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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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such sad jealous people in denial....i feel for them!

2024 days ago


i swear to god...pets with that luks scare me....

2024 days ago


@14 So true. Animal activist are psychotic! They threatened the life of a human being for a dog. They should be prosecuted for terroristic threats. Trying to bully people into their agenda is the name of their game and harrassment. that poor lady is being hounded and they have turned her life upside down as if she is responsible single handed for all the years that unwanted animals are put to sleep. How many times have these idiots protested that a kill shelter become a no kill? Why don't they adopt every animal in all the shelters and keep at their personal homes to save their lives instead of being self righteous bullies!!

2024 days ago

Give me a break    

Wake up you brain-washed PETA/HSUS lovers who believe every lie they tell? Do you love the pets you own? Well, read between the lines of PETA's aint gonna have them for long if they have their way. NO-ONE to own animals, ever, from the mouth of the biggest moron of all, their founder, Ingrid Newkirk. If you nuts want a shelter animal, go for it! You'll find some lovely pets there. Just don't try and force your ideas on those that don't! Also that's utter PETA crap that for every purebred purchased, a shelter dog will die. And to the idiot who said the Obamas got their dog from a "puppy mill", God help me, how much jungle juice have you been guzzling? I also can't believe the grubby minds of those of you who say such horrible things about the President and his lovely wife and family, and I don't even live in your country! There's an old saying..."those in glass houses shouldn't throw stones." Would do you well to take that on board!!!!!

2024 days ago


That's the ugliest dog i've ever seen...........kind of looks like Michelle!!! HAHA

2024 days ago

same same same    

This is one more example of OBAMAS "tall tales" rescue // rehomed!


2023 days ago


President Giggles and Secretary of State Cackles need to focus on other issues, namely stopping the Dixie Chick "I'm sorry I'm an American" Tour and build UP America to the world instead of tearing her down everywhere they go. Yes, I am sure he can multitask in getting a damm dog considering just like with everything else he needs other people to get the job done for him! He is a disgrace. He does not know what he is doing and is faking it. He is like a marionette with the liberal powers that be who got him elected pulling the strings: ACORN, Saudi princes who he now bows to, and George Soros. Change we can believe in? My a$$.

2023 days ago


that's a ugly dog

2023 days ago


124. what your mother is named michelle

2023 days ago


Will Obama be using a teleprompter or just cue cards when he talks to the dog? Sit, lay down, rollover, fetch...

2023 days ago


PUPPYGATE-This really makes me mad- don't even attempt to say you "rescued" this dog. These dogs cost $5000.00 dollars to begin with and one with that lineage- probably much much more. Just admit that Ted Kennedy gave you a dog. This is a big lie!

2023 days ago

sparkys nemesis    

First of all, it *should* have been a shelter dog or a rescue dog. Secondly, I cannot understand why people want male dogs (except for breeding) because the females have the milder natures and without all those gross male attributes, like humping. And third, yes they wanted a non-shedding dog...but I know someone who has Portuguese water dogs; they're on the large side and a bit rambunctious.

2023 days ago


The dog will be the BEST looking one in the White House.

2023 days ago

Linda Mott    

I know they were worried about allergies and these dogs have fur that is accepted as low risk for allergies. They are cute and very good with children. I'm so glad the whole first family is now in the White House. You know he is going to be in the Oval Office most of the time. The boys can hang out together.

2023 days ago


Why does anyone think they have the right to judge the Obamas or Bidens on where they get their dogs? There are so many haters out there just looking for a way to criticize. It makes me ashamed of humans that we are so petty. It's ok for anyone else to buy a pet from a reputable breeder, but somehow the leaders of our country are obligated to help clean up yet ANOTHER mess our citizens created. How about letting them have a day off and a private life.

I doubt that taking time to take a pee or pet a puppy will preclude resolution of the pirate situation. I don't believe POTUS needs to be staring at the TV tube like a moron not committed every second. I do believe he's capable of multi-tasking.

Why don't YOU ALL give that a go...and get a life.

2023 days ago
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