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Prez Pup Coming to Obama White House Tuesday

4/11/2009 10:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

ObamaWe have lots of exclusive details on the Portuguese Water Dog President Barack Obama and Michelle are getting for Sasha and Malia. The pooch will make its grand entrance on Tuesday, and it's coming from a prominent Texas kennel, with the help of Senator Ted Kennedy's family.

The black dog -- a male -- is approximately six months old. We've learned it was bred at the kennel and sold to someone who gave it back. The kennel is now "re-homing" the dog to the Obamas. The dog was named Charlie, but the Obamas will rename it.

Now here's where the Kennedys come into play. The kennel has sold the Kennedys three Portuguese Water Dogs in the past, all from the same lineage. The dog the Obamas will be getting is from the same lineage as the Kennedy dogs. The Kennedy family will be presenting the new dog to the Obamas, but it's really coming from the kennel.

The reason this all sounds so technical is that there are issues regarding gifts to the Prez. The fact that the pup is being re-homed makes it all kosher.

The dog pictured below (right) is the actual dog the Obamas will be getting, courtesy

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2029 days ago


2009 by booboom Yeah, You're Great

2029 days ago

Kayan Phoenix    

Wow .. i wouldn't pick that dog .. but Hey if they like .. Eh LOL

2029 days ago


Worlds Luckiest Dog.

2029 days ago


Love the dog and the girls are beautiful.....As for the rest of the family, it's probably beter to keep that to myself.......

2029 days ago


This is the best thing, a water dog to save our citizens being held captive. Thank you Kennedys, again to the best we salute.

2029 days ago


Clearly whoever picked the picture of the dog ... is no Obama fan. Ugly looking dog (probably not so bad in real life)...

2029 days ago


What happened to rescuing a dog? What phony excuse is being used? Now this dog has to be re-named? This is all a bit too cozy with the Kennedys. Why can't the Obamas get their own dog, There should be a pony to complete this dog& pony show.

2029 days ago


I think it sucks they didn't adopt a dog from a shelter. It sets a bad example for everyone else. For every dog bought another dog dies in a shelter!

2029 days ago


who gives a crap?!?! fix the damn economy instead of worrying about buying a freaking dog!

2029 days ago


Of course the Captain being held by pirates isn't gonna interupt this nimrods plans......

2029 days ago


Lexi is absolutely right ! #8, will you be my friend?

2029 days ago


Re-name the dog? That's intelligent.

2029 days ago


Hope it doesn't pee on any of Obama's many teleprompters!! That could be dangerous not only to the dog, but, our country would be in peril without a talking president!!

2029 days ago

lesbians rock    

That's BS about for every dog bought, another shelter dog dies. Besides, you essentially have to buy shelter dogs anyway, with all the fee's they hit you up with. Granted it's to pay for making sure the dog is healthy, but you are still paying for it. Biden bought a dog from a breeder, and people bitched about that, so I don't doubt people will bitch about the Obama's getting a pure breed.

2029 days ago
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