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The Poop on the New First Dog

4/14/2009 2:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Obamas dogWe've already told you the Obama dog is a used pooch -- with a past! Here's the lowdown.

Bo, the Portuguese Water Dog whose original name was Charlie, was sold by a Texas breeder on December 8, 2008. The family that bought the dog paid $1,600.

But there was a problem. The family already owned a 6-year-old female Portuguese Water Dog, and when little Charlie came to the home he got off on the wrong paw by trying to nurse on the big dog.

Things went downhill from there. Right around St. Paddy's day, the family made the decision to return the pooch. The breeder, who had advance warning Charlie was about to become an orphan, had already been speaking with Senator Ted Kennedy and his wife, and made a deal to re-home the pup to the Kennedys, who paid the breeder $1,600. BTW, the breeder returned the original $1,600.

The Kennedys bought Charlie with the intention of giving it to the Obamas. Charlie went from the home he had been living in to a dog trainer in Virginia, where he's been learning the tricks of the trade for almost a month.

In a few hours the Kennedys will officially give the pup to the Obamas. Such is the life of a dog ...

Barack Obama

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dawn    

He should have adopted a pitbull (no racism intended). Seriously, a lot of pitbulls are in shelters and in need of good homes and good families. Not killers like Michael Vick!! If raised in a good home, pitbulls are also good dogs!

1961 days ago
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drath    

In other words, the hell with the promise of getting a dog from a shelter. Well, looking on the bright side, at least he isn't a tax cheat like some others Obama brought to the white house

1961 days ago
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Tazandra    

Stupid comments on here....you haven't seen the dog being walked or played by the family with because they DON"T HAVE IT YET MORON...they're getting it today from Kennedy.....also the entire many acres of the White House property is FENCED. The dog will have all kinds of room to roam and have fun....it's a pet for a family who wants to give it a good home.....relax people....it'll be okay...really.

1961 days ago
34.

Rita    

WHO CARES!?!?! WHY IS THIS NEWS WORTHY?

1961 days ago
35.

uhHuh    

HEY, AT LEAST IT'S NOT A PIT BULL.....

1961 days ago
36.

Tazandra    

When you said the doggie had been returned because there was a female dog in the household I thought the worst...of course....but it turned out he just wanted a mama....awwwwwwww.

1961 days ago
37.

Jack    

First dog should have its own primetime TV show.. or least its own Youtube channel.
I think that would be something.

1961 days ago
38.

Renee    

WHO THE F**K CARES?? THIS IS NOT WORTH REPORTING!!

1961 days ago
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freedomisnotfree    

This president is nothing but a big phoney he gets a dog when it is good for his image and i am sure this photo was staged and then the dog went back to the real owner the trainer to take care of. along with his 20 plus telepromters.
whats next for this phoney president in training?.

1961 days ago
40.

Marissa    

Why did he name the dog after himself? Bo= B.O.=Barack Obama. Conceit much?

1961 days ago
41.

al loanese    

ahhhhhh the poor thing looks like that beyotch Michele Obama...sure the bitch didnt give birth to her look alike!

1961 days ago
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Renee    

Supposedly the dog was named after Michelle's father?? His nickname was Diddley...as in Bo Diddley; that's what I've heard...again...this is not newsworthy....

1961 days ago
43.

Renee    

#40...LMAO...LMAO

1961 days ago
44.

Blkshepherd    

OK, for you IDIOTS that continue to spew your racist comments. Get it through that thick of yours. OBAMA IS THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES! GET THE HELL OVER IT, GET A LIFE, AND GET YOUR ASS OUT OF THE USA! I have never seen such bellie aching DAMN STFU Already! You bunch of dog poop can't go through a day without whinning like new borns!
If you dont like Obama catch a flight to IRAQ and live there until the man leaves office. 8 thats right 8yrs from now. Bunch of retards! ANd I wont be back on to read any of your comments as I will probably be home by then Playing with my New 7wk old BLACK SHEPHERD w white patch on his chest. And just like Obama, I could give a Rats ass what any of you think. bunch of dumb PUKES!

1961 days ago
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Proud American    

Number #3 look at the paws their white. Bo is bi-racial like his owner. So, let it go. You go Bo.

1961 days ago
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