Thursday, February 26, 2009

Give Me a Break: A Portuguese Water Dog from a Shelter?

The Portuguese Water Dog is very costly. The price for a puppy ranges from $1,500 to $2,500, and it's very unlikely that these noble beasts--ancestor to the charming bichon--find their way to a shelter. It is a rare type of dog, fit for a White House family who requires the very best of everything.

Today, Michelle Obama is looking for a shelter Portuguese Water dog for the first children, Melia and Sacha. Has anyone told her these dogs are rare? Shelter dogs that are extremely costly are not found very often, and even if one shows up the pedigree papers are never passed on. For that reason, the adopting family will never know whether the dog is purebred on not.

While I am not much for the animal right group PETA, a Youtube video makes a very important point about dog breeds, and I am quite sure you will enjoy seeing it. I hope Michelle Obama sees it, too.


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