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Obama's New Puppy?


Well based on the Biden breeder thread, I'm feeling for the breeder of this one.

I think a PWD is a great choice.

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If it is true, I am very glad they went with a portie. I got to love a few at the dog show yesterday and I think they are a great breed for little girls and a great dog to have in a very busy public place And I am really glad it isn't a doodle of some sorts!!!

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A good friend of mine has had 2 of these, both very active, sporty dogs. The first one developed a brain tumor, though, in mid life and died after a home vet mistakenly injected a vaccine into her instead of her PWG brother. The brother, who they still have, is a wild man. They are lots of fun for kids, but for me too big and too much of a handful.
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It's a good thing the Obama's have help ,especially with their hectic lifestyle. These dogs need lots of excercise and grooming.

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It doesn't sound like a great choice to me for such a busy family with a regimented life. And they have never owned a dog before, according to the story I just read on MSNBC. Nor did Barack or Michele ever own a dog. So watch out. This puppy had another prior home but it wasn't a good fit. Something tells me some White House functionary will be exercising this dog a lot. Ted Kennedy gave them this dog, and owns three, but that fits his lifestyle, famously outdoorsy family, homes with big lawns, etc.

Well, I wish them the best, and am delighted it WASN'T a Havanese.

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So glad they did not go with a Hav....let's see how fast the PWD gains in popularity.

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We had friends who had one but he was very high maintenance and he also suffered from separation anxiety. He could never be left on his own and he had to go to doggie day care long before it became in vogue and the in thing .
He also had to have a hip replacement due to a bad hip ..
Do not get me wrong I think they are great dogs but I am not sure they are right for the white house .
I do not think he is the right dog for two little girls - not because of their temperment but because of size and weight ..
I had a german shorthair I am only 5 3 and he was a lot of dog for me .. I loved him dearly and he was a wonderful dog but when he was a puppy he was rambucious and difficult to control at times .. He required a lot of exercise which was great for me but it is also time consuming .. I took him to obedience and he was totally bored by the whole thing ..
I think this is Obamas dog and I doubt he will have the time to train him . He was very clear he did not want a girlie dog which makes me wonder who is the dog really for his children or for his I am in control image ..
Sorry guys I have met some doodles dogs and I really like them ..
? Why are you so against them
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Well "Bo" is adorable, but what puppy isn't? I'm guessing they have been warned, and I'm glad they at least took a good long time picking the puppy. I hope they make a statement about breeders/puppymills/shelters/rescue etc, maybe one of the daughters, or both will become vocal in this area.

I wish them luck with their new puppy and family member, I can imagine how excited they are that he's coming to join them!


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After having been around a PWD youngster, all I have to say about the breed is . . . cute, but . . . whew!!!!

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