The President-elect is not too hip on getting a small dog when he and his family move into the White House. Check out the back and forth between Barbara Walters and the future First Family (from Politico):
Obama: "Cha Cha?" (Walters dog is named Cha Cha Cha)
Bawbwa: "It's short for Cha Cha Cha."
O: "What is a Havanese?"
B: "It's like a little terrier and they're non-allergenic and they're the sweetest dogs.."
O: [Face suddenly changes.] "It's like a little yappy dog?"
Michelle: "Don't criticize."
O: "It, like, sits in your lap and things?"
M: "It's a cute dog."
O: "It sounds kinda like a girly dog."
M: "We're girls. We have a houseful of girls."
O [with hand gestures]: "We're going to have a big rambunctious dog, of some sort."
My bet is the Obama's will end up with a standard poodle (the big kind) since poodles are hypoallergenic.