Having a dog in the White House is nothing new, as 32
U.S. presidents undoubtedly found comfort in the loyalty, friendship,
and unconditional love of “man’s best friend”.

George Washington

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

John Adams

John Adams (Federalist): 2nd U.S. President (1797-1801)

Juno and Satan: Dogs

Thomas Jefferson

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

Buzzy and unknown: Briards

James Monroe

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

Buddy: Spaniel

John Tyler

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

Le Beau: Italian Greyhound

Franklin Pierce

Franklin Pierce (D): 14th U.S. President (1853-1857)

Seven miniature Oriental dogs

James Buchanan

James Buchanan (D): 15th U.S. President (1857-1861)

Lara: Newfoundland

Punch: Toy Terrier

Abraham Lincoln

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

Fido: Dog

Ulysses S. Grant

Ulysses S. Grant (R): 18th U.S. President (1869-1877)

Faithful: Newfoundland

Rosie: Dog

Rutherford B. Hayes

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

James A. Garfield

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

Veto: Dog

Grover Cleveland

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


Benjamin Harrison

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

Dash: Collie

Theodore Roosevelt

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

William Howard Taft

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

Caruso: Dog

Woodrow Wilson

Woodrow Wilson (D): 28th U.S. President (1913-1921)

Davie: Airedale Terrier

Mountain Boy: Greyhound

Bruce: Bull Terrier

Warren G. Harding

Warren G. Harding (R): 29th U.S. President (1921-1923)

Laddie Boy: Airedale Terrier

Old Boy: Bulldog

Calvin Coolige

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

Herbert Hoover

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

Franklin D. Roosevelt

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

Harry S. Truman

Harry S. Truman (D): 33rd U.S. President (1945-1953)

Feller: Cocker Spaniel

Mike: Irish Setter

Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

Heidi: Weimaraner

John F. Kennedy

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)

Lyndon B. Johnson

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

Richard M. Nixon

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“)

Gerald Ford

Gerald Ford (R): 38th U.S. President (1974-1977)

Liberty: Golden Retriever

Misty: Liberty’s puppy born in the White House

Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter (D): 39th U.S. President (1977-1981)

Grits: Border Collie (given to his daughter Amy by her teacher, but quickly

Lewis Brown: Afghan Hound

Ronald Reagan

Ronald Reagan (R): 40th U.S. President (1981-1989)

Lucky: Bouvier des Flandres

Rex: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel (First Dog of the United

Victory: Golden Retriever

Peggy: Irish Setter

Taca: Siberian Husky

Fuzzy: Belgian sheepdog

George H. W. Bush

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

Bill Clinton

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)

George W. Bush

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.

Barack Obama

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)

Sources: United States presidential pets, Presidential Portrait (United States)