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Celebrate Presidents' Day With the Nation's First Dogs


Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, pets, dogs )

Cher
- 426 days ago - dogster.com
Bo Obama leads us through a brief history of presidential pooches.



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Barbara D. (107)
Monday February 18, 2013, 8:56 am
I like Bo the best. RIP, Barney, and thanks for chomping the reporter!
 

tasunka m. (334)
Monday February 18, 2013, 10:05 am
A friend of mine was one of the first Americans to own a portuguese water dog
their history is extremely complicated
some Portuguese diplomat or royalty,owned all the last of the breed,she became insane and starting hunting the dogs down....my friend ( of Portuguese origin) through family connections was able to get a pup shipped to the states when there were only 600 of them left in the world...Happy the breed has made a comeback, thanks Mr. President....they are amazing dogs, used as a life preserver in the days when fishermen couldn't swim.These magnificent dogs would jump in after them and swim them to safety, AN AMAZING HERITAGE STORY OF A DOG BREED.Obviously I like Bo ( my first setter's name ) the BEST.
 

Michele Wilkinson (106)
Monday February 18, 2013, 10:12 am
Thank you
 

Autumn S. (138)
Monday February 18, 2013, 10:16 am
I like Bo, too :) TY Cher
 

BarbKnight SunshineLady (1613)
Monday February 18, 2013, 10:50 am
Thnx for the dog walk down Memory Lane Cher!
 

kye j. (41)
Monday February 18, 2013, 12:40 pm
Thanks
 

Christeen Anderson (422)
Monday February 18, 2013, 1:50 pm
I have memories of these dogs. Thanks for sharing them again.
 

Alllan Yorkowitz (462)
Monday February 18, 2013, 2:04 pm
Bush's dog Barney recently died. I still am bothered that Obama did not search for a shelter pet. This would have made a great statement.
 

Ann Breeden (65)
Monday February 18, 2013, 3:55 pm
Bo's a very cut dog but I agree with Allan Y that maybe an effort could have been made to get one from a shelter. Now that would have made a statement!
 

Birgit W. (135)
Monday February 18, 2013, 4:46 pm
Thank you
 

Jeanne M. (84)
Monday February 18, 2013, 5:34 pm
Lovely - thanks for posting.
 

aj E. (162)
Monday February 18, 2013, 5:51 pm
great idea :)
 

John Gregoire (248)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 5:23 am
Liberty was a beautiful dog
 

Fi T. (16)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 5:28 am
Hope this can help raise animal welfare
 

Alicia N. (87)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 10:37 am
Cool dogs.......... Happy Belated President's Day to you awesome guy!
 

Ruth S. (307)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 10:50 am
If only all dogs would have the life that Bo has.
 

OutofTown M. (444)
Thursday February 21, 2013, 3:27 pm
Fab! Loved this! Thanks Cher!
 

Carol H. (229)
Monday February 25, 2013, 4:21 am
animals are awesome!!
 
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