Obama searches for hypoallergenic dog
US president-elect Barack Obama is on the hunt for a hypoallergenic dog to take to the White House but many allergy experts and organisations question whether there is such a dog.
After sweeping to victory in the US presidential election Barack Obama announced that he and his family were on the hunt for a hypoallergenic dog to join them in the White House in January. Obama's eldest daughter Malia, though an animal lover, unfortunately suffers an allergy to dogs.
As any subject surrounding the Obama's this has generated a huge buzz about hypoallergenic dogs. There are a number of websites which claim some breeds of dog do not trigger allergies at all in those with dog allergies. Purebred poodles and the popular hybrid 'labradoodle' are often touted as being hypoallergenic or allergy-free but many allergy experts and organisations believe this is wishful thinking.