The Complete List Of United States Presidents’ Dogs’ Names

USA, Washington DC, statue of former President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, FDR, and his dog, Fala.

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From George Washington to George Bush and beyond, there’s often been a dog in the White House—or two, or three, or ten. For most of United States history, dogs have watched over the First Family and made messes on the White House lawn.

If you’re looking for a name for your new pooch, then get inspired by our Executives In Chief. Or, if you’re just curious about our Presidential dogs, take a look at their names. They range from simple to silly.

Find out which U.S. Presidents came up with the most creative dog names–like Sweetlips and King Tut. Check out which ones went with the old standbys–like Buddy and Spot. Take a look at which Presidents got patriotic with their dog names–like Liberty. Then, find out who picked, er, very utilitarian names–like Him and Her.

Here’s a full list of the dogs who called the White House home.

The Complete List Of Presidents’ Dogs

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 23: In this picture is Spot. He's the offspring of Millie, who was former US President George Bush's family dog.

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George Washington:
  • Drunkard (Hound)
  • Mopsey (Hound)
  • Taster (Hound)
  • Cloe (Hound)
  • Tipsy (Hound)
  • Tipler (Hound)
  • Forester (Hound)
  • Captain (Hound)
  • Lady Rover (Hound)
  • Vulcan (Hound)
  • Sweetlips (Hound)
  • Searcher (Hound)
John Adams:
  • Juno (unknown breed)
  • Satan (unknown breed)
John Tyler:
James Buchanan:
Ulysses Grant:
  • Faithful (Newfoundland)
Rutherford Hayes:
James Garfield:
  • Veto (unknown breed)
Theodore Roosevelt:
Warren Harding:
Calvin Coolidge:
  • Peter Pan (Terrier)
  • Paul Pry (originally Laddie Buck, Airedale Terrier)
  • Rob Roy (originally Oshkosh) (Collie)
  • Calamity Jane (Shetland Sheepdog)
  • Tiny Tim (Chow Chow)
  • Blackberry (Chow Chow)
  • Ruby Rough (Collie)
  • Boston Beans (Bulldog)
  • King Kole (unknown breed)
  • Bessie (Collie)
  • Palo Alto (Bird Dog)
Herbert Hoover:
Franklin Delano Roosevelt:
Harry Truman:
Dwight D. Eisenhower:
John F. Kennedy:
  • Charlie (Welsh Terrier)
  • Pushinka (a gift to Caroline Kennedy from Nikita Khrushchev)
  • Shannon (English Cocker Spaniel)
  • Wolf (Irish Wolfhound)
  • Clipper (German Shepherd)
  • Butterfly (Pushinka and Charlie’s pup)
  • White Tips (Pushinka and Charlie’s pup)
  • Blackie (Pushinka and Charlie’s pup)
  • Streaker (Pushinka and Charlie’s pup)
Lyndon B. Johnson:
  • Beagle (Beagle)
  • Little Beagle (Beagle)
  • Him (Beagle)
  • Her (Beagle)
  • Blanco (Collie)
  • Yuki (Mutt)
Richard Nixon:
  • Checkers (Cocker Spaniel)
  • Vicky (Poodle)
  • Pasha (Terrier)
  • King Timahoe (Irish Setter)
Gerald Ford:
Jimmy Carter:
  • Grits (Mutt)
Ronald Reagan:
George H.W. Bush:
Bill Clinton:
George W. Bush:
  • Barney (Scottish Terrier)
  • Spot (English Springer Spaniel, and one of Millie’s puppies)
  • Miss Beazley (Scottish Terrier)
Barack Obama:

Which Presidential dog name is your favorite? Which one was most surprising? Let us know in the comments below! Also, tell us if your pooch shares a name with any of our First Dogs!