Advice to Obamas on getting a dog.

I understand that your daughter is allergic.  So you need to identify what breeds are appropriate.  Then you have three very good options…
1) Put the word out to all of the shelters in the US that you are looking for that breed (not all shelter dogs are mutts).
2) Contact the specific breed rescue organization for the breed you are looking for.
3) Consider fostering the dog (breed specific) of a service man or woman serving our country overseas.  What a great lesson to teach your girls!

Lynn from VA