Bo (dog)

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Bo official portrait.jpg
Official White House portrait of the First Dog
(May 2009)
Other appellation(s) First Dog[1][2]>[3]
Charlie (by previous owner)
Species Canis lupus familiaris
Breed Portuguese Water Dog
Sex Male
Born Amigo's New Hope[4]
October 9, 2008 (2008-10-09) (age 8)
Nation from United States
Known for Pet of the First Family of the United States
Training Dawn Sylvia (Hume, Virginia)
Can sit, present paw/shake, lie down, roll over, get off, wait[5]
Predecessor Barney
Owner Obama family
Parents Dam: Penny
(Amigo's Phor What Its Worth)
(Boyd, Texas)
Sire: Watson
(Valkyrie's Dr. Watson Is Here)
(Ambridge, Pennsylvania)[6]
Breeder: Julie Parker[7]
Appearance tuxedo/black and white
Named after Obama girls' cousins' pet cat
and also Bo Diddley

Bo (born October 9, 2008) is the pet dog of the Obama family, the First Family of the United States.[2] Bo is a neutered[8] male Portuguese Water Dog.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Dave, By (2009-04-20). "Vigilant press spots Bo, the first dog, out for a walk |". The Christian Science Monitor. Retrieved 2009-04-26.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "The White House – Blog Post – Meet Bo, the First Dog". Retrieved 2009-08-10.
  3. Cooper, Helen (April 12, 2009). "One Obama Search Ends With a Puppy Named Bo". The New York Times. Retrieved April 18, 2009. "Other Web sites, which have been tracking the saga of the selection of the first dog, were in a frenzy over the weekend."
  4. Silva, Mark (2009-04-12). "Obamas' dog Bo:'Amigo's New Hope'". Retrieved 2009-10-19.
  5. "Obama Dog Trainer: Bo Already "Sits, Shakes, Rolls Over"". Us Weekly. 2009-04-15. Archived from the original on 2009-04-16. Retrieved 2009-04-26.
  6. "The Obama Dog Blog: Cappy's Breeder Rejects Obama Dog Connection". 2009-04-15. Retrieved 2009-04-26.
  7. Sostek, Anya (April 14, 2009). "First dog's father from Ambridge". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 2011-06-11.
  8. Hess, Amanda (2009-04-13). "PETA Encourages Obamas to Neuter Neutered Dog". Retrieved 2009-04-15.

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Honorary titles

Preceded by
(George W. Bush's Scottish Terrier)
White House pet dog
April 14, 2009 – present
Succeeded by