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The White House Debuts The Obamas' New Dog Bo
Obama Dog - Photos of the White House Dog

The Obamas' New Dog Bo

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The Obama family introduces their new dog, a Portuguese water dog named Bo, to the White House press corps at the South Lawn of the White House April 14, 2009 in Washington, DC. The six-month-old puppy is a gift from Sen. Edward M. Kennedy who owns several Portuguese water dogs himself. This breed of dog is considered a good pet for children who have allergies, as Malia does.

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