OK, enough with the wishful thinking and the polls. The Obama family needs a hypoallergenic dog so it’s highly unlikely they’re going to get a Dachshund puppy (even if they should.)
Also, at this point, everyone’s pretty much had their say and a chance to boost their favourite dog breed. Now is the time to forget all those cheerleaderish polls and put your money where your mouth is. Let’s raise the stakes.
The Bichon Frise is a small white dog that looks like a miniature poodle with a round face and shorter legs. Its springy undercoat doesn’t hold much hair or dander and is recommended by the American Kennel Club for allergy sufferers. More importantly it is a playful and gentle dog that is robust enough to survive rough play.
The Bichon is also a girl dog, adorable and fluffy, unlike that Peruvian Hairless Dog that was offered up like a bad Christmas gift.
After the Animal Rescue League scanned Tootsie for a microchip, they learned he was registered to a family in Pleasantville, N.J.
“One of our adoption counselors took the extra effort to send a letter saying we have found a dog with a microchip that was related to this address,” said Tifanie Tiberio of the Animal Rescue League. “We mailed it, and several days later we heard back from the family.”
Does it strike anyone else as strange that they used snail mail instead of email or the phone?
Our competitor for the wiener dog news market has discovered that back in the day, Sports Illustrated magazine put Doxies on the cover. Guess that was before they figured out that long-legged beauties sell better.
Thankfully, these two Doxies have now been rescued:
Suzanna and her puppy Nikki had more than 100 cactus needles covering their bodies when they were rescued. The two long-haired dachshunds were abandoned in the country for hours before a couple driving by saw them from the road. The dogs had done nothing wrong; there just wasn’t enough money for their family to care for them.
There are lots of photos at the site as well as this video: