Referred to as “the first dog,” Portuguese Water Dog Bo was gifted to the President Barack Obama and his family by Senator Ted Kennedy in April 2009.
Bo belongs to a hypoallergenic breed and was specially chosen because of eldest daughter Malia Obama’s allergies. The President had promised his daughters a dog during his election campaign. Bo is valued at $1,600, according to the President’s financial disclosure forms last year.
Four children’s’ books featuring Bo have already been published and he’s even traveled to Hawaii in December he went on vacation with America’s First Family.