First Dog Bo Cost $1,600

Obama family's Portuguese water dog was a gift from Ted Kennedy
By M. Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted May 17, 2010 5:37 PM CDT

(Newser) – The Obama family's Portuguese water dog, Bo, cost $1,600, according to financial disclosure documents made public today. The scoop on Bo's price tag is the most interesting tidbit from the forms; President Obama's financial situation was made clear when his tax returns were released last month, the Washington Post notes.

Bo, a present from Sen. Ted Kennedy and his wife, Vicki, joined the first family in April 2009. The value of the other high-profile gift the president received last year was harder to assess, reports the New York Times: His lawyers listed his Nobel Peace Prize paraphernalia as "value not readily ascertainable." In other words, priceless—just like Bo.

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