The Obama's have finally gotten a dog. The new dog is a 6 month old purebred Portuguese Water Dog named Bo. Bo was born and bred at a kennel in near Dallas TX, and was one of ten puppies in the litter. He was originally sold to a family in Washington DC, but was returned because the arrangements didn't work out as planned. Sen. Ted Kennedy was the person who arranged for the Obama family to get Bo. Coinsidently Bo's leneage is linked to Sen. Kennedy's own Portuguese Water Dogs.
Many americans are upset to hear that Obama family dog didn't come from a breed specific rescue or shelter. The Obama family is making a donation to District of Columbia Humane Society.