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Obamas pick their first pet, a Portuguese water dog

12 April 2009 9 Comments

Posted by Sherwin

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President Barack Obama and the first family welcomed a 6-month-old Portuguese water dog named Bo.

The curly-haired puppy, a gift from Sen. Ted Kennedy, owes its name to the President’s daughters, Sasha and Malia. They chose the name because their cousins have a cat named Bo and because Mrs. Obama’s father was nicknamed Diddley, as in Bo Diddley.

Bo charmed the family at a secret meeting at the White House a few weeks ago, according to The Washington Post.

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The dog is from a hypoallergenic breed, a must because of Malia’s allergies.

Bo will have his official unveiling on Tuesday.

[Images via The White House Blog]

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  • Marcus

    No doubt in Bo and it will charm the family not only in secret meeting at the White House for their further life.. it looks so cute and shasha will like this much more.. nice post.. keep posting more regarding dogs..
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  • Marcus

    No doubt in Bo and it will charm the family not only in secret meeting at the White House for their further life.. it looks so cute and shasha will like this much more.. nice post.. keep posting more regarding dogs..
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  • Shahid

    great post

  • kingman

    i love his dog..

  • kingman

    i love his dog..I heard that recently Obamas' new Portuguese water dog, Bo, makes his official debut. Bo needs lots of activity or he may end up “running full-speed down the West Wing … It looks so cool and cute..
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