Just when we thought we had nothing in common with politicians – especially presidential types, we realized that many of us SHARE an appreciation for dogs. compiled a list of the 12 Most Adorable Presidential Dogs of the last 100 years and we love it. This is about as close to politics as we intend to get.

12. Liberty, Gerald Ford’s Golden Retriever

11. Millie, George H. W. Bush’s Springer Spaniel

10. Rob Roy, Calvin Coolidge’s White Collie

9. Bo, Barack Obama’s Portuguese Water Dog

8. Rex, Ronald Reagan’s King Charles Spaniel

7. Laddie Boy, Warren Harding’s Airedale

6. Barney & Beazley, George Bush’s Scottish Terriers

5. Buddy, Bill Clinton’s Chocolate Lab

4. Checkers, Richard Nixon’s Cocker Spaniel

3. King Tut, Herbert Hoover’s German Shepard

2. Fala, Franklin Roosevelt’s Scottish Terrier

1. Him, Lyndon Johnson’s Beagle

We’re quite taken Ronald Reagan’s dog Rex- which dog is your favorite?


Posted by Janet on January 17, 2012

There are 19 Comments.  TELL ME WHAT YOU THINK!

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  1. By Reta
    On January 18, 2012 at

    Having a Yorkie myself I tend to be a terrior freak. I used to have an Airedale named Maggie, and my Yorkie is named Etta after Etta James. I’d love to someday rescue some Scotties from a shelter if I could be so lucky to find them first before someone else got them.

  2. By Patrick
    On January 18, 2012 at

    Most of those breeds are shit for brains except the Retrievers, Collie and the Shephard.
    I like Yorkie’s, REta. Except when the gravy runs out. Then they’re too dry.

  3. By hello
    On January 18, 2012 at

    Is there a young pic of Barbara. Bush because I just don’t understood her look and how George had a hard for her? All those wrinkles on her face since the white house days. Ugh and eww.

  4. By chris
    On January 18, 2012 at

    Yeah, but only BO gets to fly private with handler ahead of time to vacation spots of the Obamas on our dime during hard economic times. Look up pics.

  5. By chris
    On January 18, 2012 at

    My fave was Barney cause he snapped at “journalists” on his last day at whitehouse.

  6. By Muffie
    On January 18, 2012 at

    My favorite is Mr. Ford’s dog. I Love Golden Retriever’s, they are a very intelligent breed, not to mention, very good looking too. Brains & Beauty!

    Hey, I realize I just described myself. Juuust kidding, I’m more brunette. hahahaaaaaaaa

  7. By KateMae
    On January 18, 2012 at

    I love beagles (at a distance), so I would have to say Him. Any dog that’s even remotely related to Uno is OK with me.

  8. By Walt Cliff
    On January 18, 2012 at

    Yeahhh!!! This is JC’s best group of photos ever ever ever! What cool canines.

    Some of those poor babies have crappy owners but what’s a dog to do?

    Muffie, your so silly. lol 🙂

  9. By Walt Cliff
    On January 18, 2012 at

    Reta, I’ve had two Yorkies twice in my life and raised them both from babies. The sweetest natured little bundles of kisses gave me many years of love and vice versa. I keep their photos in the house just like I do the kids and grandkids and greatgrandkids. 🙂

  10. By Nelson Aspen
    On January 18, 2012 at

    There’s nothing sweeter than a Springer Spaniel, so –in honor of my girl, Lois, who lived to be 15.5 yrs old– I vote for Millie!

  11. By Say Something Nice
    On January 18, 2012 at

    Bill’s dog must be STIFLING in that big, heavy black coat. 🙂

    (And it’s safe to assume that every pic where Bill is grinning was taken either just before or just after Monica greased the presidential knob.)

    Sweetest dogs EVER: Goldens.

  12. By Christine India
    On January 18, 2012 at

    To hello: Yes, unfortunately poor wrinkly Barbara has **always** looked like George’s mother. (sorry).

    Golden Retrievers are so sweet, smart, and calm. A local furniture store owner keeps his Golden in the store; he always greets you and nudges your hand to keep petting him….a lot of furniture is being sold.

    My dog Spot was really really mixed, but turned out so cute, just the right size and temperament. I still miss him terribly.

  13. By forrest gump
    On January 18, 2012 at

    we didn’t discuss Hulk Hogan here!!

  14. By Reta
    On January 19, 2012 at

    My Chocolate Lab was named after the little town we lived in in Endland for 4 months while buying antiques for our store. Morley. He too used to hang out at our store, in the big front window (didn’t face the sun). People would come inside just because of him! I also had another dog, Henry, who was my Airdale Maggie’s son. He was an accidental mix from my in-laws 13 year old mostly blind, arthritic Golden Retriever. The litter came out with one born dead Airdale from the breeding, and the rest, 5, were Airedale/Golden Retriever mixes. Henry was the largest. I tried for 45 minutes to save that Airedale baby, but it was the first one out and poor Maggie, it was her first time, and she had NO IDEA what was going on, and she apparently had NO mothering instinct, so she just layed there looking back at them as they came out and didn’t do a thing! I have to do all the cleaning, breaking their bags, and stimulating them into life, etc.
    I was gauranteed a live litter from the breeder, but after the hell I went thru with Maggie as a mother, I passed and lost my money, got her fixed.

    Henry turned out to be an awesome dog. Orange colored, big flouncy tail, terrior fur, and beardy face, with retriever ears with long orange fur. He too, used to lay in the antique store window and brought in tons of customers. he was a super friendly dog and very smart. I still miss them both and keep their pictures framed, which makes me smile.

    I consider myself very lucky to have had the animals, esp. the dogs and horses that I have had in my life. The memories they left me are priceless. I will never live without a dog in my life. A house without a dog in it is a dead house in my mind. You can FEEL the difference.

    Etta will be 13 at the end of next month and still acts like a puppy. Actually, she has a stuffed pink bear that has a wind-up music box in it, that she screws her brains out on. I call it her Humpy. Gives her lots of excercise! Just like her momma, she knows sex keeps her young!

  15. By Reta
    On January 19, 2012 at

    PS: Indy, I have seen pics of Barbara Bush as a young woman and she WAS actually attractive. Maybe you can find some early pics on the net. HE looked like a little boy in their wedd pics.

    Also, I rather respect her for not butchering her face all up like most women in the public eye do. Ford’s wife Betty had a facelift and it was really obvious.

  16. By i
    On January 19, 2012 at

    Janet, you have nothing is common with presidential types…. let’s face it

  17. By Denise
    On January 20, 2012 at

    I couldn’t pick just one. Love all dogs.

    Speaking of dogs, what’s with Bill Clinton’s head? It looks like it was photoshopped.

  18. By Christine India
    On January 20, 2012 at

    Denise: Yes, Billy’s head does look weird.

    And why is Hillary wearing a coat made out of 10 black garbage bags. Is it to hide one of her lesbo lovers under there? LOL

  19. By Gogo
    On January 22, 2012 at

    I can’t tell the dogs from the dogs.


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