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List of U.S. presidents and their dogs

Monday January 11th, 2010

By DogTime

Having a dog in the White House is nothing new, as 32 U.S. presidentsundoubtedly found comfort in the loyalty, friendship, and unconditional love of "man's best friend:"

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George Washington (no party): 1st U.S. President (1789-1797)
Sweet Lips, Scentwell and Vulcan: American Staghounds
Drunkard, Taster, Tipler, and Tipsy: Black and Tan Coonhounds

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John Adams (Federalist): 2nd U.S. President (1797-1801)
Juno and Satan: Dogs

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Thomas Jefferson (Democrat-Republican): 3rd U.S. President (1801-1809)
Buzzy and unknown: Briards

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James Monroe (Democrat-Republican): 5th U.S. President (1817-1825)
Buddy: Spaniel

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John Tyler (Whig-no party): 10th U.S. President (1841-1845)
Le Beau: Italian Greyhound

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Franklin Pierce (D): 14th U.S. President (1853-1857)
Seven miniature Oriental dogs

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James Buchanan (D): 15th U.S. President (1857-1861)
Lara: Newfoundland
Punch: Toy Terrier

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Abraham Lincoln (R): 16th U.S. President (1861-1865)
Fido: Dog

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Ulysses S. Grant (R): 18th U.S. President (1869-1877)
Faithful: Newfoundland
Rosie: Dog

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Rutherford B. Hayes (R): 19th U.S. President (1877-1881)
Dot: Cocker Spaniel
Hector: Newfoundland
Duke: English Mastiff
Grim: Greyhound
Juno and Shep: Hunting dogs
Jet: Dog

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James A. Garfield (R): 20th U.S. President (1881-1881)
Veto: Dog

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Grover Cleveland (D): 22nd & 24th U.S. President (1885-89/1893-97)
Poodle

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Benjamin Harrison (R): 23rd U.S. President (1889-1893)
Dash: Collie

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Theodore Roosevelt (R): 26th U.S. President (1901-1909)
Pete: Bull Terrier
Skip: Rat Terrier
Jack and Peter: Terriers
Blackjack: Manchester Terrier
Manchu: Pekingese
Rollo: Saint Bernard
Sailor Boy: Chesapeake Bay Retriever
Gem and Susan: Dogs

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William Howard Taft (R): 27th U.S. President (1909-1913)
Caruso: Dog

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Woodrow Wilson (D): 28th U.S. President (1913-1921)
Davie: Airedale Terrier
Mountain Boy: Greyhound
Bruce: Bull Terrier

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Warren G. Harding (R): 29th U.S. President (1921-1923)
Laddie Boy: Airedale Terrier
Old Boy: Bulldog

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Calvin Coolidge (R): 30th U.S. President (1923-1929)
Rob Roy and Prudence Prim: White Collies
Peter Pan: Terrier
Paul Pry: Airedale Terrier
Calamity Jane: Shetland Sheepdog
Tiny Tim and Blackberry: Chow Chows
Ruby Rouch: Collie
Boston Beans: Bulldog
King Cole: German Shepherd
Palo Alto: Bird dog
Bessie: Collie

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Herbert Hoover (R): 31st U.S. President (1929-1933)
King Tut: Belgian Shepherd
Pat: German Shepherd
Big Ben and Sonnie: Fox Terriers
Glen: Scotch Collie
Yukonan: Eskimo dog
Patrick: Irish Wolfhound
Eaglehurst Gillette: Setter
Weejie: Norwegian Elkhound

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Franklin D. Roosevelt (D): 32nd U.S. President (1933-1945)
Fala: Scottish Terrier
Majora: German Shepherd
Meggie: Scottish Terrier
Winks: Llewellyn Setter
Tiny: Old English Sheepdog
President: Great Dane
Blaze: Mastiff

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Harry S. Truman (D): 33rd U.S. President (1945-1953)
Feller: Cocker Spaniel
Mike: Irish Setter

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Dwight D. Eisenhower (R): 34th U.S. President (1953-1961)
Heidi: Weimaraner

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John F. Kennedy (D): 35th U.S. President (1961-1963)
Pushinka: Mutt (gift of Russian premier, puppy of Soviet space dog Strelka)
Shannon: Irish Cocker Spaniel
Wolf: (Mutt, possibly part Wolfhound and Schnauzer)
Clipper: German Shepherd
Butterfly, White Tips, Blackie, and Streaker: Offspring of Pushinka and Charlie (his daughter Caroline's Welsh Terrier)

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Lyndon B. Johnson (D): 36th U.S. President (1963-1969)
Him and Her: Beagles (Him was the subject of controversy; in 1964, President Johnson lifted the dog up by its ears, claiming “it’s good for [him].”)
Edgar: Beagle
Blanco: White Collie
Freckles: Beagle
Yuki: Mongrel

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Richard M. Nixon (R): 37th U.S. President (1969-1974)
Vicki: Poodle
Pasha: Terrier
King Timahoe: Irish Setter
Checkers: Cocker Spaniel (Checkers died while Nixon was vice-president, before becoming president, but had played a major role in his electoral career with the "Checkers speech")

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Gerald Ford (R): 38th U.S. President (1974-1977)
Liberty: Golden Retriever
Misty: Liberty's puppy born in the White House

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Jimmy Carter (D): 39th U.S. President (1977-1981)
Grits: Border Collie (given to his daughter Amy by her teacher, but quickly returned)
Lewis Brown: Afghan Hound

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Ronald Reagan (R): 40th U.S. President (1981-1989)
Lucky: Bouvier des Flandres
Rex: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel (First Dog of the United States)
Victory: Golden Retriever
Peggy: Irish Setter
Taca: Siberian Husky
Fuzzy: Belgian sheepdog

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George H. W. Bush (R): 41st U.S. President (1989-1993)
Millie: Springer Spaniel (First Dog of the United States)
Ranger: One of Millie's puppies

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Bill Clinton (D): 42nd U.S. President (1993-2001)
Buddy: Bill's chocolate Labrador Retriever (First Dog of the United States, b.1997-Jan 2, 2002)

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George W. Bush (R): 43rd U.S. President (2001-2009)
Spot "Spotty" Fetcher (Mar 17, 1989 - Feb 21, 2004): Female English Springer Spaniel named after Scott Fletcher; puppy of Millie; euthanized after suffering a series of strokes.
Barney: Scottish Terrier (First Dog of the United States, 2000 - Feb. 1, 2013)
Miss Beazley (Oct 28, 2004 - May 17, 2014): Scottish Terrier; Nicknamed "Beazley Weazley"; 2005 birthday gift from George to his wife.

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Barack Obama (D): 44th U.S. President (2009-Incumbent)
Bo: Portuguese Water Dog (First Dog of the United States)
Sunny: Portuguese Water Dog (August, 2013)

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