The White House has not only been home to American presidents, but it’s also been home to numerous presidential dogs throughout history! The White House has always had pups from 1901 to 2017! It only briefly had none during President Trump’s administration as he stayed in the White House with no pets around. In 2021, presidential dogs will return to the White House, Champ and Major, who happens to be Joe Biden’s two beloved German Shepherds.
Of the presidential dogs, all are equally adorable but some have been more famous than the rest. In this post, we’d enlist ten of the most famous presidential dogs in U.S. history that have captured the hearts of many!
1. George Washington’s American Foxhounds: Vulcan, Sweet Lips, and Scentwell
Unknown to many, the first president actually created a new dog breed that exists to this day, American Foxhounds!
George Washington loved fox hunting so he created a supreme dog breed that is super speedy, intelligent, and gifted with a strengthened sense of smell by mixing French Hounds with Black and Tan Coon hounds!
2. Abraham Lincoln’s Mixed Breed Fido!
President Abraham Lincoln loved long walks around town with Fido. History records showed that Fido was never tied up alone outdoors, never yelled at when he had muddy paws, always allowed to come inside whenever he would scratch doors and is always free to walk and roam around the dinner table.
3. Theodore Roosevelt’s Bull Terrier Pete
Pete was famous in the White House for he was an extremely affectionate Bull Terrier that had a history of biting White House visitors and staff!
4. Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Scottish Terrier Fala!
Fala was so famous, he even had his own secretary that sorts out fan mails!
5. Calvin Coolidge’s White Collie Rob Roy!
6. John F. Kennedy’s Mixed Breed Pushinka!
7. Ronald Reagan’s Bouvier des Flandres Lucky!
8. George H.W. Bush’s English Springer Spaniels Millie and Ranger!
9. Bill Clinton’s Chocolate Labrador Buddy!
10. Barack Obama’s Portuguese Water Dog Bo!