Trivia About Presidents' Dogs:

 

Washington DC Dog Fitness Trivia

Did you know:

- President James Buchanan’s dog, Lara, a Newfoundland, weighed 170lbs and is to this day the largest First Dog to ever occupy the White House.

- President Lincoln’s dog, Fido, was the first First Dog ever to be photographed (actual picture to the left)

- John Adams had a dog named ‘Satan’.

 

Here is the complete list of President’s and their dogs:

George Washington
• Azor – Greyhound
• Sweet Lips, Scentwell and Vulcan – American Staghounds
• Drunkard, Taster, Tipler and Tipsy – Black and Tan Coonhounds

John Adams
• Juno, Mark, and Satan – Dogs (unknown breed)

Thomas Jefferson
• Buzzy and unknown – Briards

James Monroe
• Spaniel

John Tyler
• Le Beau – Italian Greyhound

Franklin Pierce
• Seven miniature Oriental dogs

James Buchanan
• Lara – Newfoundland
• Punch – Toy Terrier

Abraham Lincoln
• Fido – Dog (unknown breed)
• Jip – Dog (unknown breed)

Ulysses S. Grant
• Faithful – Newfoundland
• Rosie – Dog (unknown breed)

Rutherford B. Hayes
• Dot – Cocker Spaniel
• Hector – Newfoundland
• Duke – English Mastiff
• Grim – Greyhound (hooray!)
• Otis - Miniature Schnauzer
• Juno and Shep – Hunting dogs
• Jet – Dog (unknown breed)

James A. Garfield
• Veto – Dog (unknown breed)

Grover Cleveland
• Hector – Japanese Poodle

Benjamin Harrison
• Dash – Collie

Theodore Roosevelt
• 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 (unknown breed)

William Howard Taft
• Caruso – Dog

Woodrow Wilson
• Davie – Airedale Terrier
• Mountain Boy – Greyhound (hooray!)
• Bruce – Bull Terrier

Warren G. Harding
• Laddie Boy – Airedale Terrier
• Old Boy – Bulldog

Calvin Coolidge
• 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
• 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
• Fala – Scottish Terrier
• Majora – German Shepherd
• Meggie – Scottish Terrier
• Winks – Llewellyn Setter
• Tiny – Old English Sheepdog
• President – Great Dane
• Blaze – Bullmastiff

Harry S. Truman
• Feller – Cocker Spaniel
• Mike – Irish Setter

Dwight D. Eisenhower
• Heidi – Weimaraner

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)

Lyndon B. Johnson
• Him and Her – Beagles
• Edgar – Beagle
• Blanco – White Collie
• Freckles – Beagle
• Yuki – mongrel

Richard Nixon
• Vicki – Poodle
• Pasha – Terrier
• King Timahoe – Irish Setter
• Checkers – Cocker Spaniel

Gerald Ford
• Liberty – Golden Retriever
• Misty – (Liberty's puppy born in the White House)

Jimmy Carter
• Grits – Border Collie
• Lewis Brown – Afghan Hound

Ronald Reagan
• Lucky – Bouvier des Flandres
• Rex – Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
• Victory – Golden Retriever
• Peggy – Irish Setter
• Taca – Siberian Husky
• Fuzzy – Belgian Sheepdog

George H. W. Bush
• Millie – Springer Spaniel
• Ranger – one of Millie's puppies

Bill Clinton
• Buddy – Labrador Retriever

George W. Bush
• Spot "Spotty" Fetcher - English Springer Spaniel
• Barney – Scottish Terrier
• Miss Beazley – Scottish Terrier

Barack Obama
• Bo – Portuguese Water Dog
• Sunny – Portuguese Water Dog

 

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