Malia And Sasha Finally Get Their Puppy!

By Meera Dolasia on April 13, 2009

After months of searching, Malia and Sasha have finally found their puppy - a six month-old Portuguese Water Dog. Little Bo is a mop of curly black fur with sprinkles of white on his chin, chest and paws.

Though he will not be moving into his new home until Tuesday, Bo came in over the weekend to meet his new owners and even managed to fit in a little jog with President Obama, along the corridors of the White House. The little puppy that has a reputation for being boisterous, was reportedly very well-behaved and obedient during his entire visit.

The dog, a gift from Senator Edward Kennedy and his wife Victoria, was born in a Texas Kennel, and had been returned by the previous owner because he was 'too much to handle' and did not get along with the other dogs in the house.

While its previous owners had named him Charlie, the Obama girls prefer Bo. Other names that were considered, but quickly rejected, were Moose and Frank.

The Obama girls have been searching for a puppy since the President promised it to them, during his acceptance speech. However, they had to be careful about the breed, because Malia suffers from allergies.They finally settled for the Portuguese Water Dog because it makes a good family pet and does not shed - and is extremely cute and fun to be with.

Bo joins a long line of White House dogs, who have become legends of their own. No word on whether the little mop of black and white fur will get to sleep with the Obama girls, or get his own suite at the new digs.

Sources: Chicago Sun-Times,

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  • SophiaFriday, June 2, 2017 at 9:11 am
    So cute😍😍😍😻
    • ellaaburns
      ellaaburnsMonday, May 22, 2017 at 10:55 am
      cute puppy :)
      • desarae
        desaraeMonday, May 22, 2017 at 10:17 am
        • paygelchamberla
          paygelchamberlaFriday, May 19, 2017 at 10:48 am
          • gjSunday, March 26, 2017 at 7:07 pm
            that so cute
            • OMG. You guys!!Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 5:04 pm
              Its not spelled bow, people. It's spelled Bo. B-O.
              • love23Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 8:06 am
                i love dogs that are so interactive and plays alot
                • lovelife66Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at 11:42 am
                  i love dogs so this artical is for me i am like so upset cause i cant see the pictures of the cute adorbs puppy
                  • rc99130
                    rc99130Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at 5:31 am
                    awwwww I love bo
                    • bob75034
                      bob75034Monday, January 4, 2016 at 3:06 pm
                      its spelled Bow.
                    • powmeow77
                      powmeow77Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at 4:51 pm
                      did u know im named after the presidents daughter malia
                      • bob75034
                        bob75034Monday, January 4, 2016 at 3:07 pm
                        that's not important :-(

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