Bo Obama is a Portuguese water dog and a gift from Senator and Mrs. Kennedy to Sasha and Malia, at the White House.
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Billy, a pygmy hippo from Africa, was given as a gift to President Coolidge in 1927. (No, he didn’t actually live in the White House!)
Thanks to a stunning painting that hangs in the White House today, Rob Roy, one of two white collies, is the best-known Coolidge pet.
Before Fala, one of FDR’s favorites was a Llewellin setter, a purebred strain of the English setter, who was named Winks for the black ring around his left eye.
Clipper seemed to be Jackie Kennedy’s favorite, although he did require some obedience training.
Charlie was the Kennedy family’s first dog at the White House — but he certainly wasn’t their last.
There were a LOT of dogs at the Kennedy White House, but Shannon was said to have been the president’s favorite.