National Dogs in Politics Day fell on September 23, providing a chance to look back and celebrate the many furry friends who have called the White House their dog house.
Skip become President Theodore Roosevelt’s best friend, and the American Kennel Club has recognized Skip’s breed as the Teddy Roosevelt Terrier.
Photographs of Herbert Hoover with King Tut, his Belgian Malinois, helped him connect with voters ahead of his election.
Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev gifted First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy a dog named Pushinka during Cold War, raising suspicions that the dog was part of a Russian spy conspiracy.
Sasha and Malia Obama helped President Barack Obama name their Portuguese Water Dog Bo (after singer Bo Diddley).