As I wrote the previous post, speculating on an appropriate dog for Mr Obama, I wondered which other presidents had owned dogs, and what breeds. So, here goes:
W: "Spot", an English Springer Spaniel.
Clinton: "Buddy", a chocolate Lab, shown in the photo above. Sadly, Buddy was hit by a car. One wonders where the Secret Service was on that incident? And.....do presidential dogs get Secret Service protection at all? (maybe they have to walk the dog.....?)
George HW Bush: "Millie", an English Springer Spaniel.
Reagan: "Lucky", and English Springer Spaniel and "Rex", a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.
Carter: "Grits", an unspecified breed given to him by his daughter's teacher. Later given away....
Ford: "Liberty", a Golden Retriever.
Nixon: Well, "Checkers" the Cocker Spaniel, of course. But Nixon had several other dogs: "Vicky" the poodle, "Pash", a terrier and an Irish Setter.
LBJ: Four beagles, a white collie and a mutt.
JFK: "Charlie", a Welsh Terrier owned by daughter Caroline, a bunch of mutts, and a German Shepherd.
Eisenhower: "Heide", a Weimaraner
Truman: "Feller", a Cocker Spaniel and "Mike" and Irish Setter
FDR: He and Eleanor owned a host of dogs. a German Shepherd, Scottish Terrier, Gread Dane, a Mastiff, an Old English Sheepdog named "Tiny", and several other pooches.
Hoover: 9 dogs.
TR: "Pete", a Bull Terrier.
James Buchanon: "Lara", a Newfoundland.
James Monroe: a Spaniel
Jefferson: 2 Briards