Since Obama's victory speech on Tuesday night where he told his girls, "I love you more than you can imagine, and you have earned the new puppy that's coming with us to the White House." - the talk of the town has been which puppy breed the Obamas should select. (Seriously, here's a giant NY Times article on the subject).
The Daily Show also addressed the matter: Road to the Dog House
One constraint is that the dog must be hypoallergenic - due to allergy problems in the family. This points to breeds like Poodles, Bichon Frises or Goldendoodles...which don't shed...as prime options. Here's a list of recommended breeds for people with allergies from the American Kennel Club.
Have a puppy suggestion for the Obamas? Let's hear it. Post a picture too. This really is just an extended excuse to post pictures of cute puppies.