Everything You’ve Ever Wanted To Know About Presidents’ Dogs [INFOGRAPHIC]
3:00 pm, September 1st | by Laura Donovan
Being president is tough, so it makes sense that most of our nation’s leaders have done the job with dogs by their side. A new infographic shows that canines have been guiding and comforting U.S. presidents for more than 200 years, a true testament to the benefits of owning furry friends.
From George Washington’s American Staghound, Sweet Lips (odd name for a pup, but things were different in the 1700s, to say the least) to Barack Obama’s cutie-pie Bo, the White House has been home to lots of adorable, fun, and even strong-willed doggies. Teddy Roosevelt’s bull terrier, Pete certainly fits the last description, as he ripped the pants off a French ambassador during a political event. If Pete were around today, he’d probably have a Facebook fan page like Bo Obama. As you’ll learn from the infographic below, being a First Dog ain’t such a bad life!