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Michelle Obama: It's a Portuguese Water Dog
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Jean C.
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Jean C.
5 years ago

As long as it is a Rescue dog, it is OK with me whatever they have, but I do think it's rather foolish to have even THAT large a dog running around in the White House. And I hope our tax dollars won't be the ones going to pay the aide who has to walk such a large dog. A small dog could get enough exercise just running down the "West Wing" - coming when called.

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Nick & Ashlee K.
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Nick & Ashlee K.
5 years ago

how cute that they are getting a dog!

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Lisa  W.
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Lisa W.
5 years ago

I'm tired of hearing about what type of dog they are going to get.

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Ellen4
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Ellen4
5 years ago

It's funny to think about all the "pets" running around in the White house over the years!

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Sherry B.
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Sherry B.
5 years ago

I'm glad they're not just jumping into choosing the cutest dog or whatever, but actually researching the best breed for their family - and of course I'm thrilled they want a rescue dog. Gobama!

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Heather E.
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Heather E.
5 years ago

Im just glad it's going to be a rescue dog

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Marie E.
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Marie E.
5 years ago

It is their personal choice on a pet and I am glad they finally made it on their own choice!

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karen d.
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karen d.
5 years ago

My neighbor has a portugese water dog. Very cute!

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Carrie D.
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Carrie D.
5 years ago

the girls must be so happy

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Traci B.
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Traci B.
5 years ago

Love this! : )

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Nancy R.
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Nancy R.
5 years ago

That is a good breed for people with allergies, and the breed generally has a good temperament. I really hope they do get it from a rescue group, though, and I am concerned that alot of breeders will set their sites on this breed.

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debby r.
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debby r.
5 years ago

Rescue/Shelter Dogs make the best loving pets.

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AXNellie
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AXNellie
5 years ago

That is going to be one lucky dog! Those little girls will have a great time -- can you imagine the memories, looking back to their very first pup, when they're older?

Kudos on following through with their plan and getting a rescue dog!!

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alisa l.
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alisa l.
5 years ago

All positive animal news is good -- no matter who, what, when, where or why.

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shelby d.
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shelby d.
5 years ago

seriously????????????????

WHATEVER.

seriously!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Rose B.
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Rose B.
5 years ago

I'm glad they're able to get a dog. I think every child should have a pet at some point.

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CMiller4
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CMiller4
5 years ago

That is great that there considering a rescue pet. There girls sound really excited about the dog. How fun.

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ConnieText
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ConnieText
5 years ago

I've heard the Porties can be "a lot of dog" for a first-time dog.
But I love the idea that they're considering a rescue. Paws up for that!

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Mark S.
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Mark S.
5 years ago

what is the big deal about what kind of dog they are going to get atleast the are getting one

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Charlie H.
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Charlie H.
5 years ago

I am happy the Obamas are getting a rescue dog. Everyone should get their dogs from shelters or rescues!

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Phillip O.
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Phillip O.
5 years ago

I tell you what: we are such jock-sniffers of the rich and famous. Sometimes I think we want kings and queens again. Not to rile anyone up, but who cares what breed a famous person has? Just go to the dang kennel and use your own instincts and the staff's know-how and get ya a needy pet. COME ON!

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KAREN p.
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KAREN p.
5 years ago

Sounds nice.. Never heard of that breed of dog, so I will go and look it up to what it looks like. No matter what dog they get I hope they rescue one!

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AngelinaReagan
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AngelinaReagan
5 years ago

I would have thought they'd go with a Golden Retriever. But I'm glad they're going with a rescue!

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Brianna T.
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Brianna T.
5 years ago

I'v actually never heard of this type of breed, at least they are getting a rescued dog.

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Brittney D.
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Brittney D.
5 years ago

I don’t know much about the dog breed but I am glad they went with a rescue.

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Fran S.
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Fran S.
5 years ago

I was so happy to hear that they chose a PWD and a rescue to boot. Those are nice animals and I think the kids will be very happy. I don't know about Frank and Moose though. They'll probably wait to name it till it gets home.

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DDRau
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DDRau
5 years ago

Hopefully this decision will be made next month

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Marty T.
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Marty T.
5 years ago

For no other reason other than to end the discussion!

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Nicole F.
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Nicole F.
5 years ago

They are super cute, but I wouldn't call it a medium sized dog - they are pretty big! I am really happy they are adopting :-)

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susan t.
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susan t.
5 years ago

I'm glad they're looking for a shelter dog.

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Gari
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Gari
5 years ago

Puppies can be overwhelming for first-time dog owners. A more mature, or at least house-broken dog, is a great first choice for the young Obama girls. And Portuguese water dogs are cute!

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Barbara J.
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Barbara J.
5 years ago

Well, well, so the O's chose not just ANY dog but one that not many have
seen. An attention getter. I hope the dog does get some loving attention
from the family. I feel sorry for the girls since their dad made the comment
that the girls had finally "earned" a dog. My child didn't have to earn one..we
just love dogs and dogs think they are people in our home.

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Toddrhayes
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Toddrhayes
5 years ago

I think they should get a Bichon Frise

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Diane S.
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Diane S.
5 years ago

I've never seen a Portuguese water dog. Or, maybe I have and I just didn't know it. It seem like those 2 little girls have lots of love to give to some lucky dog.

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jen g.
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jen g.
5 years ago

great

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Sandyhillnancy
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Sandyhillnancy
5 years ago

A Portuguese water dog was the mascot at a local quilt shop - adorable!

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Mrszman
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Mrszman
5 years ago

Nice to see they are taking the time to consider the breed and their time management with this pet.Hopefully they will actually take part of the pets life and it wont be taken care of by just the workers in the white house. Either way, I'm sure it will be well taken care of,just hoping it's not just going to be a "symbol" rather than a family pet.

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Helenbrk
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Helenbrk
5 years ago

It sounds like the Obama's have really thought about the dog they are going to choose. I am glad they are getting a rescue dog! It will be nice for the girls to have a dog. It will bring some normalcy to their lives.

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Jean E.
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Jean E.
5 years ago

Wonderful that the first family is doing a rescue dog. Also wish they would raise a puppy for an assistance dog organization such as Canine Companions for Independence!

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anne m.
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anne m.
5 years ago

hurray for them for getting a rescue. isn't it fun to see little girls in the white house excited about getting a puppy.

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TGRFAN4MU
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TGRFAN4MU
5 years ago

April will be a special month for a lucky dog and a lucky family. I hope it all works out and they have many happy years with their new pet.

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TPandJP
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TPandJP
5 years ago

Mrs. Obama is already a trend setter with her clothing. Now the popularity of the Portuguese Water Dog will sky rocket too. Although... who else could afford one??

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GizmoHaskell
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GizmoHaskell
5 years ago

I'm glad they're considering a rescued animal.

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Michele K.
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Michele K.
5 years ago

Sounds like they have done their homework and researched carefully, taking the necessary time. That's setting a good example.

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Judy M.
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Judy M.
5 years ago

I'm happy they will finally be getting a dog.

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Kmstonge
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Kmstonge
5 years ago

This will only encourage those less than scrupulous breeders.

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Kaylan T.
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Kaylan T.
5 years ago

Yeah- happy for them! That will be one well-cared for pup!

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Walt E.
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Walt E.
5 years ago

what the bleep is a "Portuguese Water Dog"?

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Kelly B.
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Kelly B.
5 years ago

"The family wants a rescue Portuguese Water Dog who is the appropriate age and match."

They are rescuing...did I miss something??

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Kelly B.
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Kelly B.
5 years ago

I'm sure they'll have no problem rescuing this breed...you can find any breed in a shelter.

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JOYCE S.
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JOYCE S.
5 years ago

I agree: I wish they would have rescued an animal instead - there are ways to deal with alergies.

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