Dogs of the White House

President Roosevelt with His Dog Fala (Copyright Bettmann/Corbis / AP Images)

President Roosevelt with His Dog Fala (Copyright Bettmann/Corbis / AP Images)

3.  Fala – Dog of Franklin D. Roosevelt (1933-1945) 

The trend of high profile publicity being devoted to dogs of the White House really took off with FDR’s Scottish terrier, Fala (short for Murray the Outlaw of Fallahill). Reading any biography on Roosevelt will likely yield some tidbits on this First Dog, who was frequently in the press accompanying the president on trips and official meetings.

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Photo: Presidential Pets

4. Wolf –  Dog of John F. Kennedy (1961-1963) 

Unfortunately, less is written on Wolf, the Irish wolfhound gifted to the Kennedy family by an Irish priest. Wolf was one of several gifts the family received while in the White house, but was said to have not fared well with the other dogs, so he had to move to another family.

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Photo: Presidential Pets

5. Yuki – Dog of Lyndon Johnson (1963-1969)

Deeply adored by President Johnson was Yuki, a mixed breed dog named after the Japanese word for snow. This spoiled critter was constantly cuddled by Johnson, rarely leaving his side.

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