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Bidens' Pick of Litter: German Shepherd Pup
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Heather B.
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Heather B.
5 years ago

Again, I would only support a shelter dog.

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Em C.
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Em C.
5 years ago

Thats cool. im glad he adopted the dog.

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Christopher S.
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Christopher S.
5 years ago

That's good!

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Michaelyn
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Michaelyn
5 years ago

Yawn!

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janet m.
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janet m.
5 years ago

I love German Shepards

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Marty T.
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Marty T.
5 years ago

Thank God this topic has ended!

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John S.
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John S.
5 years ago

Adorable and he does have the right to get his dog from whom he chooses.

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Christine
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Christine
5 years ago

I love German Shepherds!!! :)

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Christine
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Christine
5 years ago

Ok and I agree, I wish they would have adopted from a shelter or rescue!

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Linda R.
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Linda R.
5 years ago

What a cute puppy, wish he would have checked out the shelters first

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Denise L.
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Denise L.
5 years ago

Cute doggy, but he should've adopted from a shelter!

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Michael R.
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Michael R.
5 years ago

That is a really cute dog!!

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Cathy B.
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Cathy B.
5 years ago

hope that its a dog that will be loved and hugged on. and not just for show once in awhile.

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Quincy A.
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Quincy A.
5 years ago

should have rescued one...

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Amanda D.
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Amanda D.
6 years ago

Thi spuppy is going to have a wonderful life.

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Elizabeth L.
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Elizabeth L.
6 years ago

sweet looking little puppy. He will have a good home

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Laura W.
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Laura W.
6 years ago

Cute puppy, but what about all the shelter dogs who need good homes?

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Florence
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Florence
6 years ago

Who really cares where the VP got his dog. The act is over and down with. He got a cute puppy that we all know will have a sweet life that most Americans would have loved to have.

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devin g.
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devin g.
6 years ago

i think they should of got one from the pound

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Karen H.
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Karen H.
6 years ago

Cute dog and good that they're starting it out with training.

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Ourstaff
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Ourstaff
6 years ago

The fact that the trainer works with police dogs should help to give them more of the attention they deserve

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Bud L.
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Bud L.
6 years ago

Would have liked to have seen him get a rescue dog too but always glad when any dog finds a good home.

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Phyllis32
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Phyllis32
6 years ago

Can't help but wonder why these 2 are just now getting dogs. More campaigning??

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Jacy K.
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Jacy K.
6 years ago

Would I have liked to see him get a dog from a shelter, yes, does it matter now, no, if we check history the dogs of a presidency are looked at and evaluated just about as hard as policies of a presidency. The only reason the Clintons got a dog is because of this...they were cat people...Now, the important thing is that the dog gets taken care of. VP Biden has a K-9 handler coming in to do the training, and you know an aid will always be responsible for the dog. The best "dog Nanny" tax money can buy I am sure.

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Tannaidhe
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Tannaidhe
6 years ago

Adorable puppy, I'll give him that... but really, sooo should have gotten a shelter pup. I would understand the Obamas getting a purebred, because of the allergy issue, but especially with a breed as common as a german shepherd, there's really no excuse to have bought a dog instead of adopting.

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Cari415
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Cari415
6 years ago

I agree with the lady a couple comments down...why didn't he get a shelter dog...everyone wants a dog from a breeder not everyone wants a shelter dog..Wow

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Jill F.
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Jill F.
6 years ago

for god's sakes Joe, you could have gotten a shelter dog-even if just for the good press!

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Tonya  R.
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Tonya R.
6 years ago

I agree he should have adopted.

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Amandawes
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Amandawes
6 years ago

I think it's terrible that he bought a dog an didn't adopt one that was homeless, but I am glad that he bought from a responsible breeder and not a pet store that could be supporting backyard breeders and puppy mils!

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Donna
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Donna
6 years ago

Really bad move buying from a breeder rather than saving a puppy from an animal shelter. We are in a recession and it may only get worse when the new administration comes in to tax the hell out of us. It must be nice to have @ $800 to purchase a puppy. It must be nice to have $800 to purchase anything. This is publicity gone wrong in the same vein as Oprah bitching about her weight.

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Koronin
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Koronin
6 years ago

Um, most people should be getting a tax CUT not increase under Obama, unless of course you are married and are making over $250,000 or single and making over $175,000 then your taxes will go up. Everyone else's will go down or stay where they are.

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Jennifer H.
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Jennifer H.
6 years ago

Whatever dog he gets and wherever he gets it doesn't interest me as much as the fact the dog is a "prize" for winning the election - is this right? Just an interesting question to ponder

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Pam J.
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Pam J.
6 years ago

To think he is getting all this publicity when he went to a breeder and didn't opt to save a dog/puppy from his local shelter. Publicity stunt went wrong!

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Missy
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Missy
6 years ago

I am sad that he went to a breeder instead of a humane society to find a pet. It is also kind of sad that he wont be doing any of the training himself, that is part of owning a pet. Hopefully he will at least alter the dog.

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Amy H.
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Amy H.
6 years ago

With so many animals waiting in shelters for homes. why do people still feel the need to go to a breeder to get a purebred? This is setting a bad example for everyone in the world. All my cats were rescues. Two I found on the road and took home andthe others were about to go to a shelter when I steped in.

I wonder if he will get the dog altered or enoucage the pet over-population by breeding him?

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Koronin
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Koronin
6 years ago

To get certain qualities in the dog they are choosing. My husband's friend who purchased her German Shepherd dog did so because she wanted a guarentee that the dog was bred with German not American roots. The reason for this is German roots (and NO American roots) means much less health issues for the dog later in life. American dogs have been bred for show and it has actually damaged the American version of the breed. The German version is still bred for working and does not have near the health issues the American ones do. This would be a reason to buy one. However, after seeing a bit more (another article somewhere), Biden did NOT get his dog from the same breeder my husband's friend got her dog from.

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Tiffany C.
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Tiffany C.
6 years ago

I am kind of torn on this one. Wish he would have went to the local shelter.

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Matthew L.
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Matthew L.
6 years ago

The kennel where Biden bought his bred puppy was cited yesterday for failing to produce papers confirming rabies vaccinations

www.philly.com/philly/blogs/harrisburg_politics/Kennel_where_Biden_bought_puppy_is_cited.html

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Ragdollkitties
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Ragdollkitties
6 years ago

Oh my gosh! I hadn't heard about this. I wonder if this was a scheduled inspection or unannounced inspection. I would think that she would have had everything in order if it had been scheduled. Thanks for the link.

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Kelly K.
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Kelly K.
6 years ago

Shows what kinda person he is by not getting a dog from a shelter. Wonder if Obama really will.

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Andrea D.
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Andrea D.
6 years ago

I'm a bit leary of having the police train the dog and their methods are usually very traditional.

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Shirley C.
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Shirley C.
6 years ago

I love dogs. And I want to live in a world where all the wonderful breeds of dogs with their various purposes survive and thrive. The reason that there are so many dogs without homes is NOT because of responsible breeders who carefully breed to produce healthy dogs able to do the work that is their heritage. They also have to carefully place the dogs in secure homes and take responsibility for any pups that cannot stay in their original home, regardless of the reason. There are breeders working this way now. The only thing they have in common with a puppy mill is puppies. If Biden chose a dog from such a breeder, good for him. Regardless, I hope he treasures the puppy and provides for his needs throughout the dog's lifetime.

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Jenna
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Jenna
6 years ago

Excellent point. If you pick a good breeder, it's ok!

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Ragdollkitties
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Ragdollkitties
6 years ago

Nicely said. It is not bad to use a breeder providing that people do their homework and pick a responsible, reputable breeder who breeds for health and temperament and strives to improve the breed.

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Ourstaff
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Ourstaff
6 years ago

From what I just read it does sound like the choice of a breeder was carefully made

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Vivienne
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Vivienne
6 years ago

Biden is an awesome person,glad he is helping run our country. I am happy to see he is a doglover,too!

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Georgia P.
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Georgia P.
6 years ago

Every dog needs a person to love and take care of it for life. As long as this is Biden and Obama's purpose and goal in doing so, then I am happy for both dogs chosen. It is a lifetime commitment and not a four year commitment!

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Whickums
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Whickums
6 years ago

I hope they did their homework finding a quality breeder. No offense to any who might take some, but I hear 'breeder' and 'Pennsylvania' and I cringe. There are so many puppy mills up there...

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Koronin
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Koronin
6 years ago

As long as this was a good breeder I have no issues with this. One of my husband's friends bought a German Shepherd pup a couple years ago. The reason she bought her pup was because she was looking for specific lines. She was a dog with only German heritage (as in no American German Shepherd heritage) because there are less medical issues with those of German heritage. If Biden got this pup from the same breeder in which my husband's friend got her dog, then I see no problem with this because he would have gone though a very extensive approval process. Hubby's friend lives in the DC area and works in DC.

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sherry f.
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sherry f.
6 years ago

The important issue here is not where he got the dog, but that he will care for it and provide it with everything it needs. People should stop focusing on where these dogs come from and more on how they are treated.

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Judy B.
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Judy B.
6 years ago

what no shelter pup for the VP

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Janice W.
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Janice W.
6 years ago

The puppy is adorable! I completely agree with training for a new puppy, I just can't imagine sending the dog away for weeks at a time to get that training. I want to be more involved.

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Heidi J.
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Heidi J.
6 years ago

Too cute!

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Moriah7
6 years ago

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Rinthea S.
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Rinthea S.
6 years ago

It's all been said already......

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Rex2153
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Rex2153
6 years ago

I wonder if they even condidered looking at a shelter dog//

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Lea C.
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Lea C.
6 years ago

The pup is cuter than cute - but I still wish the vice-president of this country had thought to go to a shelter.

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