Presidential Dogs of the White House
Many presidents have had dogs during the time at the White House. I have listed all of the Presidential Dogs that I was able to find and included a few photos all the way back to the Coolidge presidency.
Here are the dogs who have also served in the White House.
Bo – Portuguese Water Dog. First Dog of the United States.
George W. Bush
Spot “Spotty” Fetcher (1989–2004) – 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.
Miss Beazley – Scottish Terrier; Nicknamed “Beazley Weazley”; 2005 birthday gift from George to his wife.
Buddy – Bill’s chocolate Labrador Retriever (1997–2002). First Dog of the United States.
George H. W. Bush
Millie – Springer Spaniel. First Dog of the United States.
Ranger – one of Millie’s puppies
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
Grits – Border Collie; Given to his daughter Amy by her teacher, but quickly returned.
Lewis Brown – Afghan Hound
Liberty – Golden Retriever
Misty – (Liberty’s puppy born in the White House)
Vicki, Pasha and King Timahoe looking out the window in the White House
Vicki – Poodle
Pasha – Terrier
King Timahoe – Irish Setter
Checkers – Cocker Spaniel (note: Checkers died in 1964, before Nixon became president, but had played a major role in his electoral career)
Lyndon B. Johnson
Him and Her – beagles
Edgar – beagle
Blanco – white Collie
Freckles – Beagle
John F. Kennedy
Gaullie – Poodle
Charlie – Welsh Terrier
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)
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Heidi – Weimaraner
Harry S. Truman
Feller – Cocker Spaniel
Mike – Irish Setter
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Fala – Scottish Terrier
Majora – German Shepherd
Meggie – Scottish Terrier
Winks – Llewellyn Setter
Tiny – Old English Sheepdog
President – Great Dane
Blaze – Bullmastiff
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
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
Warren G. Harding
Laddie Boy – Airedale Terrier
Old Boy – Bulldog
Davie – Airedale Terrier
Mountain Boy – Greyhound
Bruce – Bull Terrier
William Howard Taft
Caruso – Dog
There were many presidents that had an array of different kinds of animals although I only focused on the dogs for this article. It is amazing how many dogs some of our presidents had at the White House. Here are the rest of the dog-owning presidents:
Theodore Roosevelt loved the terrier breeds: Pete a Bull Terrier; Skip a Rat Terrier; Jack and Peter were Terriers; Blackjack was a Manchester Terrier; Manchu a Pekingese; Rollo a big Saint Bernard; Sailor Boy was a Chesapeake Bay Retriever and there were two no-named breeds Gem and Susan.
Benjamin Harrison had a Collie named Dash.
Grover Cleveland was a fan of a Japanese Poodle named Hector.
James A. Garfield had a dog named Veto.
Rutherford B. Hayes was a big dog fan. He had Dot the Cocker Spaniel; Hector a Newfoundland; Duke was an English Mastiff; Grim the Greyhound; Otis was a Miniature Schnauzer; Juno and Shep were his hunting dogs and a dog named Jet.
Ulysses S. Grant had a Newfoundland named Faithful and Rosie the dog.
Abraham Lincoln owned Fido and Jip.
James Buchanan owned a Newfoundland named Lara, a Toy Terrier named Punch.
Franklin Pierce had seven miniature Oriental dogs.
John Tyler had an Italian Greyhound named Le Beau.
James Monroe had a spaniel.
Thomas Jefferson had a slew of animals, two of which were dogs: Buzzy and we don’t have record of the other dog names. They were big hairy herding dogs called Briards.
John Adams had three dogs named Juno, Mark, and Satan.
George Washington, our very first President of the United States, had several dogs. He was a fan of the hounds. He had three American Staghounds named Sweet Lips, Scentwell and Vulcan. He also had four Black and Tan Coonhounds names Drunkard, Taster, Tipler and Tipsy.