Dog Names Meaning Clean in Pop Culture
Newly elected president Barrack Obama knew his daughter Malia suffered from allergies but she and her sister Sasha desperately wanted a dog. President Obama and his wife Michelle started to research the various breeds to find one that had clean fur with very few allergens that may be suitable for Malia's condition.
The Portuguese Water Dog has the distinction of being a hypoallergic breed. It boasts a fleecy coat that only minimally sheds. The breed is relatively rare in the United States with only about 50,000 around the nation.
The puppy the Obamas picked was bred by Bred by Martha and Art Stern of Amigo Portuguese Water Dogs which is located in Boyd, Texas. Interestingly, Senator Ted Kennedy owned Cappy who was one of the Obama's puppy's littermates. Martha and Art Stern named the puppies litter, 'Hope and Change' in honor of President Obama and his successful campaign slogan.
Initially, the puppy the Obama family would receive was purchased by another couple who ended up returning the pup because the little one did not get along well with the couple's older dog. He was then enrolled by the Sterns into obedience classes. The pup's original owners had called him Charlie, but when Obama presented the dog to his daughters they promptly started to call him 'Bo.' The girls picked the name because of their grandfather's nickname 'Bo Diddley.'
Although the Obama family had originally wanted to adopt a shelter dog who needed a family, they were faced with the problem of Malia's allergies which made it impossible to pick just any canine. Instead, they required a 'clean' dog which was known to be hypoallergenic. According to the Obama's financial disclosure records, Bo was purchased for $1,600 from the breeder.
Bo quickly became a hit at the Whitehouse and a beloved member of the Obama family. He was often photographed with the President and the First Lady as they went about their daily business. Eventually, the family would purchase a female Portuguese Water Dog to be Bo's companion. They named the female, 'Sammy'.
Even though President Obama has left the presidency after two successful terms, Bo continues to live with the Obama family. He is regularly seen accompanying Malia on her daily activities. Malia has often joked that Bo is socially awkward around other dogs. Undoubtedly, Bo will go down in history as one of the most beloved Presidential pets. He continues to receive regular fan mail from children around the world
Dog Name Meaning Clean Considerations
An old wives' tale that often circulates is to have a dog lick your wound because the canine's mouth contains antibacterial components. This is not the case. Wounds heal better when a dog licks the wound because of the rough surface on the pooch's tongue which pulls away contaminants from the wound's site. In reality, your dog's mouth is thriving with bacteria and is the reason why most canines have problem doggy breath odor. However, most of the bacteria found in your dog's mouth cannot transfer to humans. It is dog-specific bacteria, so you and your family are safe. Choose a tag like Chinmoy for the pup who loves to clean and lick.
Keeping your dog clean with regular grooming, tooth brushing, and toenail trims all cut down on the mess made by canines. You should also regularly worm your dog even if your pooch never leaves your fenced in yard. It is still an essential aspect of pet ownership that should not be overlooked. Honestly, when you own a dog, you may never enjoy an immaculate home but the love you receive from your four-legged buddy more than makes up for the occasional doggy mess. Naming your pooch a handle that denotes cleanliness might be wishful thinking but is still a fun idea for a unique moniker. For example, Carys means clean love and will suit the affectionate dog well.