First dogs of the White House (11 images)

Almost every president is recorded to own a pet dog while living in the White House. Here are some of the more recent first dogs to occupy one the most-well known addresses in the world.
Updated: Aug. 26, 2015 at 9:53 AM
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Bo and Sunny Obama
Bo and Sunny Obama
Bo was given to the Obama family by Senator Ted Kennedy after President Obama had promised his daughters they could get a dog once they moved into the White House. Sunny later joined the Obama family shortly into Obama's second term. Both Bo and Sunny are Portuguese Water Dogs. Photo: Presidential dogs Sunny and Bo during the annual White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House April 21, 2014 in Washington, DC. Photo by UPI/Olivier Douliery/Pool.
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Barney and Miss Beazley Bush
Barney and Miss Beazley Bush
President Bush and his wife Laura owned two Scottish Terriers while living in the White House, Barney and Miss Beazley. Both dogs were gifts given by President Bush to the First Lady. Photo: President George W. Bush, accompanied by his dogs Barney and Miss Beazley, arrives on the South Lawn of the White House via Marine One, upon returning for a vacation at his Crawford, Texas ranch, 13, 2006. Photo by Evan Sisley/Pool/UPI
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Buddy Clinton
Buddy Clinton
President Clinton adopted the chocolate-colored Labrador Retriever, Buddy, in the beginning of his second term as president. Buddy passed away at only four-years old after being hit by a car near the Clinton's home in New York. Photo: Former President Bill Clinton's dog Buddy, seen here in this file photo. was killed by a car near the Clintons' home in Chappaqua, N.Y., police said January 3, 2002. File Photo/UPI
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Millie Bush
Millie Bush
Millie the English Springer Spaniel was the White House pet during George H.W. Bush's time in the presidency. First Lady Barbara Bush wrote a popular book about the White House, dictating it from Millie's view. Photo: President George Bush and First Lady Mrs. Barbara Bush host a luncheon for Boris Yeltsin and his wife, while the presidential dog Millie takes a rest on the carpet. Photo by David Valdex/The White House/Files/UPI
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Rex Reagan
Rex Reagan
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Rex was given to First Lady Nancy Reagan as a Christmas present from husband President Ronald Reagan. Rex lived in the White House for Reagan's second term and then moved with the family to their ranch-estate in California. Photo: First Dog Rex gets a hug from the First Lady Nancy Reagan and a pawshake from President Ronald Reagan after greeting them back to the White House 4/10 after their vacation in Santa Barbara. Photo by Tim Clary/UPI
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Grits Carter
Grits Carter
Amy Carter (R), daughter of president Carter plays with her dog, Grits and cat, Misty Malarky Ying Yang, and brother Jeff (C) with sister-in-law Caron Carter, on the South Lawn of the White House on February 23, 1977. Jeff Carter shot the picture with a camera on a tripod. Grits, a gift to Amy from her schoolteacher, was later returned by President Carter for reasons unknown. Photo by Jeff Carter/White House/UPI
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Liberty Ford
Liberty Ford
Liberty the Golden Retriever was a gift to President Ford from his daughter Susan and White House photographer David Hume Kennerly. Liberty is famous for once getting locked out of the White House along with President Ford in the very early hours of the morning. Photo: President Ford enjoys the company of his pet Golden Retriever, Liberty, on february 2, 1975, in the oval office. Photo by David Hume Kennerly/The White House/Files/UPI
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