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President Barack Obama walks his new Portuguese water dog Bo on the South Lawn of the White House April 14, 2009 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty)

Happy birthday, Bo: 'First dog' turns 7

On Oct. 9, 2008, a “New Hope” came into the world in the form of a Portuguese water dog. Little-known fact: That was the original name given to the future Bo Obama, his breeders drawing inspiration from the campaign slogan of the soon-to-be-elected president of the United States, according to The Washingtonian. ...

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