Laddie Boy – Warren Harding’s Faithful Airedale Terrier

September 11, 2015 | Posted in 1st Doggies

Today, historians and old timers talk about Laddie Boy as the most celebrated of all presidential dogs in America. The fame of Roosevelt’s Fala and all other presidential pooches pales in comparison to what Laddie Boy enjoyed during his lifetime.

Sir Winston Chuchill and Rufus

September 11, 2015 | Posted in 1st Doggies

Former two-time Prime Minister of the U.K. Sir Winston Churchill had a history of being associated with the English bulldog, mainly because of his no-nonsense temperament and – ahem – his looks. But in reality, this popular politician and one-time

General George Patton and Willie

September 11, 2015 | Posted in 1st Doggies

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt had has dog “Falla”, President Richard Nixon had “Checkers” and First Lady Barbara Bush had her canine pal Millie. But perhaps the most unusual historical pairing was between one of the greatest combat commanders of all

King Timahoe, Pasha, & Vicki – The Nixon’s Dogs

September 11, 2015 | Posted in 1st Doggies

During his Presidency, Richard Nixon had three dogs – King Timahoe (an Irish setter), Pasha (a terrier) and Vicki (a poodle). Ironically, his most famous dog never lived to spend time in the White House, yet he played a vital

Lucky & Rex – The Reagan’s Dogs

September 11, 2015 | Posted in 1st Doggies

President Ronald Reagan and the First Lady, Nancy, had previously had a dog in the White House – Lucky. But Lucky got to be too large and rambunctious to live with the couple in the stately home, so he was

Buddy – Bill Clinton’s Chocolate Lab

September 11, 2015 | Posted in 1st Doggies

Buddy – President Bill Clinton’s chocolate lab, had a short life but from photos, videos and news reports, it seems obvious he was very much loved, especially by the former President. Clinton was the third youngest man ever elected President,

Charlie – President Kennedy’s Welsh Terrier

September 11, 2015 | Posted in 1st Doggies

President John F. Kennedy loved dogs and several spent time with him in the White House. There was Clipper, a German Shepherd; Wolf, an Irish Wolfhound; and Shannon, an Irish Spaniel. But his favorite was a Welsh terrier named Charlie,

Bo – Barack Obama Has The Most Exotic First Dog Yet

September 11, 2015 | Posted in 1st Doggies

Bo, the Portuguese water dog, is the current first dog(2013) of America. When the Obamas chose a dog of this particular breed, it put to end months of speculation on what kind of dog would America’s first family opt for.

Barney Bush – Beloved First Dog, the son that Bush Jr. Never Had

September 11, 2015 | Posted in 1st Doggies

Barney Bush was a Scottish terrier and owned perhaps the coolest name a Scottish terrier could’ve hoped for. He was a de facto member of the first family of America during the presidency of George W. Bush. Bernard was born

Liberty – Gerald Ford’s Beloved Golden Retriever

September 11, 2015 | Posted in 1st Doggies

Gerald Ford and his wife Betty Ford were an illustrious addition to the impressive list of American presidents who have been animal lovers too. Their most famous pet was the golden retriever Liberty, whose full name was an impressive Honor’s

Heidi – Dwight Eisenhower’s Weimaraner

September 11, 2015 | Posted in 1st Doggies

Dwight D. (“Ike”) Eisenhower received what was considered an unusual and somewhat exotic gift while living in the White House – a grey and taupe colored dog called a Weimaraner. It was a German breed that was not yet popular

Fala – The Terrier That Got Franklin Roosevelt Reelected

September 11, 2015 | Posted in 1st Doggies

American presidents, from the days of George Washington have enjoyed a reputation for being pet lovers. Of all the presidential pets, Fala stands out as one with a really striking personality and the amount of press that it got. Fala

President Calvin Coolidge and First Lady Grace

September 11, 2015 | Posted in 1st Doggies

The 30th President of the United States, Calvin Coolidge, and his First Lady Grace, had quite a menagerie living with them when Coolidge assumed office after President Harding’s passing in 1923. There were birds, cats, raccoons, several exotic animals, and

Fido – Abraham Lincoln’s Faithful Mongrel

September 11, 2015 | Posted in 1st Doggies

Abraham Lincoln, America’s 16th president, is remembered as one of the best men at the helm of national affairs. He had many sterling qualities; he had a sense of honor, was brave, honest, hardworking; and compassionate. Anecdotal evidence exists to

King Tut – Herbert Hoover’s Shepherd

September 10, 2015 | Posted in 1st Doggies

Herbert Hoover wanted to become the 31st President of the United States. But his advisors were concerned. His public image was of a stiff and severe man – not appealing to the American people. But something happened to change that