A History Of White House Pets In Photographs

Will Bo Obama continue to reign as First Pet, or will Romney’s Dressage horse take the crown?

1. Abraham Lincoln’s dog, “Fido,” 1860

2. Rutherford B. Hayes and his Spaniel “Duke,” c. 1877

3. Grover Cleveland with his Cocker Spaniel, 1906

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4. Benjamin Harrison’s goat, “Whiskers,” 1891

5. Teddy Roosevelt and two of his many dogs, 1905

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6. William Taft’s cow, “Pauline,” 1910

7. Woodrow Wilson’s flock of sheep, 1918

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8. Warren Harding with his Airedale Terrier “Laddie Boy,” 1922

9. Calvin Coolidge with “Tiger,” 1924

10. Herbert Hoover with his Belgian Shepherd, “King Tut,” 1928

11. FDR with his Scottie “Fala,” 1941

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12. Harry Truman’s Cocker Spaniel puppy “Feller,” 1947

13. Dwight D. Eisenhower with his Weimaraner “Heidi,” 1959

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14. JFK, his children, and “Macaroni” the pony, 1962

15. LBJ singing with “Yuki,” 1968

16. Richard Nixon with his Poodle and Cocker Spaniel, 1964

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17. The Ford family with their Golden Retriever “Liberty,” 1974

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18. Jimmy Carter, his daughter Amy, and their Siamese cat, “Misty Malarky Ying Yang,” 1977

19. Reagan in a helicopter with his Bouvier des Flandres, “Lucky,” on his lap, 1985

20. George H.W. Bush, his Springer Spaniel “Millie,” and her new litter, 1989

21. Bill Clinton’s pets, “Socks” and “Buddy,” in the Oval Office, 1998

22. George W. Bush with his Scotties, 2006

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23. Obama and Portugese Water Dog “Bo,” the reigning First Dog, 2009

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