Get to Know Bo!

From his pedigreed mom to new digs in the White House, find out more about the First Dog!

01 of 07

HE'S HOME!

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“That’s a good-looking dog,” Barack Obama on Tuesday said of Bo, the bushy-haired 6-month-old, on his first official day at the White House. “He’s a star – he’s got star quality.”

02 of 07

BABY BO

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Barely 6 weeks old, the future presidential pooch already had political connections – he was litter mates with one of Sen. Ted Kennedy’s pups!

03 of 07

RUNNING MATE

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Now 6 months, Bo has the run of the White House! Before settling in permanently, he went for a jog though the East Wing with President Barack Obama.

04 of 07

ON A SHORT LEASH

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Bo gets some assistance – and a pat on the head – from First Lady Michelle Obama during the jaunt on the White House South Lawn.

05 of 07

RUN FOR IT

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No allergies here! Malia beams as she and Bo race down the South Lawn. Although the pup’s got his own dog house, Bo will be allowed in the Oval Office – but there are some restrictions on where he can sleep. “Not in my bed!” the President said.

06 of 07

FAMILY TIES

MOM-IN-CHIEF

Wonder what Bo will look like as he gets older? Look no further than Penny – Bo’s mom! Breeders Art and Martha Stern pose with the Portuguese Water Dog at their home in Boyd, Texas.

07 of 07

PET PROJECT

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Sharing a sweet moment, the President and daughter Sasha, 7, greet their fluffy new pal last week. Bo’s breed is hypoallergenic, a necessity for the Obamas since Malia, 10, suffers from severe allergies.

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