9 U.S. Presidents in History And Their Dogs

Dogs are magic, and it’s not just us regular folks who think so. Even America’s most powerful leaders had dogs in the White House that helped them woof the worries away.

 
President John F. Kennedy owned several dogs. He’s seen here with Charlie, a Welsh Terrier.
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President Franklin D. Roosevelt photographed with Falla, a Scottish Terrier. FDR also had 8 other dogs but Falla was the most famous since he went everywhere with the president. The statue of Roosevelt at the FDR Memorial in Washington, D.C. even has an enormous bronze Falla sitting at his side.
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29th U.S. President Warren G. Harding with his Airedale named Laddie. The dog was quite a star during its stay at the White House, even having its very own “cabinet chair”. A statue of Laddie can be found in the Smithsonian Museum.
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The Eisenhower family with Flip, their Jack Russell Terrier.
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President Theodore Roosevelt and the first family with Skip. The dog was a small cross-bred feist that Teddy adopted while on a bear hunting trip. Skip is the origin of the America Rat Terrier breed.
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Kermit Roosevelt, son of U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt, posed for a photo with his Manchester terrier Jack on the White House lawn in 1902. Teddy Roosevelt had well over 31 animals in the White House.
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Lyndon Baines Johnson with his 2 beagles, Him and Her. He owned 3 other dogs while at the White House; a white collie, a small mongrel found loose at a gas station, and another beagle given to him by J. Edgar Hoover.
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Richard Nixon on the beach with a Yorkshire Terrier. He had 2 other dogs, an Irish setter named King Timahoe and a French Poodle.
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George W. Bush with his Scottie, Barney. The president’s other dog was named Spot.
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President Barrack Obama with the first family and their dog Bo, a Portuguese water dog or Portie.
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