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Do Tell: Do You Agree With America's Pick For Obama?

Do Tell: Do You Agree With America's Pick For Obama?

Remember that poll to help America pick a pooch for Barack Obama? Although rescuing is usually a good option, his daughters suffer from allergies, meaning a hypoallergenic dog would do best in this home. Timed to coincide with his acceptance of the Democratic Party nomination, the AKC's released the results: a Poodle.

Personally, of the five finalists (Bichon Frise, Chinese Crested, Miniature Schnauzer, Poodle, and Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier), I was pulling for the mini Schnauzer — do you agree with the suggestion of any of the three sizes of poodles, or do you have a different idea?

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MissLys013 MissLys013 7 years
Just going by looks I think the Bichon Frise, Mini Schnauzer, and Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier are adorable. My dog is half schnauzer though and he is awful with kids. I don't know if that is the breed or just him.
emmebeth emmebeth 7 years
I think it's more important to make sure the family considers adopting a dog from a shelter.
sldc sldc 7 years
A standard (and unshaved) poodle from hunting stock would be a hardy and beautiful dog.
fuzzles fuzzles 7 years
Mini Shnauz here, all the way. Loved a great one when I was a wee one. She was part clown, part dedicated buddy, and absolutely no sneezes whatsoever. :D
Spectra Spectra 7 years
I probably would've picked a miniature Schnauzer too...they are very mellow and great with kids. Poodles can be fairly nice dogs too, but you have to get one from a reputable breeder that breeds for temperament so you don't get one that's nuts.
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 7 years
:rotfl: Yes, I think this is the perfect choice for Obama.
HeidiMD HeidiMD 7 years
I dislike poodles, and I've never encountered one that seemed like a good family pet at all.
Da-Ly Da-Ly 7 years
Not a poodle fan as all the ones I've met have been absolutely nutters. I was hoping they'd get either a bichon or a schnauzer.
psychobabble psychobabble 7 years
Coton de Tulear, they're not AKC recognized, but they are adorable dogs and hypoallergenic! Though, I really am not a poodle fan.
serendipitous serendipitous 7 years
I think they should go with a Maltese like my little puppy. He's hypoallergenic and a super playful and easy to take care of dog! He loves little kids and he loves attention. A poodle just does not seem right for the Obama kids. I never have liked poodles! I love my Mozzy Mozzarella. :) I even have pics in my album!
runningesq runningesq 7 years
You can rescue purebred dogs!
chancleta chancleta 7 years
I want to pick a dog for McCain :(
couture-yourself couture-yourself 7 years
I don't agree. I think the Miniature Schnauzer would have been a much better choice.
Jillz1128 Jillz1128 7 years
I am not a poodle fan. Plus if you cut them for show they look a little silly.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 7 years
Yea when I was little one of my friends had a poodle and it was CRAZY!
teresamari teresamari 7 years
I would have picked the SC Wheaten over a poodle - poodles can be too high strung.
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