Obama and Bo: A photo retrospective of the First Dog
No matter how tough the debates in Washington, Barack Obama has at least one unquestionably loyal ally
Though Bo is a purebred Portuguese Water Dog, a breed that historically helped Portuguese fishermen herd fish into nets, the First Dog reportedly does not know how to swim. His football skills are, at least, adequate. CC BY: The White House

With 2012's campaign looming and a House of Representatives in Republican hands, Obama needs all the support he can get. Luckily, he can always turn to the First Dog, Bo, for some unconditional love. Here's a look back at the President's relationship with his four-footed consultant, who's been at his side since the late Sen. Edward Kennedy gave Bo to the Obamas as a gift on April 14, 2009.



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