Dog breeder advises the Obamas to settle in before keeping a pet

January 15th, 2009 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI  

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Chicago, January 15 (ANI): While Barack Obama and his family are struggling to decide which dog to own, a dog breeder is advising them to wait for a while.
The U.S. President-elect recently revealed that his family would either own a Labradoodle or a Portuguese water dog.
His statement led to a debate whether the Obamas are ready for a new dog amid all the changes in their lives.
Dog breeders say that if the family chooses a Portuguese water dog, the animal will demand attention.
“When they get a puppy from me, you will probably never go to the restroom alone again. They follow you from room to room. Everywhere you go, they want to be with you,” the Chicago Sun-Times quoted Nigel Clark, who breeds water hounds in Elkhart, Indiana, as saying.
Clark doubts whether it is the right time for the Obamas to get a dog, despite the president-elect’’s promise to his children.
“Maybe they should settle in for six months and then look. I don”t know how many balls (the Obamas) can juggle at one time and how much time they”ll have to commit to the puppy’’s socializing and bonding,” he said.
Another breeder named Jim Rice, who lives in Rockford, has revealed that the Labradoodle may be a more laid-back option.
“They are excellent with kids. They are real quiet in the house,” he said.
The man who had 14 Labradoodles in his house added: “You don”t hear anything. I have two females in heat, and I have two males in the house, so it could get noisy at any minute.” (ANI)

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