Bo, a male Portuguese Water Dog, joined the Obama family at the White House in April 2009, and Sunny, a female Portuguese Water Dog, came along in August 2013. “The Obama family was introduced to a prospective family dog at a secret greet on a Sunday.
What breed of dog do the Obama’s own?
|Official White House portrait of the First Dog (May 2009)|
|Other name(s)||First Dog of the United States Charlie (by previous owner)|
|Breed||Portuguese Water Dog|
|Born||Amigo’s New HopeOctober 9, 2008 Chicago, Illinois, U.S.|
Can a Portuguese water dog be left alone?
Time alone is difficult for the family-loving Portuguese Water Dog. While they may be left alone for four to six hours during the day, this social breed may become destructive if not provided enough attention or exercise.