December 27th, 2008
01:22 PM ET
13 years ago

The White House dog

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="What does it take to be the First Dog?"]

Watch: The search for the first dog is still on for President-elect Barack Obama and his family. CNN's Louise Schiavone has the latest.

Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama
soundoff (27 Responses)
  1. Maggie SC

    All it takes to be a first dog is to win the race.

    December 27, 2008 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  2. Amber

    This just in: hundreds dying in Gaza as the current president runs out the clock at Camp David.

    Really, CNN, what's the matter with you?

    If you must get canine-obsessive, at least wait till they get the dog. Then you and Time can do a Flash photo gallery on it.

    December 27, 2008 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  3. FreeNLovIt

    That black dog is so cute...

    December 27, 2008 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  4. California Gold

    That black dog is the one and only Barney, The Wonder Dog. I own a Scotty and he is a Democrat (he he he).

    December 27, 2008 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  5. New Yorker

    C'mon CNN – who cares?

    December 27, 2008 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  6. WIlly Brown

    In a brazen move to reach across the isle, Obama Administration has asked Barney to stay on so to a sign of unity to the American voters that change is coming.

    December 27, 2008 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  7. Texas Teacher

    Cute dog.... is and always was.. just goes to show that Laura Bush probably has good taste in dogs! *LOL* Biden's new pup is sweet... and I am sure that the Obama's dog will be also. 🙂

    December 27, 2008 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  8. ml - California

    That "black dog" snaps, as obsserved on TV. This animal belongs to Bush! Need I say more?

    December 27, 2008 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  9. Pam

    Is today the slowest news day ever or what? Find something news worthy to report on please!

    December 27, 2008 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  10. Godluvr

    Louise, the Obamas aren't worrying about getting their little dog, why are you so concerned? Please, adjust your focus. Too many troubling things going on in the world to waste time with needless information. I love the Obamas and think they would agree.

    December 27, 2008 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  11. Peace

    What is the role of the White House Dog in the White House??????
    Just to give extra work to the care taker.

    December 27, 2008 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  12. happy new year

    i'll miss barney.

    December 27, 2008 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  13. No Hillary = No Obama

    Obama, being the elitist that he is, with his elite cabinet choices, will get an elite dog. Watch – it will have a pedigree that has a shared lineage with Abe Lincoln or FDR or JFK's dogs. Why doesn't he just rescue one from the D.C. or Chicago SPCA? Not good enough? Another reason I didn't vote for him.

    December 27, 2008 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  14. Jay

    Has everyone forgotten that the dog is for the girls? It was not to be the President's dog. Get them something cute and cuddly, like a Bichon-Freize.

    December 27, 2008 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  15. Shane

    amber look at the home page and it is talking about the situation in gaza- you are in the politics section.

    December 27, 2008 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  16. tom

    Obama Hussein is taking so long because of how hard it is to find a better lap dog than the media.

    December 27, 2008 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  17. POOP

    poopie time

    December 27, 2008 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
  18. John

    What about Clifford, the big red dog. I hear it is the only book Obama has read.

    December 27, 2008 05:25 pm at 5:25 pm |
  19. mb

    Slow news day

    December 27, 2008 05:30 pm at 5:30 pm |
  20. 24 More Days!!

    PE Obama and future First lady Obama have stated that they will not get a dog until the family is firmly settled into the White House. They want to bring their new puppy into a stable environment as responsible pet owners.

    December 27, 2008 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  21. Joe Fattal

    All it takes is to look at Michelle Obama and you you won't need a dog.

    December 27, 2008 05:47 pm at 5:47 pm |
  22. nclaw441

    Waiting for the libs to attack the dog for being Bush's dog...

    December 27, 2008 05:59 pm at 5:59 pm |
  23. Saltsman

    So, Bush has a Negro dog, eh? Does he pick cotton?

    December 27, 2008 06:00 pm at 6:00 pm |

    Barney is cute!
    Cuter than Bush, even.

    December 27, 2008 06:02 pm at 6:02 pm |
  25. Alert

    I love Bush's dog, even if he bites. Beautiful breed.

    December 27, 2008 06:05 pm at 6:05 pm |
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