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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 11-06-2008, 03:55 PM Thread Starter
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Which Breed Should the Obamas Adopt?

Hi guys

We decided to have some fun on the site and have posted a poll asking our viewers/surfers to decide which pup should become the '1st dog.'

http://animal.discovery.com/tv/dogs-...uppy/poll.html

Please note: The breeds selected were based on a list of recommended "first dogs" from the AKC and also through researching breeds that have been popular in the White House throughout history.

Also important to keep in mind, we want Obama to adopt/rescue a dog and so far it looks like he will, the question we are posing is as to which particular breed the family should look into.

Sadly, GSDs are not on the list...is that a good thing or a bad thing?

Some other factors to consider - allergies & travel.

What do you think? Place your vote & then let's discuss :-D

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Re: Which Breed Should the Obamas Adopt?

To tell you the truth, I am not excited about any of the breeds listed.

I'm sure that they want to get a friendly looking dog as well as a friendly behaving dog-so they should get a coated, fluffy, big-hearted GSD. But, I am resigned to the fact that they won't get a GSD-but that's their loss.

I read that one of the little girls wanted a Labradoodle.


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Re: Which Breed Should the Obamas Adopt?

Here are some additional comments. Michelle Obama did say they will adopt a rescue dog.

https://www.germanshepherds.com/forum...page=0&fpart=1

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Re: Which Breed Should the Obamas Adopt?

I am so biased, I can only recommend GSDs.

I had one for my first dog, and it was the best dog ever. I will never get another breed of dog - for myself - ever again.

I wonder whom I could write to for this wonderful recommendation.

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Re: Which Breed Should the Obamas Adopt?

What ???? no GSD ??????

What ???? no Beagle ?????



Well thats just un American...........LOL

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Re: Which Breed Should the Obamas Adopt?

The Lab or the Irish setter, that last thing I want is President O is a quiet moment


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Re: Which Breed Should the Obamas Adopt?

I would not call a Bedlington a good 'first' dog.

And I would not say a Golden is a good choice for someone with allergies.
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Re: Which Breed Should the Obamas Adopt?

I think this was brought up on another thread, but one of President Obama's daughters has an allergy so they need to get a non-shedding, hypoallergenic breed... thus, no shepherds, labs, etc.
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Re: Which Breed Should the Obamas Adopt?

I voted for the bichon. They're one of the few mini breeds I like and think a bichon would be a darling complement to the Obama girls. It would also be small enough to travel with the family, right?

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Originally Posted By: MaxGunnarThe Lab or the Irish setter, that last thing I want is President O is a quiet moment
Now you know he'll leave it to the secret service to chase the little munchkin around the Oval office when the kids aren't around.

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