I have been dying to make a suggestion for Obama's dog selection.
He should get a miniature schnauzer, like my little puppy "Wiki" below. (Yes, I named my dog after Wikipedia.)
She's very cute, highly intelligent, won't exceed 10 pounds (that means she can travel well) and does not shed!!
And before all of you start thinking I got a prissy, yappy dog because I am a little princess myself, that's not true. She's actually rather quiet and my apartment enforces a weight limit on animals that isn't supposed to exceed 20 lbs. I'm playing it safe!