POLITICS
02/11/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Obama: Finding Puppy "Tougher Than Finding A Commerce Secretary" (VIDEO)

The Obama family is planning to get either a labradoodle or a Portuguese water hound, the President-elect said Sunday.

George Stephanopoulos asked about the dog on ABC's "This Week," saying he was passing along a question from Barack Obama's daughters sitting in the control room: "What kind of a dog are we getting and when are we getting it?"

"While you were getting made up," Stephanopoulos told Obama, "they went into the control room and played director and producer. And they actually gave me a question they want me to ask you. You know exactly what it's going to be."

"They seem to have narrowed it down to a labradoodle or a Portuguese water hound ... medium-sized dog, and so, we're now going to start looking at shelters to see when one of those dogs might come up."

"So, you're closing in on it?" Stephanopoulos asked.

"We're closing in on it. This has been tougher than finding a commerce secretary," the President-elect said.

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