Central Barks: 7 of the Most Famous Dogs in History — from Bo to Lassie!

Photo by: Official White House Photo by Pete Souza
Bo Obama
Bo, the Portuguese water dog owned by the Obama family, is perhaps most famous for being mentioned in President Barack Obama's 2008 ... more 
Photo by: Official White House Photo by Pete Souza
Bo Obama
Bo, the Portuguese water dog owned by the Obama family, is perhaps most famous for being mentioned in President Barack Obama's 2008 acceptance speech. "Sasha and Malia … I love you both more than you can imagine," Mr. Obama said. "And you have earned the new puppy that's coming with us … to the White House." The Obamas took into consideration daughter Malia's allergies when selecting the hypoallergenic breed.
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Fri, Aug 23, 2013 12:58 PM EDT

Smart, loyal, and loving -- dogs capture our hearts and attention like few other living creatures. In celebration of National Dog Day on Monday, August 26, we bring you 7 of the most famous dogs in history. Many of them are White House dogs, made famous by their politically powerful owners. Some are movie and television stars. But some are famous in their own right for acts of heroism, faithfulness, and devotion. Remember, these are all real dogs, not fictional characters, which makes them all the more awesome. Click the arrows to scroll through, and then go give your own pooch a good snuggle. -By Joslyn Gray

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