PHOTO! Here are pictures of the Portuguese Water Hound! Obama said the Portuguese Water Hound could be the first dog. That or a Labradoodle.
ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos asked Obama the question today:
Stephanopoulos: “What kind of a dog are we getting and when are we getting it?”
President-elect Barack Obama: “The — they seem to have narrowed it down to a Labradoodle or a Portuguese water hound.”
Stephanopoulos: “A medium-sized.”
Obama: “Medium-sized dog, and so, we’re now going to start looking at shelters to see when one of those dogs might come up.”
Stephanopoulos: “So, you’re closing in on it?”
Obama: “We’re closing in on it. This has been tougher than finding a Commerce secretary.”
Petfinder describes the dog as follows:
“Portuguese Water Dog Temperament. The gregarious Portuguese water dog is a fun-loving, family-loving, water-loving dog. He is good with children, and other dogs and pets. He is sensitive and responds well to direction. He is a good breed for an active person wanting an adventurous, affectionate, biddable partner….
This active breed needs daily physical and mental exercise, preferably involving swimming and retrieving. Otherwise, he needs a long walk or jog or a vigorous romp. He is happiest living close to his family. His coat needs combing every other day, plus monthly clipping or scissoring.”