Stop the presses! It looks like People Magazine’s interview with Michelle Obama, which suggests that the First Family is looking for a rescued Portuguese water dog that is “old enough” and a “match” for the family dynamic, may not be quite accurate, her press secretary Katie McCormick Lelyveld said. Here’s what the Chicago Tribune is reporting:
“They have not selected a breed,” Lelyveld said. “Mrs. Obama likes the Portuguese water dog, but she is only one of four votes.”
“Their primary focus now is that they get a dog that works with their lifestyle,” Lelyveld said.
President Obama told ABC News’ George Stephanopolous last month that the family had narrowed their search for a new pet to either a Portuguese water dog or a Labradoodle (a Labrador retriever-poodle cross thought of by many dog fanciers as a “designer dog”).
But as far as the Portuguese water dog is concerned, the breed is said to have some issues that might make the First Family want to think it over some more. Jump here to find out why.