Meet Bo, the First Puppy. He’s a slightly used 6-month-old Portuguese Water Dog — a gift to the Obama family from Ted Kennedy, who purchased him from a Texas breeder after
Charlie Bo was returned.
Portuguese Water Dogs are spaniels known for their superior ability to herd cod into fishing nets while acting as ship to shore couriers in the frigid Atlantic waters off Portugal — skills that will no doubt come in handy in Northwest Washington D.C.
Portuguese Water Dogs are highly independent and intelligent, with a fierce drive for work and the ability to follow complex commands, which reminds Bossy of someone she can’t put her finger on.
If Bo is true to breed, he will be very sociable and gregarious, but will look to bond with one family member in particular. Bossy wonders who that will be.
What is it about this particular Portuguese Water Dog that makes Bossy want to play The Name Game?