Hey, Obama Girls, Peru's Got Your Puppy

Not cute or furry, but Peruvian Hairless loves kids, is hypoallergenic
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 11, 2008 1:19 PM CST
First dog Barney--getting a lift here from President Bush--has developed a biting problem as his White House days wind down.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Peru may hold the solution to the president-elect’s canine conundrum, the Telegraph reports. The Peruvian Hairless, a dog with ancient Inca origins, is hypoallergenic and family friendly, perfect for Obama’s allergic daughter Malia; a puppy has been offered to the incoming first family. “If we send it to the United States, its official name will be Machu Picchu,” said the director of the Friends of the Peruvian Hairless Dog Association.