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Meet the Newest Obama

Bo the Portuguese Water Dog

By: Jennifer McRae-Huls

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The lucky dog is Bo, a six-month-old male Portuguese Water
Dog, a gift from Senator Edward Kennedy, who has Porties himself
and is know for his love of the breed. Malia and Sasha chose
the moniker, inspired by their cousin’s cat of the same name.
Their parents are said to call the dog “Diddley.”

Following his election-night puppy promise, Obama had said
the family hoped to adopt a hypoallergenic rescue dog because
of Malia’s allergies. While the Portuguese Water Dog certainly
meets the low-shedding coat requirement, many are disappointed
Bo didn’t come from a shelter or breed-specific rescue.
However, the president and first lady reportedly plan to donate
to the Washington Humane Society to support their original
intentions. And that’s a message we can get behind.

Welcome to the White House, Bo!



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By: Jennifer McRae-Huls
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