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Lets’ start the betting on the new first dog

Gang of 4 minus 2, originally uploaded by joshcalebwray.

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 Daily Dachshund and Dog News is betting that Malia and Sascha are going to end up with a Bichon Frise like the cutie on the left above. Renowned psychologist and dog writer Stanley Coren says that a Bichon is one of three hypoallergenic and good-tempered breeds he would recommend for first dog. He writes at Psychology Today:

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.

Bookmakers, let us know the odds please.

Famous politicians, or ex-politicians, with Bichon Frises include Eliot Spitzer.

Goldendoodle vs. Peruvian Hairless Dog

Boomer F1B Goldendoodle Male 11-1-06, originally uploaded by diamonddoodles.

It’s not hard to see why Malia Obama believes that the Goldendoodle is “the optimal dog.”

Now, just imagine what she might do if her parents decided to accept the Peruvian Hairless puppy dog that’s been offered to the family as a gift. Yep, bet that would go over well with the Obama girls.

Peruvian hairless dog, originally uploaded by DjElated.

Talk about regifting dilemmas.

The campaign for a first Dachshund begins

“Sasha and Malia, I love you both more than you can imagine. And you have earned the new puppy that’s coming with us,” Obama said at the start of his victory speech.

Obama had promised that whether or not he won the White House, his daughters Sasha and Malia could get a dog.

Michelle Obama has said the family plans on getting a rescue dog.

Reuters also reports that vice-president elect Joe Biden will be getting a big dog. the Daily Doxie would like to recommend a Dachshund or a Dachshund Chihuahua cross (Chiweenie) or even a Westie. As for Biden we suggest a labdoodle.

See the Daily Dachshund and Dog News‘ previous election coverage by clicking on the label directly below.
Update: Sign the petition to get a wiener dog in the White House.

Super Dog Video Tuesday

A very funny dog video from Vladae Roytapel, A.K.A. the Dog Wizard, who claims to be a former Russian KGB dog trainer. Fox News says that “based on personalities and traits, he matches presidential candidates with the proper dog. To make it more interesting, he puts the whole thing to a rap.” The Daily Doxie says, “He’s a riot.”

For now you have to go to Fox to watch.

New Hampshire: Hillary’s there for Doxie owners

Labrador retriever owner and cat dumper Hillary Clinton beat out frontrunner Barack Obama in the New Hampshire primaries.

Despite his doglessness, Obama counts several Dachshunds among his supporters.

The Daily Doxie was, however, unable to turn up any photos of Hillary-supporting Dachshunds. The closest we came was the T-shirt on the left. But the New York Times did reveal that, in her role as a senator, Hillary has shown sympathy to grieving wiener dog owners.

Over the years, Mrs. Clinton has won a reputation as a good boss. She is diligent about remembering birthdays and doing things like calling her Senate scheduler, Lona Valmoro, to offer condolences after her dachshund, Largo, was run over by a car.

Wonder if she shed any tears over little Largo?

Dachshunds and the Iowa Caucuses

Good news, politicos. Our official US elections 2008 coverage starts today at the Daily Dachshund and Dog News, with the focus on Iowa Caucuses winners, Barack Obama of the Democrats and Republican Mike Huckabee. According to this authoritative article on the pets of presidential candidates, Obama is dogless but his daughters are pushing to add a pup to the family. The Daily Doxie is willing to be that by the time this campaign is over, they’ll have gotten their way. Puppies make for such good PR.

So far, Obama’s doglessness doesn’t appear to have hurt him with canine-loving voters, however. There’s a Puppies4Obama website where more than 100 dogs declare their support for the senator from Illinois including these Dachshunds.

Meanwhile Newsweek recently reported that former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee –the owner of a black Lab named Jet and a Shih Tzu named Sonic — has (just like his closest rival Mitt Romney) some genuine dog skeletons in his closet, news which is not going unnoticed on the dog chatboards.