Hypoallergenic Dogs for Obama's Kids


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In his victory speech, Obama told his daughters that they'd finally get the puppy they've always wanted. But the on the radio recently, I heard Obama say he needed a full-bred dog--not a mutt--because one of his girls is allergic to dogs.




The New York Times is also talking about Obama and his kids' pet allergies. And so are CafeMoms: sharebearII recently joked in The CafeMom Newcomers Club that Obama should get a pitbull without lipstick.

Meanwhile, my own twins are begging for a puppy. But I'm the same way: I'm allergic to pet fur. Even so, I have a love affair with my long-haired, cuddly cat. I'd love to get a dog that doesn't make me itch like I have fleas.

I found this article from dogbreedinfo.com on the most hypoallergenic dogs. Here are my 10 picks from the story (that is, if paying for the puppy from a breeder were not an object):

  • American Hairless Terrier
  • Bichon Frise
  • Chinese Crested
  • Cockapoo
  • Doodleman Pinscher
  • Havanese
  • Maltese
  • Shih-Tzu
  • Toy Poodle
  • Yorkshire Terrier

Do you or your children have pet allergies? What kind of hypoallergenic dog would you get?

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