Obama family dog choice narrowed down to Labradoodle or a Portuguese water dog

January 12, 2009

(ChattahBox) — Dealing with the tough decisions, President-elect Barack Obama told George Stephanopoulos Sunday, on ABC News’ This Week that the family has narrowed their family dog choice to either a Portuguese water hound (top left) or labradoodle (right).

In his election-night victory speech, Obama promised daughters Sasha, 7, and Malia, 10, they could have a puppy in the White House. He later said that Malia is allergic, that the family would need a “hypoallergenic” dog and that they wanted a pound dog.

Both dogs are non-shedders and do not cause as much reaction in allergy sufferers as other dog.

The Portuguese water dog (40-60 lbs.), dates back to the 1200s and worked on boats with Portuguese fishermen, and require lot’s of exercise.

Labradoodles, a cross between a Labrador Retriever and a poodle come in a variety of colors and sizes.

Obama has said finding the right dog has been “tougher than finding a Commerce secretary.”


Comments

4 Responses to “Obama family dog choice narrowed down to Labradoodle or a Portuguese water dog”

  1. JIM on January 12th, 2009 11:02 am

    THEY OUGHT TO GET SOMETHING FRENCH, PROBABLY ONE OF THOSE EFFEMINATE LOOKING POODLES WITH A PUFFBALL FOR THE END OF THEIR TAIL. IT COULD SIGNIFY THIS “EVERYTHING WRONG IS AMERICA’S FAULT” WHITEHOUSE!

  2. mike wittman on January 13th, 2009 2:12 am

    labradoodle? really? did not know labradoodles were hypoallergenic, but thinking about it, with the poodle mix, they very well could be fine. I came across an OK site that provides some background info: http://obamadogadoption.com/

  3. amy on January 13th, 2009 2:25 pm

    It’s going to be tough for the Obama’s to find a rescue Portuguese Water Dog. They will not find one in a shelter…they will have to look to breeders.

  4. Sharon Marquez on February 21st, 2009 10:42 am

    Labradoodle would be perfect!! I have been looking for a second generation (at least) mini for a while now after loosing my 14y/o lab in June. Labradoodles are loyal, intelligent and 2nd. generation has curly, not wavy hair. Great family dog and easily trainable!!!

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