By Andrew Hager, Historian-in-Residence One of the common mantras among staffers at the Presidential Pet Museum is this: Pets aren’t political. We believe that animals stand apart from their human companion’s policies. Barney Bush didn’t order the invasion of Iraq, after all, and Sunny Obama never promoted an individual mandate in healthcare. You can love…
Tiny may have been the name, but “tiny” he wasn’t. The big, clumsy sheepdog didn’t hang around the White House very long, either. Here’s what we know.
The 130-pound dog had to be put down after viciously attacking Fala, the Roosevelts’ famous Scottish terrier.
In a rather embarrassing incident at the White House, this dog nearly ripped the seat off the British prime minister’s pants.
Before he had Fala, our nation’s best-known Scottish terrier, President Franklin Roosevelt had another Scottish terrier named Meggie.
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.
As far as we know, this was the one and only Great Dane associated with a U.S. president to live at the White House.