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Celebrity pets: Furry friends of the rich and famous

Oct. 21, 2011, 8:39 a.m.
President Barack Obama, runs away from the family dog, Bo, on the South Lawn of the White House in 2009

Photo: Pete Souza/U.S. White House

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The first dog

President Barack Obama runs away from the family dog, Bo, during a brief break from meetings on the South Lawn of the White House on May 12, 2009. Bo is a Portuguese water dog, a breed that tends to be less allergenic than other breeds — a requirement for daughter Malia Obama, who suffers from allergies. Bo was a gift from the late Sen. Ted Kennedy who was also a fan of the breed. Below is a video of Bo's first day as America's first dog.