Saturday, November 8, 2008

portuguese water dog

Will Obama pick a portuguese water dog for his daughter? It looks like he might be leaning towards one. I know that Portuguese water dogs have a lower likelihood of triggering allergic responses. Maybe this is why I'm hearing he might pick one.

While browsing on the internet I saw that Obama did not comment on recent speculation that Malia's top pick was a goldendoodle - a cross between a golden retriever and poodle where the offspring retains the low-dander coat of the poodle parent.

But such a "designer dog" is likely to raise the hackles of two groups - the American Kennel Club and the Humane Society of the United States - that have offered their partisan expertise in the puppy-selection process: Traditional dog breeders see the hybridizing of purebreds as heretical, and shelter and rescue advocates do not want to encourage any more breeding when the clock is already ticking for many homeless dogs in shelters.

Even in dogs, it seems, politics intrudes.

Good candidates

Breeds that typically don't shed


Bichon frise

Portuguese water dogs



Westies (West Highland White Terriers)

Scottish terriers

Golden doodle

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