Dog Names of American Presidents Part 2This is the continuation of Part 1 in which it contains the dogs from President Barrack Obama to President Lyndon B. Johnson. In Part 2, we will see dogs from President John F. Kennedy to President George Washington. Some American Presidents owned as many as twelve.
President John F. Kennedy, who served as the 35th president from 1961 to 1963, used to own the first dogs namely Blackie, Charlie, Clipper, Pushinka, Shannon, Streaker, White Tips, and Wolf. Charlie and Pushinka were a Welsh Terrier. Pushinka was a gift from Soviet Premier Krushev as a sign of friendship. Among the first dogs, Charlie was his favorite. Charlie would nibble on the White House lawn as the gardeners work on the lawn. Shannon is also a gift from the Prime Minister of Ireland. Shannon was an Irish Cocker Spaniel. Clipper is a German Shepherd, whereas Wolf is an Irish Wolfhound. The rest are Terriers. The first dogs greeted the president as he came to the White House in a presidential helicopter.
President Dwight D Eisenhower, who served as the 34th president from 1953 to 1961, owned the first dog namely Heidi. She was from breed of Weimaramer. The origin of the dog name is German. Heidi means noble one.
President Harry S. Truman, who served as the 33rd president from 1945 to 1953, owned the first dogs namely Feller and Mike. Feller is from breed of Mongrel, while Mike is from the breed of Irish Setter.
President Franklin D Roosevelt, who served as the 32nd president from 1933 to 1945, owned the first dogs namely Major (German Shepherd), Meggie (Scottish Terrier), Fala (Scottish Terrier), Winks (Llewellyn Setter), Tiny (English Sheepdog), President (Great Dane), and Blaze (Mastiff). Fala is the most famous from all. Fala starred in the movie, received an honor, and depicted in a memorial. Fala is a Native American dog name which means crow.
President Herbert Hoover, who served as the 31st president from 1929 to 1933, owned nine dogs namely King Tut (Police Dog), Pat (Police Dog), Big Ben (Fox Terrier), Sonnie (Fox Terrier), Glen (Scottish Collie), Yukon (Husky), Patrick (Wolfhound), Eaglehurst Gillete (Setter), and Weejie (Elkhound).
President Calvin Coolidge, who served as the 30th president from 1923 to 1929, owned twelve dogs namely Peter Pan (Terrier), Ladie Buck (Airedale), Oshkosh (Collie), Prudence Primm (Collie), Calamity Jane (Shetland Sheepdog), Tiny Tim (Chow), Blackberry (Chow), Ruby Rough (Collie), Bessie (Collie), Boston Beans (Bulldog), King Kole (Police Dog), and Palo Alto (Bird Dog).
President Warren Harding, who served as the 29th president from 1921 to 1923, owned two dogs namely Laddie Boy and Oh Boy. Both are from breed of Airedale. In cabinet meetings, Laddie Boy had a chair to sit on. It is like Laddie Boy is one of the cabinet members.
President Theodore Roosevelt, who served as the 26th president from 1901 to 1909, owned five dogs namely Pete (Pitbull Terrier), Sailor Boy (Chesapeake Retriever), Jack (Terrier), Skip (Mongrel), and Manchu (Pekingese). Pete means stone in Greek, while Jack means gracious God in Hebrew. Manchu is the inhabitants of Manchuria. Since Pekingese is a Chinese breed, the President uses Manchu as the name. It is unfortunate for Pete. He bit too many people. As a result, Pete was taken off from the White House.
President Rutherford Hayes, who served as the 19th president from 1877 to 1881, owned four dogs namely Duke (English Mastiff), Hector (German Shepherd), Nellie (German Shepherd), and Grim (Greyhound). The meaning of dog names is leader in Latin, steadfast in Greek, and light in Greek respectively. Nely, Nelie, Nelly, and Nel are some of the variants of Nellie.
President Abraham Lincoln, who served as the 16th president from 1861 to 1865, owned two dogs namely Fido and Jip. The breed of Fido is unknown. Fido is name which is a form of Fidel. It means faithful.
President George Washington, who served as the 1st president from 1789 to 1797, owned ten dogs namely Mopsey, Taster, Cloe, Tipler, Forester, Captain, Lady Rover, Vulcan, Sweetlips, and Searcher. They are all from the breed of Hound. The names are mostly English. We can skip the names. Cloe came from Khloe. It is Greek for blooming. And, Vulcan is the God of fire in Italian Mythology. Mopsey may sound a little strange. The name means untidy.
We give the dog our spare time, but the dog gives all the time to us. It is no wonder that American Presidents live with the friendly pet to the White House. Some American Presidents brought as many as twelve.