Dog lovers in the world, especially Americans, watched to see what breed of dog would become the new dog in the White House with President Obama and his family. Would it be a pedigree dog or would it be a rescue? It turned out to be a Portuguese Water Dog named Bo and now Bo is joined by a 12 month old female Portuguese Water Dog who is named Sunny.
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Looking back at other USA Presidents’ dogs not in the above video and all of the below listed dogs did not get to live in the White House:
Ronald Reagan had a Bouvier Des Flandres, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Golden Retriever, Irish Setter, Siberian Husky and a Belgium Sheepdog.
Jimmy Carter: a Border Collie and an Afghan Hound
Gerald Ford: a Golden Retriever
Richard M. Nixon: a Poodle, Terrier, Irish Setter and a Cocker Spaniel
Lyndon B. Johnson: Beagles, a Collie
John F. Kennedy: Mutts, a Cocker Spaniel and a German Shepherd
Dwight D. Eisenhower: a Weimaraner
Harry S. Truman: a Cocker Spaniel and Irish Setter
Franklin D. Roosevelt: Scottish Terriers, German Shepherds, an Old English Sheepdog and a Mastiff
A Portuguese Water Dog is not a common breed but I was told that one was recently imported from the USA to Barbados.