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Monday, January 12, 2009

Obama's Dog

Well, I was reading an article at The Star Celeb, and Obama has narrowed down the feild of breeds. Well, ONE breed, and the other a mutt. He wants to get either a Portuguese Water Dog or a mixed labrador and poodle (better known to other people as "labradoodles"). IF he does go with the labradoo, that would be catastrophic!! Next thing you know, everyone will be seeking these mutts. Even the person who wrote the article thinks they are the best choice. Bad idea! Mongrels never have a fixed personality. I personally have never seen a mongrel whose personality was 100% better than those of any purebreeds. The trouble is the public is pushed to believe they are better, so they get these mutts not expecting them to give any problems. And then when they do, the mutts wind up in the pound. Some of the worst dog attacks I've ever heard of were committed by mongrels. If Obama does get a mongrel, I can only hope he gets it from a shelter. At least they put down dogs that have bad temperaments! That's the only way they'd find a mixed-breed guaranteed to have a good personality. Don't go to a breeder of mixed breeds! They'll only tell you what they think you want to hear because all they are interested in is pocketing the money from the sale.

Personally, if it were me, a lover of pure-breed dogs, I'd go for the Portuguese Water Dog. But you're less likely to find them in shelters. In fact I've never seen one in a shelter. A tribute to how good a personality pure-breeds have over mongrels. Personally if it were me, I'd never get either dog with girls under 10 years old! I don't trust labradors at all. And poodles are too hyper. But then so are the water dogs. But then again, poodles and the Water Dogs are the only non-allergenic dogs. Labradors are a totally different story, and that's another problem with getting a labradoo, they may wind up with one that has a labrador-coat, even if it resembles a poodle, and it could shed, causing Obama's daughter undue allergies. But it's really his choice. If it were me, I'd have gone for a purebreed toy poodle.

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