Monday, January 12, 2009

White House Dog Search Narrows

1/12/09 AP
President-elect Barack Obama said Sunday the soon-to-be first family's long search for a pooch is nearly over, with two breeds in a dogfight to move into the White House, the Portugese water hound, left, and the Labradoodle.

It'll probably either be a "Labradoodle" or a "Portuguese water hound,'' Obama told George Stephanopoulos on ABC News' This Week -- revealing that he still has a little homework of his own to do. That's a Portuguese water dog, a pedigree pup -- "known for centuries along Portugal's coast,'' the American Kennel Club notes, "this seafaring breed was prized by fishermen for a spirited, yet obedient nature, and a robust, medium build that allowed for a full day's work in and out of the water. ''

But those Labradoodles sure are popular. A designer hybrid generally accepted as an informal breed of its own now, yet not recognized by the AKC, the mix of Labrador retriever and Poodle is a spirited and bouncy pooch. story

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