Updated at 9:33 p.m. ET on 8/19
(CNN) – There's a new Obama in town.
Sunny – a female Portuguese Water Dog – is joining Bo as “first pet,” the White House announced Monday.
Photos showed the all-black animal roaming the White House North Lawn with what appeared to be a pink flamingo dog toy.
Bo, a male of the same breed, came to the White House shortly after the Obamas first arrived at the White House in 2009. The coats of Portuguese Water Dogs are hypoallergenic, meaning Sunny and Bo won't affect first daughter Malia's canine allergies.
In a post on the White House's website, Sunny is described as "full of energy and very affectionate," whose name was chosen to "fit her cheerful personality."
She was born in Michigan, and is just over a year old, the White House said.
Sunny’s coat is completely black - unlike Bo, who has black and white “tuxedo” markings on his chest and feet.
The Obamas made a donation to the Washington Humane Society in honor of their newest pet, the White House said.
Bo first arrived at the White House in April 2009, after months of speculation about which type of dog the Obamas would bring into the executive mansion. Obama made a campaign promise to his daughters that if he was elected president, they would get a new pet.
While the president originally expressed a desire to adopt a shelter dog, Bo eventually won out for his non-allergenic coat. He came from a breeder that was also favored by the late Sen. Ted Kennedy.
The White House wasn’t Bo’s first home – he didn't fit in well with his first owners and was returned to the breeder. When Kennedy learned the puppy was available, he arranged to offer him to the Obamas.
Bo spent a month with Kennedy's trainer before coming to the White House. His name - which happens to be the president's initials - was explained by the first family as homage to the first lady's father, who went by the nickname Diddley.
Since arriving more than four years ago, Bo has appeared countless times with the Obamas, including in White House videos and photos. He donned bunny ears for a spot promoting the annual White House Easter Egg Roll this spring.
In their blog post Monday, the White House predicted a similar regimen for Sunny.
“We suspect Sunny will follow in Bo's footsteps and keep the President company in the Oval Office, go for walks with the First Family after their 6:30 family dinner and even ’jump up on the First Ladys lap from time to time!” the White House wrote.
How is a foreign baby bigger news than an American dog? CNN hates America.
welcome home sunny.
oh sure, couldn't get an AMERICAN dog, communist.
Please don't tell me these people are going to breed these dogs. PWD breeders have worked very hard to raise, train, show, and research pedigrees to better the breed. We don't need the Obamas encouraging back yard breeders who just want to profit from dog sales.
NICE DOGS!!!!! And a good idea to have two!!!
Now I am looking forward to reading all the negative comments about the Obamas' purchase of a new dog! It may take awhile, but surely the negative comments will surface. As for myself, I am happy for the family and also for Bo, who now has a companion.
Does this one get its own aircraft as well?
Puff piece, ok, but why is it in Politics?
Country mad at you for spying? Get a dog! Everyone likes dogs.
The Obamas donation was US taxpayer money nonetheless so I assume it was somewhere around a $25,000,000 donation.
Aw, that's great. Bo needs a buddy.
Rescue dogs and public schools, couldn't be a better example of progressive living. Nice.
Just another Obama for whom the taxpayers will pay
Royal baby. King Obama's new dog. Such serious issues page one CNN!
Ha ha, pretty dog but I hope she's spayed and/or he's neutered or we'll be regularly reading that the Obama's have a new dog!!
I hope he treats his dogs better than the country he is supposed to run.
Uh, oh. I predict little puppies in the future.
Well if they follow their narcissistic tendencies the dog will be named MO
Too cute! Now Bo will have a four-legged friend to keep him company!
And let the "Why is this news" rants begin! :)
This is what CNN calls News?
This is the #2 lead story!
When did this become "The CNN Enquirer"?
Big flippen deal.....
Why not? Anything to keep eyes off of dictator obamas scandals and $100, 000, 000 vacations....helping africa with $7 billion instead of Americans....and trying to start a race war so dictator obamas can declare himself presdient indefinitely. Americans aren't as dumb as these dictators think! !
There is no such thing as a hypoallergenic dog, according to James T C Li, M.D., Ph.D. And people who tell you that are not telling the truth. It's the protein in their saliva and urine and as far as I know, all dogs lick themselves and pee.
Which one is which? C'mon photo caption editors. Inquiring minds want to know.