Labradoodle First Pup Campaign Heats Up
In an open letter to the Obamas, Arbo sells his hypoallergenic breed as "SUPER FUN, SUPER CUTE & SUPER SMART." "I jokingly have aspirations that maybe the South Lawn could be a new dog run," says Nelson. On its first day Labradoodles for Obama attracted over 3,000 votes (88% pro-Labradoodle) and sold $2,500 in merchandise. (Profits go to the Washington Humane Society.)
The grassroots Labradoodle campaign will have to face off against the more traditional American Kennel Club, which is backing the Water Dog: "We have concerns about the Labradoodle only because it isn't a purebred dog and ... I think it's important for the family to know what they're getting," says Daisy Okas, a spokeswoman for the AKC.
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