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Presidential Pets: A List of US Presidents & Their Furry Companions.

November 3rd is Election Day! As millions of Americans cast their votes, we thought it would be fun to lighten up the mood. We’ve put together a list of past US presidents and their White House pets. You’ll be surprised by quite of few of their choices.

#45 President Donald Trump, 2017-present

  • No furry family members as of yet.

#44 President Barack Obama, 2009-2017

  • Bo – Portuguese Water Dog
  • Sunny – Portuguese Water Dog

#43 President George W. Bush, 2001-2009

  • Miss Beazley & Barney – Scottish Terriers
  • Spot – English Springer Spaniel
  • India – “Willie” Cat
President Bush pictured with Miss Beasley & Barney (Washington Times)

#42 President Bill Clinton, 1993-2001

  • Socks – Cat
  • Buddy – Golden Retriever

#41 President George H.W. Bush, 1989-1993

  • Millie – English Springer Spaniel
  • Ranger – English Springer Spaniel (Offspring of Millie)

#40 President Ronald Reagan, 1981-1989

  • Lucky – Bouvier des Flandres
  • Rex – Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
  • Victory – Golden Retriever
  • Peggy – Irish Setter
  • Taca – Siberian Husky
  • Fuzzy – Belgian Sheepdog
President Reagan aboard a helicopter with his dog Lucky (Presidential Pet Museum)

#39 President Jimmy Carter, 1977-1981

  • Grits – Border Collie
  • Lewis Brown – Afghan Hound
  • Misty Malarky Ying Yang – Siamese Cat

#38 President Gerald Ford, 1974-1977

  • Liberty – Golden Retriever
  • Misty – Golden Retriever (Offspring of Liberty)
  • Lucky – Dog
  • Shan – Siamese Cat

#37 President Richard Nixon, 1969-1974

  • Checkers – Dog (During Vice Presidency)
  • Vicky – Poodle
  • Pasha – Terrier
  • King Timahoe – Irish Setter

#36 President Lyndon B. Johnson, 1963-1969

  • Him & Her – Beagles
  • Edgar & Freckles – Beagles
  • Blanco – Collie
  • Yuki – Mixed-Breed Dog

#35 President John F. Kennedy, 1961-1963

  • Charlie – Welsh Terrier
  • Gaullie – French Poodle
  • Pushnika – Mixed-Breed Dog
  • Shannon – Cocker Spaniel
  • Wolf – Irish Wolfhound
  • Clipper – German Shepherd
  • Butterfly, White Tips, Blackie, & Streaker – Dogs (Offspring of Pushinka and Charlie)
  • Tom Kitten – Cat
President Kennedy pictured with Charlie (America Comes Alive)

#34 President Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1953-1961

  • Heidi – Weimaraner

#33 President Harry S. Truman, 1945-1953

  • Feller – Cocker Spaniel
  • Mike – Margaret Truman’s Irish Setter

#32 President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 1933-1945

  • Major – German Shepherd
  • Meggie – Scottish Terrier
  • Winks – Llewellyn Setter
  • Tiny – Old English Sheepdog
  • President – Great Dane
  • Fala – Famed Scottish Terrier
  • Blaze – Elliott Roosevelt’s English Bullmastiff
President Franklin D. Roosevelt lifts his dog Fala in 1941 (Politico)

#31 President Herbert Hoover, 1929-1933

  • King Tut – Belgian Shepherd
  • Pat – German Shepherd
  • Big Ben & Sonny – Fox Terriers
  • Glen – Scottish Collie
  • Yukon – Siberian Husky
  • Patrick – Wolfhound
  • Eaglehurst Gillete – Setter
  • Weejie – Elkhound

#30 President Calvin Coolidge, 1923-1929

  • Prudence Prim – White Collie
  • Rob Roy – White Collie
  • Peter Pan – Terrier
  • Paul Pry – Airedale Terrier
  • Calamity Jane – Shetland Sheepdog
  • Tiny Tim & Blackberry – Chows
  • Ruby Rouch – Brown Collie
  • Bessie – Collie
  • Boston Beans – Bulldog
  • King Cole – Belgian Shepherd
  • Palo Alto – Bird Dog
  • Tiger & Blacky – Cats

#29 President Warren Harding, 1921-1923

  • Laddie Boy – Airedale Terrier
  • Old Boy – English Bulldog

#28 President Woodrow Wilson, 1913-1921

  • Davie – Airedale Terrier
  • Mountain Boy – Greyhound
  • Bruce – Bull Terrier
  • Puffins – Cat

#27 President William Taft, 1909-1913

  • Caruso – Dog

#26 President Theodore Roosevelt, 1901-1909

  • Pete – Bull Terrier
  • Rollo – Saint Bernard
  • Sailor Boy – Chesapeake Bay Retriever
  • Blackjack Jack – Kermit Roosevelt’s Manchester Terrier
  • Skip – Mixed-Breed Dog
  • Manchu – Alice Roosevelt’s Pekingese
  • Tom Quartz – Cat
  • Slippers – Cat
President Roosevelt pictured with Rollo (America Comes Alive)

#25 President William McKinley, 1897-1901

  • Valeriano Weyler & Enrique DeLome – Angora Kittens

#23 President Benjamin Harrison, 1889-1893

  • Dash – Collie

#22 & 24 President Grover Cleveland, 1885-1889; 1893-1897

  • Cocker Spaniel
  • Collie
  • St. Bernard
  • Dachsunds
  • Foxhounds
  • Hector – French Poodle of France Cleveland

#21 President Chester Arthur, 1881-1885

  • No furry family members

#20 President James Garfield, 1881

  • Kit – Molly Garfield’s mare
  • Veto – Newfoundland 

#19 President Rutherford B. Hayes, 1877-1881

  • Hector – Newfoundland
  • Duke – English Mastiff
  • Grim – Greyhound
  • Otis – Miniature Schnauzer
  • Dot – Cocker Spaniel
  • Juno & Shep – Hunting Dogs
  • Jet – Dog
  • Siam – Siamese Cat (First Siamese kitten to reach America)
  • Miss Pussy – Siamese Cat
  • Piccolomini – Cat

#18 President Ulysses S. Grant, 1869-1877

  • Faithful – Jesse Grant’s Newfoundland
  • Rosie – Dog

#17 President Andrew Johnson, 1865-1869

  • No furry family members

#16 President Abraham Lincoln, 1861-1865

  • Fido – Dog
  • Jip – Dog
  • Tabby & Dixie – Cats
President Lincoln’s dog Fido pictured in 1860 (photo by F.W. Ingmire)

#15 President James Buchanan, 1857-1861

  • Punch – Toy Terrier
  • Lara – Newfoundland

#14 President Franklin Pierce, 1853-1857

  • Seven Small Dogs – potentially Japanese Chins

#13 President Millard Fillmore, 1850-1853

  • No furry family members

#12 President Zachary Taylor, 1849-1850

  • No furry family members

#11 President James K. Polk, 1845-1849

  • No furry family members

#10 President John Tyler, 1841-1845

  • A pair of Wolfhounds that President Tyler imported for his wife, Julia
  • Le Beau – Italian Greyhound

#9 President William Henry Harrison, 1841

  • No furry family members

#8 President Martin Van Buren, 1837-1841

  • No furry family members

#7 President Andrew Jackson, 1829-1837

  • No furry family members

#6 President John Quincy Adams, 1825-1829

  • No furry family members

#5 President James Monroe, 1817-1825

  • Spaniel – belonging to Maria Monroe

#4 President James Madison, 1809-1817

  • No furry family members

#3 President Thomas Jefferson, 1801-1809

  • No furry family members

#2 President John Adams, 1797-1801

  • Juno & Satan – Abigail Adams’ mixed-breed dogs

#1 President George Washington, 1789-1797

  • Drunkard, Mopsey, Taster, Cloe, Tipsy, Tipler, Forester, Captain, Lady Rover, Vulcan, Sweet Lips, and Searcher – All Hounds

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