President Obamas First Dog Bo: The Portuguese Water Dog Breed
The Presidential First Dog "Bo"
"Just adorable" is today's picture of President Obama running though the White House with first dog Bo. And I can only imagine the thrill presidential kids Malia and Sasha are feeling playing with the puppy that daddy Obama had promised them during his presidential campaign.
"Bo", as the new presidential first dog has been named, just took up digs in his new house today on Tuesday April 14,2009.
After unsuccessfully being placed in a former home, Bo was given to the Obama family by the Obama's friend senator Ted Kennedy. Although the Obama's had originally said they were going to get their first presidential pooch from the pound, the Obama's accepted the gift of the Portuguese Water dog last week, causing a stir among some animal rescue organizations who had hoped the Obama family would get a pound puppy.
Doesn't Bo Qualify as a Rescue Dog?
Myself, I think Bo the Portuguese water dog somewhat qualifies as a rescue dog since he has been "re-placed" with the Obama family after an unsuccessful "first family" placement (now that's kind of ironic, don't you think, that Bo's first family was not the first family?) Anyway, I think the Obama's's did a marvelous job at getting this puppy for their family. Those of us that love dogs know there is nothing like a canine companion. In those stressful times of our lives our canine companions offer us the best friendship available to man. Now the question is, I wonder just who's dog this will end up being - President Obamas or the kids?
Basic Breed Info on Portuguese Water Dogs
Many people that have never heard of a Portuguese Water Dog are just dying to know just what kind of presidential dog we have representing canines in the White House. In a quest for more information on Portuguese Water Dogs I got the following scoop on Bo from from www.dogster.com on trademark traits of the Portuguese Water dog breed:
- Loves the water
- Eager to please
Some Ideal Human Companions:
- Active singles
- Experienced dog handlers
- Presidents ( I added this one)
One thing I know is that Bo the Portuguese water dog aka now as the Presidential pooch is one heck of a cutie. Now the big question of the day is I wonder who Bo is going to sleep with?
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