Ever since election day, the search for the next first family pet has been a hot topic debated by political experts and animal lovers.
President-elect Barack Obama and wife Michelle are ready to select one of two dog breeds for their daughters Malia and Sasha to bring to the White House. AP reports that the lucky breeds still in contention are the Labradoodle (a Labrador and Poodle mix) and the Portuguese water hound.
Obama told George Stephanopoulos on ABC News' "This Week," "We're closing in on it," adding, "This has been tougher than finding a commerce secretary."
The Obamas would like to rescue a shelter dog, but they must accommodate Malia's allergies, so it's necessary to select a particular breed.
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