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Obamas have not picked dog yet. No lucky dog.


WASHINGTON--No lucky dog yet.

Just to clear the record--President Obama and First Lady Michelle have NOT YET picked a dog breed. After touching base Wednesday with Obama White House East Wing staff about a report in People Magazine that a puppy has been selected-- the word is that the final pick is likely not to come until April.

"The Obamas have not yet selected a dog," I was told. Back in January President Obama said the frontrunners were a labradoodle or a Portuguese water hound. The First Lady seemed partial to a Portuguese water hound in an interview in the new People Magazine out Friday, but one is not to read into that, I was told, a decision.



The girls want a dog. Michelle and Barack don't.

Did I hear that "Barney Bush" left "calling cards" wherever he went, while living in the White House?
If true, his was a metaphor for the entire previous administration, and what it left behind for Mr. Obama...

WOOF, there is still HOPE for the Labradoodle! VOTE LABRADOODLE!

Hi Lynn - Thank you for getting the facts straight on the First Puppy news. I linked to your excellent reporting on my blog, The Obama Dog Blog, where I am tracking all things First Dog. Please feel free to forward any tips...

It's getting very exciting!

This breed makes wonderful pets, and their curly hairs are good for people allergic to dogs.

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