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Sunny the Portuguese water dog - the latest addition to the Obama family – was bought from a breeder in Michigan for around $2,300 and seems have been born though frozen sperm, MailOnline can reveal today.
Sunny was introduced to the world earlier this week as a new sister for Bo and the Obama girls through pictures posted on the White House blog but few details about where she came from - apart from saying Sunny was born in June in Michigan.
MailOnline tracked down Sunny’s birthplace to Amy Lane in Attica, Michigan. Mrs Lane runs a farm and a Portuguese puppy breeding center there called Allegiance PWDs.
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Ms Lane would only say: ‘The only comment is I have no comment’ when asked whether she was the lucky breeder. But MailOnline has learned one of her puppies is definitely now running around the White House lawn.
Ms Lane was delighted to welcome a litter on June 11 last year.
She announced the arrivals on her Facebook page and also her website, giving potential buyers and fans of the breed updates of the adorable puppies from when they were aged between three days old and four-weeks-old.
The litter were born to father Henry and mother Slipper. Trouble is Henry was not actually around for the conception.
He died in 2010, and his frozen sperm was used to impregnate Slipper – described as having a ‘tremendous headpiece’.
On her website, Mrs Lane said of Henry: ‘Henry was a fantastic PWD who passed away on June 12, 2010. This breeding was made possible by frozen semen from the year 2000.
'Henry was a special dog and we felt was the perfect mate for Slipper with his size, temperament, and overall appearance.'
She added that he was a ‘showman, mellow, laid back and if all the other dogs in our neighborhood barked, he could care less’ – ironically, attributes that could also be attributed to the President.