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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 FirstDogCharlie.com.


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16.

Selena    

Captain Richard Phillips, takes responsibility. Part of his job. God bless you and your family.

1965 days ago
17.

Tim    

its black and white. perfect! Levin censors anything thats anti red. Douche.

1965 days ago
18.

Mik    

Every dog has its day.

1965 days ago
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John    

WTF?
Renaming a dog at 6 months old....I knew a dog that that happened to and trust me, he was never the same.
Ever heard of a dog with a stutter in his bark???

I HAVE .....

1965 days ago
20.

John    

“They say the dog is man’s best friend. I don’t believe that. How many of your friends have you neutered?”
~ Larry Reeb

1965 days ago
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Ms. X    

Alright TMZ writers, don't make me have to come down there or slap you through this monitor, "The black dog- a male".
You some racist azz mofo's. pfffst.

1965 days ago
22.

Bex    

He bows to terrorists.

1965 days ago
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Bex    

Mrs. X--I think they are refering to the dog as black because there is another picture of a dog on the page, you utter dolt.

1965 days ago
24.

billyboyhere    

Where is the outrage from PETA on this bozo not getting a dog from a Shelter? If PETA does not protest than they are hypocrites and are picking on people and groups and organization they simply dont like vs. not doing the right thing for the animals. Please PETA, this is wrong. Dont let OPRAH get away with it either.

1965 days ago
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Ms. X    

#22 Doc
You must be young because you are very naive.

1965 days ago
26.

YIKES    

THE WORLD IS GOING TO HELL AND OBAMA'S BIG PRESSING ISSUE IS A DOG...

1965 days ago
27.

carriss    

That thing is ugly, get them a labrador instead, and get it from a shelter. They're great dogs and love kids. That ugly bag of hair will only cost you more than it's worth, it's just arm candy.

1965 days ago
28.

Terri    

Who dog gone cares.

1965 days ago
29.

Mary    

What about adopting a "mutt like me?" What about his promise to rescue a dog from a shelter? Please, tell me this news is fake. A returned purebred puppy mill dog is not acceptable. That dog would have just been resold. What about saving a life in the shelter? TMZ, I hope you got this story wrong. The promise to get a "mutt shelter dog" was important to a lot of people.He needs to keep that promise.

1965 days ago
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Terri    

Did the Kennedys get this dog with the long heritage from the waters of the infamous car accident???

1965 days ago
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