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Portuguese Water Dog or Labradoodle: Who Could Choose?!

The time has come for the Obamas to decide on the cwute widdle doggie they'll be installing into their new home, which will be ceremoniously seized from the Bushies tomorrow. Last week, it was reported that the Obamas had narrowed the breed field to two: It's gonna be either the Portuguese Water Dog or the Labradoodle.

I gotta jump in here and offer my official support for the Labradoodle. Yeah, the whole designer breed thing is kinda chintzy; yeah, the name is really dumb. But check out this little 'Doodle who hangs out outside my neighborhood coffee shop, tethered outdoors so all may drink in its cuteness:

Awww! Look at that little Labradoodle face! Who'd rather be staring at a monstrous Portuguese Water Dog's mug right now? Gross!

Awww! Watch how the Labradoodle gets its little legs suck in its leash, in a display of cuteness completely unknown to the Portuguese Water Dog Owning community!

Awww! The Labradoodle thinks it's people, unlike the Portuguese Water Dog, which has no friends and rarely graciously poses for photographs!
What does this Portuguese Water Dog look like anyway? It sounds very gross and ugly to me!

AWWW! Foiled again by the notoriously sneaky Portuguese Water Dog, far superior in surprise cuteness to the pedestrian—in fact mousy—Labradoodle breed.

  • Maassive

    Hey - Dave Maass here from the Santa Fe Reporter. FYI - During the summer, SFR's investigative team established that the Portuguese Water Dog Association of America has a line to the Obama campaign through Gaye Pollitt, a New Mexico delegate to the Democratic National Convention.

  • Amanda Hess

    that's some crack doggy reporting, Maass!

  • Maassive


    We grilled Pollitt on it just a few minutes ago and brought up the issue of PWD ugliness as discussed on your blog.

    Audio here:

  • The Sexiest

    Portuguese Water Dogs became my least favorite breed during my internship in a prominent Washington office, when part of my intern duties were to walk the boss' two Portuguese water dogs, several times a day. No, wait, that wasn't part of my duties. That was ALL of my duties.

    And as for what they look like? I have to admit that Portuguese water dogs are sort of cute, but nowhere near as adorable as any breed that is not a Portuguese water dog. They are wretched creatures that bring back memories of a terrible internship that didn't even help me get a job, or into graduate school.

  • TNG Zack

    Ms. Hess, I cannot believe the level of Portugese Water Dog (PWD) defamation you almost let pass on this site. I'm glad you came around. I htink the PWDs are fuckin' adorable. If I wanted a dog, and if my boyfriend wasn't a dachsund freak, I would get one.

  • Amanda Hess

    Too cute, can't choose!

  • hayley

    the pwd is the best/cutest dog in the entire world! the laradoodles r BUTT UGLY!