The pooch, which was publicly promised by Obama to his daughters Sasha and Malia in his election victory speech in Nov, will reportedly be a Portuguese Water Dog, tmz.com reports.
According to the website, the pooch comes from a prominent Texas kennel with the help of Senator Ted Kennedy's family.
"The black dog -- a male -- is approximately six months old," The Telegraph quoted the site, as stating.
"We've learned it was bred at the kennel and sold to someone who gave it back. The kennel is now 're-homing' the dog to the Obamas. The dog was named Charlie, but the Obamas will rename it. "Now here's where the Kennedys come into play. The kennel has sold the Kennedys three Portuguese Water Dogs in the past, all from the same lineage.
"The dog the Obamas will be getting is from the same lineage as the Kennedy dogs. The Kennedy family will be presenting the new dog to the Obamas, but it's really coming from the kennel," it added.
According to another report, the dog has already been to the White House for a 'familiarisation' visit.