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obamadog.pngSocial media has gone to the dogs with Best Friends Network’s Obama Family Dog. Their petition to get the Obamas to adopt a shelter dog instead of buying a pure breed has already gotten 45,000 signatures, spawned a Flickr group, and a Twitter feed. They’re using Facebook, MySpace and DIGG to spread the word too.
It all started when the staid old American Kennel Club asked Americans to vote on the best breed of dog for the Obamas to take to the White House. Presidential purebred pups are a White House tradition the site points out.
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Full disclosure: I’m not a fan of the AKC which has yet to recognize Labradoodles as a breed. Doods have been around since 1990, when they were bred in Australia as non-allergic guide dogs for the blind.