A Portuguese is a great breed; a high energy, friendly working dog that loves to romp and play with children. I think they were very smart to take a dog who is not a tiny puppy; ready to roll, so to speak.
A question and a comment have come to mind since I saw photos of the Obamadog.
Question: Did someone specifically choose a black and white dog?
I want to say "Yes! That is how smart and thoughtful they are." I also want to say "No! They wouldn't be that Machiavellian."
Comment: Those Kennedys will do anything to have a member of "The Clan" (Kennedy Clan, that is) on Pennsylvania Avenue.