Dachshunds not yet in runing for first dog

The AKC is asking readers to vote on which breed of dog Barack Obama should get for his daughters. Alas, there are no Dachshunds in the running as the Obama family needs a hypoallergenic breed. The AKC-nominated candidates are:

  • Bichon Frise
  • Chinese Crested
  • Miniature Schnauzer
  • Poodle
  • Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

The Daily Doxie voted for the Bichon Frise with the poodle as second choice. We think a Bichon would be a good girl dog and the breed could use some good PR, given that its last turn in the political spotlight was with Eliot Spitzer.

Should John McCain win, there are also questions about who would take over the first dog role. McCain has two Yorkies — Lucy and Desi — as well as an English Springer Spaniel named Sam and a mutt called Coco. That’s quite a gang to take to the White House so he might have to pick and choose.

Readers, please tell the Daily Doxie your choices for first dog(s).

One thought on “Dachshunds not yet in runing for first dog

  1. Anonymous

    I think McCain should take the 2 Yorkies. I imagine they are lap dogs. I wonder if maybe the other two bigger dogs are at his ranch? I’m sure the White House won’t allow 4.
    As for Obama -if he is getting a dog to make people think he is all American that is not a good reason for getting a dog – which dog fits the image he wants to project.

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