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Bo Obama: Happy Birthday to America’s First Dog! (PHOTOS)

Two days ago, October 9th, was Bo Obama’s 4th birthday.  Bo, aka the First Dog, is a Portuguese Water Dog.  He is a hypo-allergenic breed with curly, hair-like fur and is tuxedo/black and white.

Bo has a brother Rico, who lives in Houston, Texas.  Undoubtedly, the White House fervently hopes that Rico isn’t the kind of brother that Billy was to former President Jimmy Carter.  With the election right around the corner, the White House doesn’t want Rico to be making trouble.

No matter what your politics, everyone can agree Bo has been an adorable and cuddly addition to the White House.

Click through to see more of Bo.

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  • Bo with Lei 1 of 11
    Bo with Lei
    This is what Bo was wearing when he arrived at the White House.
  • Peaceful Stroll 2 of 11
    Peaceful Stroll
    Bo takes his family for a walk on his first day at the White House.
  • President and Bo Chat 3 of 11
    President and Bo Chat
    Maybe Bo and the President are negotiating what's for dinner.
  • Bo the Jokester 4 of 11
    Bo the Jokester
    Rumor has it this was the 5th person that day Bo "accidently" tripped from behind.
  • Making Friends 5 of 11
    Making Friends
    Bo loves his public.
  • Introspective 6 of 11
    Introspective
    Bo shows us his sensitive side.
  • Bo the Diplomat 7 of 11
    Bo the Diplomat
    No one knows Foreign Policy like Bo.
  • Dog of Distinction 8 of 11
    Dog of Distinction
    Bo's tuxedo markings make him red carpet-ready all the time.
  • Relaxing 9 of 11
    Relaxing
    Bo makes himself at home in the West Garden Room
  • Offical White House Portrait 10 of 11
    Offical White House Portrait
    Bo's official pictures says "Admit it, I'm the cutest First Dog ever."
  • Playful 11 of 11
    Playful
    A younger Bo tries to sack the quarterback.

All Photos are courtesy of the The White House.

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