentejo featured in a portrait (above) posted by Guinness World Records not long ago. Bobi died last week, 165 days into his 32nd year of life.

"Despite outliving every dog in history, his 11,478 days on earth would never be enough, for those who loved him," wrote Dr Karen Becker.

Bobi became both the world's oldest living dog and the oldest dog ever in February – beating an almost century-old record for the latter title.

The previous oldest dog ever was Australia's Bluey, who died in 1939 at the age of 29 years and five months.

Here's another of the publicity photos Guinness posted, via the BBC: