President Rutherford B. Hayes and his wife Lucy moved into the White House in early 1877. With them came their many pets, including Hector the Newfoundland, Dot the Cocker Spaniel, and Juno and Shep, 2 hunting dogs.
Like many men of the era, Hayes was both a soldier and a hunter. It is likely he took his pair of hunting dogs out with him when he went looking for game. While the Presidency may have afforded Hayes little time for actual hunting, there is no doubt that his dogs were well-cared for with Hayes and his wife being such strong animal lovers.
Little is known about these 2 dogs – even their actual breed type is a mystery. With the Hayes family living so long ago, so much has been lost to history.