Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy
Bo is the Obama family’s dog.
Breed: Portuguese water dog
Family: President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, Malia and Sasha Obama
Unofficial title: First Dog of the United States
Birth: Bo was born in the fall of 2008 in Texas.
First Day at the White House: April 14, 2009
Hobbies: Playing on the White House lawn and going on walks with the Obama family
Goal as First Dog: Make friends with foreign dognitaries
Favorite exercise: Running (and then napping near the Obama girls)
Favorite food: Tomatoes – or toys
Did you know?
- Bo’s name came from two different places: Mrs. Obama’s father’s nickname was “Diddley” and Malia and Sasha’s cousins have a cat named Bo – and another cat named Diddley.
- Bo was a gift to the Obama family from Senator Ted Kennedy and his wife, Vicki.
- Even though Bo is a Portuguese water dog, he doesn’t know how to swim.
Baseball card information courtesy of the White House