Yukon was a white, blue-eyed Siberian Husky given to President Herbert Hoover and his family in 1929 from a person in Fairbanks, Alaska. However, Yukon did not adjust well to the warmer climate, and he was often sent up to Canada in the summer months.
One time, Yukon did do a good deed for a little girl without even meaning to. 12-year-old Dolly Fitzgerald went with her mother to visit the White House, in the hopes of taking some photographs and even getting autographs from the President and First Lady. When Yukon appeared, he and Dolly became instant playmates. Unfortunately, during their play, Yukon tore Dolly’s dress with his paw. But the end result was that First Lady Pat Hoover contacted Dolly to replace her dress and even give the girl her desired autographs.
According to the Hoover family archives, Yukon fared so poorly in the Hoovers’ climate that he was gifted to a friend that lived up North, in a climate better suited for the Husky.