Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Bo Obama.

The White House has its First Dog, Bo Obama. Just wanted to welcome another non-shedding relative. Here's a picture of the president with the new pup. You can click the link to the Portugese Water Dog Club of Canada. Wow, the dog can dive under-water! Here's more information about the breed from the site:

As the name denotes, the Portuguese Water Dog developed in Portugal and is known there as Cao de Aqua (pronounced Kownd’ ahgwa), “dog of the water”.

The breed developed many centuries ago as a seafaring working dog and predates the Poodle. The Portuguese fishermen kept these dogs as a working part of their crew and paid them wages just as their human crew mates were paid. The Water Dogs would act as couriers, carrying messages between ships and from ship to shore, and would dive into the sea to retrieve broken fishing nets and equipment that had fallen overboard. Often they would have to dive under water to retrieve submerged articles.

1 comment:

mic_comte said...

"Bo Obama" is probably not its real name. A dog doesn't carry a human family name, but the kennel name of the breeder! Read this for more information: dog naming