Sometimes it’s difficult to imagine the leader of your country having a pooch as a best friend, but presidential pooches like Bo, Barney, and Buddy have proven that presidents are just like us: they love their pups! Take a look at the following photos of past (and current) canines in the White House.
Bo, a Portugese water dog, gets to spend his days frolicking in the White Houses’ Rose Garden and sitting in on Oval Office meetings.
President Bush and Barney step off the plane and poshly pose for the camera. Do you think they sat in first-class?
President Clinton’s ear-to-ear grin suggests that his relationship with his pooch Buddy is, in fact, a “budding” friendship.
It’s 1939 and President Franklin D. Roosevelt is sneaking some petting to his Scottish terrier best friend.
What’s an anniversary photo without four-legged family members? Former President Lyndon B. Johnson, his wife Lady Bird, and Yuki pose for their 38th anniversary photo in 1972.
Checkers seems to be loving all of the attention!
The Reagan’s are seen her taking Rex, their King Charles spaniel, for a stroll on the White House lawn.
This 1974 photo shows an eager golden retriever, Liberty, listening in on former President Gerald Ford’s conversation with Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, left, and National Security Advisor Brent Scowcroft.
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*Photo Courtesy of CBS News