Barack Obama's Dog
The White House Dog - Meet Bo
So would this dog be considered The First Dog? Barack Obama promised a new furry friend to his girls and here it comes, straight from Texas. It is a Portuguese water dog the kids named Bo, who arrived Easter Weekend.
Bo, a 6-month-old Portuguese water dog, was given to Malia and Sasha Obama by Sen. Edward Kennedy.
The Obama Girls chose the name Bo for the pup because first lady Michelle Obama's father was nicknamed Diddley. The name for the dog was an apparent reference to the singer "Bo" Diddley
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Bo's Official White House Photograph - South lawn of The White House
Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy
Thanks to Bo for making it happen
I want to thank Bo for making this lens become as popular as it is. The hype over the First Dog has been huge. Maybe we all just needed to take a break from everything else going on in the world and focus on our furry friends who also need us.
I created this lens originally to focus on the fact the President was rescuing a dog and the importance of that and that is something I know very well being the owner of 9 rescues myself.
So thank you to all who have helped this lens get the honor of being LOTD and I hope it may inspire some to go out and rescue a furry pet of your own.
Obamas Unveil New 'First Dog' Bo
Bo, America's Commander in Leash Book
Bo, American's Commander in Leash (TM) is the first children's book starring the most famous dog in the world. Join Bo on an exciting adventure as he learns all about the White House and experiences the traditions that make it such a special place. Bo's adventures include time-honored White House traditions, including the Easter egg roll, Fourth of July fireworks on the National Mall, the pardoning of the Thanksgiving turkey, and all the festivities associated with holiday time at the White House. The First Pup also helps the Obama Family establish new traditions, such as playing on the First Kids' new swing set, planting vegetables in the White House's new organic garden, and playing basketball with the President.
The First Dog Bo Children's Books
News Update on The Obama's New Dog
Looks like we got a Dog at the White House....
Latest: Barack Obama News about the dog - see below to read the some of the latest News Articles
Plush 8" FancyPal The First Dog Blue Pet Carrier
Wonderful gift itemRealistic stylingFine plush fabricBean filled plush is removable
First lady jokes new puppy is 'kind of crazy'
- Michelle Obama Talks about the First Dog
First dog Bo is a "kind of crazy" puppy who likes to chew on people's feet, Michelle Obama told children visiting the White House on Thursday.The first lady is spending a lot of time walking and training the 6-month-old Portuguese water dog who becam
Bo arrives at The White House
Bo: The First Dog - CNN News
Bemidji dog is half-sister of Obama familys Bo
A Bemidji family has a White House canine connection.
Ruby, a 2-year-old Portuguese water dog owned by Julie Quanrud and her husband, Ric Meixell, is the half-sister of President Barack Obama's new family dog, Bo.
"I was suspicious because the muzzle is the same," Quanrud said, adding that she became even more suspicious when she saw the Obama family's dog had the exact same white markings as Julius, a full sibling of Ruby's.
PROMISES, PROMISES: Is Obama's dog a rescue or not?
- Comcast.net: PROMISES, PROMISES: Is Obama dog a rescue or not?
Is Bo a rescued dog or not? Did President Obama keep or break a campaign promise in picking the purebred as the family's new pet?The twists and turns of the Portuguese water dog's route to the White House make for the kind of intrigue that political
What do you think about Obama not keeping his promise to rescue from a Shelter?
Do you think he broke a promise?
What the The Humane Society of the United States has to say: - Damage Control: Obama Family Makes Donation To D.C. Humane Society
At the very least, we thank President Obama for drawing attention to the plight of shelter dogs - and for making a donation to the Humane Society. We're sure Bo will have a most-loving family and equally beautiful life at the White House. Obviously, we wish that the pup could have come from a shelter, but hope the promotion and support of animal rescue shelters and organizations around the country continues to be a part of this administration.
- Second-Chance Dog Heads to the White House | The Humane Society of the United States
The Humane Society of the United States congratulates the Obamas on bringing a new dog, Bo, into their family, and thanks them for taking in a second-chance dog. Bo is a Portuguese water dog who was apparently returned by the family that originally p
Barack Obama and Bo
Malia Ann Obama and Natasha Obama
Malia Ann Obama was born in 1999 (left in photo)
Natasha Obama was born in 2001 (right in photo)
Just like most kids they love dogs. The only difference is: They will be bringing it up in The White House.
Malia and Bo
The First Dog Bo Ty Beanie Babie
This Ty Beanie BO is a "limited release" currently only available in SELECTED STORES! A very small quantity of these are rumored (maybe 300?) to have been made available in select stores (as of 4/17/09) and sold out the same day!!
The Dog Choices were narrowed down - BUT it seems the Portuguese Water Dog won the choice.
The Obamas had narrowed down the choice of the White House puppy to a Labradoodle or Portuguese water dog.
Both breeds generally shed less fur than some other kinds of dogs - Malia is allergic to dog hair
Mrs Obama and the girls started their search with Washington's animal shelters for the puppy their father promised them during his November 4 victory speech.
The Obamas had also asked for rugs and flooring that can withstand scratching .
What do you think of the New White House Dog Bo?
About Portuguese Water Dogs
Portuguese Water Dogs are a breed of water dog similar to poodles. PWDs are highly intelligent, have curly coats, and do not shed. However, unlike Poodles, Portuguese Water Dogs are robustly built, with stout legs, and their tails are left naturally long and undocked. They have webbed toes, for swimming, which one can notice by trying to pass one's finger between the dog's toes. Their eyes are brown, and their coats can be black, reddish brown, white, or black and white.
A Book on Portuguese Water Dogs
The seafaring wonder known as the Portuguese Water Dog has made an unprecedented splash in the American dog world. An exceptional diver and swimmer, the Portuguese Water Dog excels in sports in the water and on land, a true working dog of unique ability.
A Labradoodle is a crossbred or hybrid dog created by crossing the Labrador Retriever and the Standard or Miniature Poodle.
Labradoodles' hair can be anywhere from wiry to soft, and may be straight, wavy, or curly. Some Labradoodles do shed, although the coat usually sheds less and has less dog odor than that of a Labrador Retriever. The color range includes white, cream, gold, apricot, red, brown and black, and most of the other colors seen in Poodles.
Like most Labrador Retrievers and Poodles, Labradoodles are generally friendly, energetic and good with families and children (although as with any dog the temperament may vary between individuals). Labradoodles also often display an affinity for water and the strong swimming ability present in both their parent breeds.
Like their parent breeds, both of which are amongst the world's most intelligent dog breeds, Labradoodles are very intelligent and quite trainable.
A Book on Labradoodles
Among the most popular mixed-breed “designer dogs” is the Labradoodle, a cross between a Labrador Retriever and a Poodle. Here is advice and information for prospective owners.
Love these breeds, but cannot have a Dog - No problem - Why not a stuffed one - they do not eat very much
White House Pets
Presidents and their pets - who has had them and what they have had. Want to see all the furry history of the pets in The White House?
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Portuguese Water Dog Links
- Portuguese Water Dog Club of America, Inc.
Portuguese Water Dog Club of America, Inc.
- Portuguese Water Dog Information and Pictures, Portuguese Water Dogs
All about the Portuguese Water Dog, info, pictures, rescues, care, temperament, health, puppies and much more