At last! The wait for a presidential pooch is over. When a furry Portuguese water dog named Bo made his debut at the White House on April 12, the Obamas finally welcomed their first-ever pet -- and the country got an adorable new mascot.
Though there had been talk of a goldendoodle, a mix of golden retriever and standard poodle, the 6-month-old male Portie won out when he was offered as a gift from Massachusetts senator Ted Kennedy, a close friend of the president's.
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