Bo, the White House Portuguese Water Dog, will celebrate his first Christmas at the White house with his own Christmas stocking.
Michelle Obama said
in an interview by Oprah Winfrey that aside from her and her husband President Barack Obama, daughters Malia and Sasha, and Bo will have his very own stocking.
Bo got into the White House after several months of speculation about the identity and breed of the first family dog. The White House search for the dog breed became a bit complicated because of Malia Obama's allergy which required a pet dog of hypoallergenic breed.
Bo was given as a gift to the first family by the late Senator Edward Kennedy who also owns a Portuguese Water Dog.The dog breed was highly recommended by the late Senator.
Bo was born in the fall of 2008 in Texas. He was brought to the White House and became the first family dog on April 14, 2009
The first dog's goal is to make friends with foreign dignitaries.