Obama Puppy Bo Arrives At The White House! (VIDEO)

05/15/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

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President Barack Obama and his family have welcomed their new dog Bo to the White House, and they're showing him off around the grounds.

The 6-month-old Portuguese water dog made his debut Tuesday afternoon in front of reporters and photographers. And the Obamas even walked him over near the fence on the White House South Lawn.

"I finally got a friend," President Obama joked.

Said the president: "He's got star quality."

First lady Michelle Obama did most of the walking, with Bo on a leash. But daughter Malia took a turn, too, as Bo took off running. "I love him, he's perfect," she said.

Watch video of Bo's arrival:

UPDATE: The White House has released its first Bo video. Take a look: