Awwww! Introducing the First Dog, Bo. The Obama family welcomed the Portugese water dog on Tuesday. The 6-month-old pup is a gift from Sen. Ted Kennedy. Malia & Sasha names their new pet Bo because they have cousins with a cat name Bo and Michelle's late father was nicknamed Diddley. This puppy is kinda cute. I think if he was brown then I think it would have been cuter but hey! SHOUTOUTS TO THE PRESIDENTIAL POOCH!