Amidst the excitement of holding the title for the 'oldest dog living' and 'oldest dog ever,' there's been a bit of a "paws" in the action.
A furry friend named Bobi from Portugal had been basking in the glory of being crowned the world's oldest dog by Guinness World Records, but it turns out there might be some "ruff" questions about his actual age.
Bobi, a wise Rafeiro do Alentejo, was reportedly 30 years and 268 days old when he was given the title, but some sharp-eyed skeptics have raised doubts. They've pointed out discrepancies in photos of Bobi as a pup and in his later years, sparking an investigation into whether his grand old age was truly accurate.
Guinness World Records has decided to hit the pause button on Bobi's titles until they can get to the bottom of this canine conundrum. It seems like the pet database in Portugal may not have all the wagging tails and wet noses in a row, throwing Bobi's age into question.
But fear not, dog lovers! There's a glimmer of hope for another four-legged contender. Spike, a sprightly chihuahua from Ohio, briefly held the crown last year at the age of 23 before Bobi swooped in to steal the title.
However, even Spike's claim to fame is under scrutiny, with Guinness World Records considering the need for a second opinion on his age.
So, while the battle for the title of oldest dog rages on, it looks like the world of record-setting canines is in for a bit of a shake-up.
Stay tuned for more updates as these furry friends vye for the top spot in the doggy hall of fame!