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DUISBURG, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 01: A representative from the Guinness Book of World Records Jack Brockba stands next to the Sandburg sandcastle on September 1, 2017 in Duisburg, Germany. A local travel agency commissioned the building of the sandcastle and sought to beat the previous world record of 14.84 meters and make it with 16.68 meters to set the new Guinness Book of World Record. The Sandburg took three weeks to build and is made from 3,500 tons of sand. (Photo by Maja Hitij/Getty Images)

It seems like the World’s Oldest Dog just doesn’t stop being famous by turning 31 this year. Pretty amazing when you think about it. We had to chat about it for today’s Cup o’ Joy story.

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POINT PLEASANT, NJ – OCTOBER 29: A woman holds the Guinness World Records certificate for tallest sand castle built by artist Ed Jarrett on October 29, 2013 in Point Pleasant, New Jersey. The Sandy Castle project started as an idea in February to help Point Pleasant Beach and the greater shore community in its recovery after the devastation of Superstorm Sandy. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

Let’s Throw A Party For The World’s Oldest Dog!

After being declared the oldest dog in the world by Guinness World Records earlier this year Bobi, a purebred Rafeiro do Alentejo, just celebrated his 31st birthday. Bobi’s owner, Leonel Costa, threw the pup a “very traditional” Portuguese birthday party with over 100 guests and a dance troupe performance at their home in Conqueiros, a rural village in southern Portugal.

Since being named the world’s oldest dog, Bobi has been enjoying a lot of attention, with journalists and people from around the world coming to meet him. Despite the frequent visitors, Bobi recently got a clean bill of health from his vet, although he does have a some age-related ailments, like trouble with his vision and difficulty walking. Costa attributes Bobi’s longevity to the “calm, peaceful environment” in which he lives.

Besides being the oldest living dog, Bobi also holds the record for the oldest dog ever. Costa, who was only eight when Bobi was born and says seeing his pup is a nice reminder of family members who have passed away, saying, “looking at him is like remembering the people who were part of our family and unfortunately are no longer here.”

  • This Is Insane!

    Happy Freakin’ Birthday!

  • Let's Meet The Pup!!

    6ABC here in Philly chatted all about the good boy.

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