08-06-2009, 04:22 PM
Well the Obama's did pick a Portuguese Water Dog, which is probably why Obama wants people to report fishy activity to the WH.
Portuguese Water Dogs are originally from the Portuguese region of the Algarve, from where the breed expanded to all around Portugal's coast, where they were taught to herd fish into fishermen's nets, to retrieve lost tackle or broken nets, and to act as couriers from ship to ship, or ship to shore. Portuguese Water Dogs rode in bobbing fishing trawlers as they worked their way from the warm Atlantic waters of Portugal to the frigid fishing waters off the coast of Iceland where the fleets caught cod to bring home. Portuguese Water Dogs were also often taken with sailors, during the Portuguese discoveries.
Portuguese Water Dog - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portuguese_Water_Dog)