Dog breeds Obama family might consider as a pet

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President-elect Obama says a main criterion for his family's first dog would be whether it is hypoallergenic, since his daughter Malia is allergic. Experts say an ideal first dog should also be good with kids and visitors.

A look at dog breeds that might be good candidates:

Breeds that typically don't shed:


-Bichon frise

-Portuguese water dogs



-Westies (West Highland White Terriers)

-Scottish Terriers


Breeds with a more friendly temperament:


-Cocker spaniels

-Golden retrievers

-Labrador retrievers

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