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Bo takes a time out from playing in (Credit: AP)

Bo takes a time out from playing in the Rose Garden outside the White House.

Obamas and Bo and other first pets

Bo Obama is the first dog for the Obama family. Meet other presidential pups.

Malia Obama, daughter of President Barack Obama, walks
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Malia Obama, daughter of President Barack Obama, walks with Portuguese water dog Bo on the South Lawn of the White House. (April 14, 2009)

First dog Bo plays with a ball on
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First dog Bo plays with a ball on the South Lawn of the White House. (Oct. 26, 2009)

President Barack Obama is almost jerked off his
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President Barack Obama is almost jerked off his feet as he shows off Bo, the newcomer to the family. The 6-month-old Portuguese water dog is joined by Obama daughters Malia, left, and Sasha on the White House's South Lawn. (April 14 2009)

Dale Haney, 57, has tended to every White
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Dale Haney, 57, has tended to every White House pup since King Timahoe, Richard Nixon's Irish setter. (Oct. 15, 2009)

President Barack Obama's dog Bo walks away from
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President Barack Obama's dog Bo walks away from Air Force One after a vacation on Martha's Vineyard with the Obamas. (Aug. 30, 2009)

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President Barack Obama runs down a corridor
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President Barack Obama runs down a corridor with the family's new dog, Bo, a six-month old Portuguese water dog, in the White House in Washington, D.C., on April 12. White House Photo

Bo takes a time out from playing in
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Bo takes a time out from playing in the Rose Garden outside the White House.

Malia and Sasha Obama's 6-month old Portuguese water
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Malia and Sasha Obama's 6-month old Portuguese water dog named Bo seen on April 12, 2009. White House Photo

Dog walker Dale Haney, right, holds presidential pet
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Dog walker Dale Haney, right, holds presidential pet Barney, as visitors wait for President George W. Bush's arrival at the White House. (Aug. 20, 2006)

President Lyndon B. Johnson holds up his dog
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President Lyndon B. Johnson holds up his dog Her by the ears so photographers can shoot some photos, as White House visitors look on.

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Richard Nixon is seen with his dog Checkers,
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Richard Nixon is seen with his dog Checkers, at his home in the Spring Valley neighborhood of Washington, D.C.., in this file photo.

President Gerald Ford and his daughter, Susan, on
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President Gerald Ford and his daughter, Susan, on the South Lawn of the White House with their golden retriever, Liberty. (Oct. 7, 1974)

President and Mrs. Ford along with daughter Susan
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President and Mrs. Ford along with daughter Susan admire their golden retriever and her litter of puppies on Sept. 17, 1975 in Washington at the White House.

President Gerald R. Ford often sat with his
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President Gerald R. Ford often sat with his dog Liberty, a golden retriever, in the Oval Office.

Nancy Reagan cradles Rex, a King Charles Cavalier
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Nancy Reagan cradles Rex, a King Charles Cavalier spaniel, as she and President Ronald Reagan stroll along the White House South lawn in this file photo.

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First lady Barbara Bush and her granddaughter, Marshall
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First lady Barbara Bush and her granddaughter, Marshall Lloyd Bush, visit with first dog Millie and her six puppies in the residence of the White House on March 18, 1989. Millie, a springer spaniel was "first dog" in the Bush White House, and namesake of a book that offered a dog's-eye view of the presidency.

Socks the cat peers over the podium in
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Socks the cat peers over the podium in the White House briefing room in this file photo. A White House groundskeeper was walking Socks when he stopped and lifted the cat to the podium.

Presidential dog Barney, left, prepares to acquaint himself
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Presidential dog Barney, left, prepares to acquaint himself with Miss Beazley, the Scottish terrier pup given to first lady Laura Bush as a birthday present by President George W. Bush, during an event at the White House. The dog was named for the character Uncle Beazley, a dinosaur in Oliver Butterworth's children's book, "The Enormous Egg."